For some, it was a daunting task to be up before 9am and secure a perfect seat in the meeting rooms of the Venetian Hotel. Still, many people who had just flown into Las Vegas made it in time for registration and secured some of the best seats on Friday, July 9, 2010. The event was kicked off by Jimmy Davis as emcee and the weekend contained an inspiring panel of successful entrepreneurs who put on their “teacher hats” for the weekend.
From then on, it was a nonstop buffet of learning and value for small business owners and Internet entrepreneurs. On Saturday, the audience was wowed by presentations by Mike Dillard, Todd Falcone, and Jonathan Budd, who are some of the most successful minds in Internet marketing.
During lunch and breakout sessions, we met amazing new people who all had something to share about their own business-building journeys. Some were eager to start implementing the advice they got from the presenters, but there was still one more day of learning to go to gather even more information from folks like Jim Yaghi, David Schwind, Katie Freiling, Joe O’Day, Adam Holland, and the hosts of the event, Raymond Fong and Fernando Ceballos.
Sunday definitely had people moving their pens like wildfire over their notes (I’m pretty sure I saw smoke coming off of Natasha’s page…which meant I didn’t have to take any notes!), hoping not to miss a single piece of information. I sat back and absorbed everything being offered in various topics ranging from PPC, Search Engine Optimization, Blogging, and Back Linking. And if you think this all sounds nerdy, you’re probably right. Some of these guys were formerly rocket scientists, and that’s not an exaggeration.
Still, they’ve made it clear that we don’t all have to hold the same degrees or be super geniuses of some kind. They’ve offered the keys to success and made them easy to learn and easy to use. No matter what your background, there are No Excuses for failure. They wanted to make sure everyone took that lesson with them, that no matter where they come from or where they are going, no excuses should stand in the way of your success.
If you were at the No Excuses Summit, leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts on this great event.
To your success,