From: Clay Campbell
Date: June 3, 2009 8:07:45 AM CDT
To: All Wizard of Ads Partners
Subject: A Report from Clay
I have always been a person that would just “jump in and do something” even if I couldn't do it very well at first, rather than be like the guy who waits till he can do it perfectly before he will begin. So I have had many many failures; some of which seemed devastating at the time, but now seem to be worth a lot. Those failures add to my skills and wisdom when offering help, assistance, or advice to someone.
When I asked Mike to come to Kentucky and speak, he was somewhere on a beach in Mexico. Finally he answered my emails, texts and phone calls and said OK. Then I called him back and asked if he'd stay an extra day and speak twice. Again he said sure. Then I set it up for him to speak also for our local Chamber of Commerce breakfast, and again to the sales staff for 9 radio stations Bristol Broadcasting in Paducah while he was here.
Instead of setting up one big meeting,we did four smaller ones. Michael gave the Pendulum Presentation 4 times in 4 different locations in two days and we had 80 butts in seats. (In Denver we had about that many, and about 100 in Nashville, I think) We handed out the sheet of questions I got from Steve Rae; and had about 12 of those filled out, and got about 20 more sign ups for my Wizard Times Newsletter.
We planted many good seeds, and talked a few potential future clients. Michael is such a gentleman, and was so professional and so great to work with and he made me proud to be a Wizard of Ads Partner. Many people remarked, “Your friend is such a good speaker and he is brilliant.” It is really cool to hang around brilliant people. But most important of all Michael and I have become good friends, and a man always needs a few good friends.
Many thanks again to Michael Keesee.