Pics, Random Thoughts & Take Aways from the NAMS 3 Worshop in Atlanta

Every now and then in life, if you are lucky, you get to be a part of something that becomes very special to you.

That’s how I feel about being a part of the Niche Affiliate Marketing System Workshop recently held in Atlanta, affectionately known as NAMS 3.

The brain child of David Perdew, NAMS has quickly grown into the premiere Internet Marketing Conference on the Net. (I keep reminding David of the great line from JAWS, “You’re gonna needa bigger boat.”)

Why do I say that?

Here’s a few of the reasons:

  • From the beginning NAMS was designed as a workshop, not a pitchfest. Participants actually get things done!
  • Instructors stay for the entire 3 days of the workshop. We are there to help, not sell.
  • The sessions are set up in tracks – beginning, intermediate and advanced – so there is something for everyone.

Random Thoughts

  • You always hear that half of the value of a conference is the networking that you are able to do. To call what we do at NAMS networking does not do it justice. I think the better word is “fellowship.”
  • Watching folks learn and do right away, and get results right away is such a kick. This helps to prevent the typical “post-conference let down” that causes most folks to put what they have learned on the shelf where is becomes “shelf-help.”
  • For the last two NAMS we have created a product on Saturday morning and everyone can be selling it by the afternoon with 100% affiliate commission.

    This year we created Strategies 4 Social Marketing with Willie Crawford, Kevin Riley, Joey Smith, Maritza Parra and me. David Perdew asked the panel 5 important questions about Social Marketing and the answers, tips, tools and strategies that came out our fantastic and are captured in the 60 minute audio Strategies 4 Social Marketing.

  • Watching instructors learn from each other is so refreshing. I’ve been to so many conferences where experts hold onto their info like a sack of gold. Brainstorming with other experts that you trust is so cool…

Take Aways

  • This is a special community. If you could not make it this time, you can get the recordings from the first 3 NAMS by clicking here. I’ll keep you informed about how to get registered at the lowest possible price and become a part of this community that meets again in August 2010.
  • I’ve been using a favorite lyric lately from Dan Fogelberg that goes like this:

    “It’s the chance of a lifetime, in a lifetime of chance. And it’s high time you joined in the dance.”

And THAT is what NAMS is all about….

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Jeff Herring

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8 Comments

  • Angela

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    Jeff:I followed the progress of #NAMS on twitter all thru the conference. You could feel the energy and the
    enthusiasm of the students as well as the faculty. You are right, this event is hands on, all inclusive. If I learned just by watching from far away, nothing will keep me away next time.

  • Jeff,

    It's always good to see you at NAMS! Your genuine personality always shines through. Something you mentioned above made me think – about the instructors staying for the full 3 days – I forgot that that IS highly unusual! Usually speakers fly in, do their schtick, and fly back out – you guys are really there to be accessible.

    Appreciated.

  • Angela

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    Just went and got the recording. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Jeff,

    Well said! I, too, am in awe of the NAMS3 weekend, not the least of which was meeting in person people I'd been following online for years: you, Maritza, Lynn Terry, Mark Hendricks and Bob the Teacher. But I can't forget my online "buds" from Lynn's Elite Forum and I couldn't rave about this without giving credit to the NEW people I'm now following (oh, goody, more email..) and the new friendships I made.

    The esprit de corps was, indeed, phenomenal among the event cadre, and there is no better model for learning than hands-on.

    But next time I am NOT bringing a hand-me-down computer. LOL And I look forward to seeing you next time, Jeff.

    Deb

  • Yes, Nams is a very different event because you get to see people make all kinds of breathroughs there… I saw Angie Newton who I met as soon as I walked into the hotel, we talked about the weirdness of trying to do video at first… at the end of the event, I think she had 6 videos recorded! I'm exited to see her stuff soon at http://losingitandlovingit.com/blog/

    There's also MaryJo Wagner from http://smartkidssmartparents.com/ who did amazing before even arriving at the event – breaking her existing sales record and also making a mental breakthrough in "what's appropriate" in online marketing and what's not… (It's more than OK to make offers, make offers, make offers… especially when you know you are helping people which MAryJo is doing for students, parents & teachers) Go MaryJo Go!

    Rafael Sanchez & Luz Marina who made 26 sales without even having an email list or a website about what they were selling – Total MacGyvers who will be joining us at the Hacienda in Texas for SMB live Workshop in May! (coming all the way from Venezuela!)

    I love this event and everyone involved… great networking and everyone uplifting each other in so many ways!

    PS & you are so funny when you're presenting! (I knoooow… I'm biased…) 😉

  • Yes, Nams is a very different event because you get to see people make all kinds of breathroughs there… I saw Angie Newton who I met as soon as I walked into the hotel, we talked about the weirdness of trying to do video at first… at the end of the event, I think she had 6 videos recorded! I'm exited to see her stuff soon at http://losingitandlovingit.com/blog/

  • Daniela

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    I just got the Strategies 4 Social Marketing. Fantastic content from 5 very capable and giving teachers. Thank you Jeff for making it available to the people on your list. Lots of great information to implement now.

  • Jeff,
    When my friend Traci Knoppe invited me, I thought oh she is a computer guru, but what would it do for me the beginner… wow, did I find out. I really think the best part is they don’t give you a chance to think on it so long you don’t implement it. You are expected to jump on board right then, complete the process and sell. Then the excitement watching others succeed and knowing you can too! I too enjoyed the fact that the teachers were all so willing to share no matter what level you were on.

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