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    Get Motivated Seminar - DSM

    Went yesterday in DSM....thought it was pretty good. Good speakers...

    C. Powell - Great!
    Laura Bush - not so much...kinda blah
    Terry Bradshaw - Outstanding!
    Phil Towns - question below
    Rudy G. - OK
    Zig Ziglar - Dissapointing

    ...and a few more.

    A lot of it was a big sales pitch...particularly Phil Towns and his investing strategies.

    Anyone do this or heard of it? Thousands were signing up...


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    Re: Get Motivated Seminar - DSM

    I heard from someone that attended that Terry Bradshaw said that he hated the Hawkeyes because they didn't write him back. He wrote the FB Department that he wanted to walk on, he would pay his own way from Louisiana just to try out.....since he was born in Iowa. They never replied to him......went to La Tech....and the rest is history.

    Apparantly the crowd was very taken-aback from this knowledge.

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    Iowa still sucks.



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    Re: Get Motivated Seminar - DSM

    [QUOTE=larrysarmy;1248658]Went yesterday in DSM....thought it was pretty good. Good speakers... QUOTE]

    So, are you motivated now?

    Did any of them tell you not make their choices or you'll end up living in a VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER!!!!!!



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    Re: Get Motivated Seminar - DSM

    All I know is that I had a heck of a time getting to work yesterday! Sounds like a great line-up though. I had no idea all of those people were coming.



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    Re: Get Motivated Seminar - DSM

    I was going to attend, but the tv and couch were calling my name.


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    Re: Get Motivated Seminar - DSM

    Never heard of Phil Towne...what does he preach?



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    Re: Get Motivated Seminar - DSM

    Phil Town's strategies are solid. However, he makes it easier than it looks, of course. The tool he was pitching really makes things easier on investing. His book, which I would encourage anyone interested to read, explains all of it in greater detail without pitching products. In fact, the book was written before investools tailored their product to his strategies, so it leans more to free sites.



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    Re: Get Motivated Seminar - DSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Ficklone02 View Post
    Never heard of Phil Towne...what does he preach?
    Phil Town is an investor. One of those rags to riches stories using Warren Buffet investment strategies.



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    Re: Get Motivated Seminar - DSM

    I attended also and thought Colin Powell was excellent. A lot funnier than I envisioned. Seemed to me that Zig Ziglar would have been good before his fall but it was just weird yesterday. Bradshaw and James Smith were my favorites. I did sign up for the Phil Town endorsed seminar in case it was a good deal but after going home and researching it further, I cancelled. Seems like it may work for some people but it basically looked like timing the market which is not recommended by most financial gurus. Overall I enjoyed the speakers but didn't necessarily find them all that motivating, more like story telling sessions.



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    Re: Get Motivated Seminar - DSM

    I thought Belluzo had some good sound advice. Powell obviously had some great stories and lessons learned.



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    Re: Get Motivated Seminar - DSM

    I think Matt Foley is probably the best motivational speaker.



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    Re: Get Motivated Seminar - DSM

    I was there as well, Bradshaw was awesome, and I agree, Colin Powell was much more laid back than I ever envisioned. Laura Bush was interesting, but she just read from her ******. Felt bad for Zig Ziglar, he was good but is clearly not completely all there anymore. Tamara Lowe who organizes these with her husband came across as very insincere to me, and then she was just trying to pitch her book.



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    Re: Get Motivated Seminar - DSM

    Quote Originally Posted by soccercy View Post
    Tamara Lowe who organizes these with her husband came across as very insincere to me, and then she was just trying to pitch her book.
    Agree 100%. I pretty much hated her entire bit. I thought her little "God rap" was terrible. She had a captive audience and just was pushing an agenda, in my honest opinion.



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    Re: Get Motivated Seminar - DSM

    I had a chance to go to it and turned it down. Only people of interest to me were Powell and Zigler.

    I heard Zigler had a stroke recently, and that some think it's painful to watch him now. That one of his children had to go up on stage and get him going. Did this happen here, too?


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    Re: Get Motivated Seminar - DSM

    Quote Originally Posted by CyGal View Post
    I heard Zigler had a stroke recently, and that some think it's painful to watch him now. That one of his children had to go up on stage and get him going. Did this happen here, too?
    His daughter said that he fell down the stairs in March 2007. Yes, she had to lead him on stage and basically prompt all of his answers. They mixed it with a lot of video too. I thought it was pretty sad. I'm not entirely sure, but it sounds like his son is leading the company now. So, they pretty much need the Zig Ziglar personality to keep the company afloat. I could be wrong though.



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