I just returned from Big Seminar in Atlanta and it was filled with goldmines of info. Not only were the speakers terrific, many of the attendees were gold nuggets, too. . . if you could find them.
The thrill for me was that lots of people came to seek me out, too.
Hint: If you ever want to get on the good side of someone whose product you own, pull them aside and tell them what an impact they made in your life, business and overall success. Several people did that for me over the weekend, and that was a real thrill.
And I had a chance to do the same with some of my own mentors there, too.
For every advantage a large seminar has, there's something to be said for the small seminar, too. A smaller, more elite group of people getting together to learn from a handful of extremely successful industry insiders can sometimes be a better investment of your time.
Jeremy Schoemaker (http://www.shoemoney.com/ — the bald guy with the $132,000 Adsense check), Blogging Expert Dave Taylor (http://www.intuitive.com/), Online Community Expert Lee Dodd (http://www.forumtrends.com/), and SEO Expert Aaron Wall (http://www.seobook.com/) have teamed together to build the Elite Retreat.
I can tell you from personal experience that small meetings can yield huge results. And if that small meeting cludes these four experts, it's really a slam dunk.
The Elite Retreat is a two-day intensive seminar, and unlike other seminars there is no pitch and no sale of any kind during the event. In other words, you go there to learn and elevate your business, and that's it. But this is not a beginner's event. This is to improve what you thought was unimprovable, to grow what has been ungrowable, and to create more of the Elite type of internet entrepeneurs that your four hosts already are.
It happens in December, but pre-registration is going on how. You can find more info at http://www.eliteretreat.info/.