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I recently attended a seminar it was hosted by an incredibly successful property entrepreneur who's name would be unfair to reveal.I have taken a rather a negative view of him since. He told the room that he would only be giving 3 hours of his time to them individually BUT, not to worry because he has on hand "a team" that can guide them through this journey of wealth and financial freedom.I am curious to learn from people that have gone to a seminar, been 'caught in the moment', and parted with their cash in return of a promised tutelage to make them wealthy and successful.I calculated that day the entrepreneur made £300,000 within the space of half an hour. The tactic was unbelievable. I thought then and remain unchanged in my thoughts - "Am I the only one that thinks this is just ludicrous?"He paced up and down the room whilst explaining that there was one lucky winner in the room.The suspense was building and then all of a sudden with a histrionic outburst "YOU THERE," pointed a finger at who was later revealed to be a man that parted with a large amount of his personal money.The host enticed this very excitable man onto the stage as the room applauded thinking that he was a very lucky winner of a program that was unachievable to most. The man was told to read from the slides in front of him all that was available. Mentoring, Attendance a VIP seminars, Written materials. This excitable man was now so overwhelmed that it reduced him to tears.The host turned to us and said "nobody should have anything for completely free" turning back to the man on stage the host tells him "we have decided you can have all of this for the bargain price of £7500" . That is when a 10 second timer appeared on the slides and the host pressured the man in view of us the audience "before the clock stops are you going to take this chance of a lifetime?".The man was no longer crying; instead looked like a rabbit in headlights. He conceded and was quickly taken off by an assistant to a PDQ machine.I couldn't help think that he was perhaps too embarrassed to say no. What followed was even more of an insult to the seemingly lucky winner.The host asks the audience "which one of you would like to have the opportunity that this guy has just had?" I didn't see this as anything other than a complete scam. I assumed that people would share my view - I was wrong; they were all flinging their hands up shouting "pick me, pick me" I pressed my hands firmly on my knees and thought "don't even think about picking me, I am not being victim to this".The host tells the audience "those with your hands in the air, come and join me here on stage". Once on stage the eager audience positioned themselves at the front like the were queuing for lifeboats aboard the Titanic.The host paced up and down, hand on chin, with an air of contemplation on who would be the winner of spending £7500 with the waiting assistant and her PDQ machine. He announces " I have never done this before, but I have decided all of you are eligible for this amazing offer".They were rushing in their droves and queuing for the PDQ machine. The host turns to remaining few in the room. "Sadly you are the losers in this". "Really?" I thought. They have just paid £7,500 each for 3 hours of your time and one of your assistants who frankly nobody has heard of will be in regular contact with them.If you are one of those lucky winners reading this please do share your success story. I would really like to know how you viewed the experience. Am I the loser?
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(06-08-2012 10:55 AM)Mark Alexander Wrote: The naivety of some people continually baffles me.