Internet Marketer Lee McIntyre Speaks In Vancouver Marketing Event
Internet marketing events are a great place to learn and to meet people at various skill levels. These events are also an incredible opportunity to network. Networking at Canada Marketing Summit during the four days from Thursday to Sunday was one such opportunity.
The chance of Meeting and chatting with people like Lee McIntyre, Maritza Parra, Mark Victor Hansen, Scott Rewick, Austin Walsh, Anthony Morrison, Colin Wiebe, Jeff Mills, Riel Roussopoulos, Jason Bax, Jeff Vacek and 5 other great individuals, in addition to hearing their live presentations, is something that cannot be done over the internet and that any aspiring internet marketer should aim at experiencing.
I wasn’t kidding in Succeed Online By Networking At Internet Marketing Events when I said that I was going to take every opportunity to attend and network at live internet marketing events and write about them on my blog.
Canada Marketing Summit was by far the best event that I’ve attended so far.
I must admit that I knew very little or nothing about most of the speakers prior to the event with the notable exception of Lee McIntyre. Learning that he’d be there was an extra incentive for me to be present.
My first brief chat with Lee McIntyre video:
I will post two more videos of Lee McIntyre telling his story below but before I do that let me tell you that All the speakers that I mentioned above and the 4 presenters I haven’t mentioned yet: Dan Lok, Marias Gudelis, Rick Raddatz and Jennifer Hanczel were all fabulous.
All four days of this live internet marketing event so aptly named Canada Marketing Summit (at least half a dozen of the speakers are Canadians) were jam-packed with great information, outstanding speaking performances and intensive networking and fun.
Few pictures from Canada Marketing Summit 2010:
The Organizer of Canada Marketing Summit Rob Toth (right), Vance Sova
Lee McIntyre, Vance Sova
Maritza Parra with Vance Sova to her right
Mark Victor Hansen with Vance Sova to the right
Austin Walsh with Vance Sova
Josh Rimer, Bonnie Sainsbury after Canada Marketing Summit before the final party
Lee MacIntyre’s Story Video 1
Lee McIntyre’s Story Video 2
In addition to great content from speakers like Lee McIntyre which you can see a small sample of on the above videos there was a great time to be had meeting and networking with everyone attending the live event.
It’s important to get out of ones shell and take the initiative first to introduce yourself to as many people as possible. I did a much better job now than at the previous significant and big internet marketing event I attended last January. Having said that, there is still a lot of room for improvement.
By the way I respect and like the big internet marketing events and I also like and respect small local internet marketing meetings like John Chow’s Dot Com Pho. It’s important for you to realize that any live networking with other internet marketers is extremely valuable.
After the first day and the first four speakers and a two hour break there was a networking warm up party free to all participants which provided an additional chance to network and have some fun. You may want to watch the video below which will give you an idea of what the evening was like.
Spandy Andy at Networking Warm Up Party at Canada Marketing Summit Video
Who is Spandy Andy on the video above? Spandy Andy is a bright young Vancouverite. This is what he says about himself:
“I love to entertain. Making people laugh, smile, or even give me a bizarre stare, is so fulfilling…By being Spandy Andy I put myself out there to show the world you don’t have to be afraid.”
After the last speaker of Canada Marketing Summit finished speaking, the networking with the attending internet marketers wasn’t over yet.
People hung around or went to a nearby restaurant or a pub to share their impressions, thoughts and ideas about their next moves and plans.
And after 7 p.m. there was an optional dinner and entertainment party and more networking and fun at the hotel ballroom which many speakers and the internet marketing event attendees took part in.
I got to meet with Lee McIntyre again and we had a chat while drinking beer. I met other people and spent fun time with Jit Uppal and some new and old friends.
Now it’s your turn to make a comment on this topic of internet marketing events, this particular event and the videos.
What appeals to you the most about internet marketing live events?
Which IM event have you attended most recently and which one if any do you plan to attend next?
What video on this page did you like the best?
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30 thoughts on “Internet Marketing Event, Networking At Canada Marketing Summit”
Ha, you got me dancing with my bro – cool! 🙂
I enjoyed the CMS too. It was cool just to be around like minded people all weekend, as well as learn new stuff and be reminded of other things that I should be doing!
September 28th, 2010 at 10:01 am
I’m glad you checked out the video of your bro Spandy Andy and your brief dance with him at the end of it. It’s cool that this is your first comment on my blog and the first comment on this post.
Canada Marketing Summit was way above what I expected. I knew that Lee McIntyre would be a treat to listen to and meet but the other speakers were great too and the networking, meeting and spending time with other people was more fun as well.
Hi Vance, events are great and not like the internet. They are right there in front of your face. I have absolutely nothing against them. I never been to one, yet. It’s just that when you hear of one that you want to go to, it’s far away. Maybe one day I’ll travel to one if one doesn’t come nearby.
Lee McIntyre’s story is very inspiring. Gives me the motivation to something eBay and take it from there. How true about giving something away first, then sell. Give and you shall receive. Unlike what most people think it’s the best way to do business.
I can see you had a great learning experience and a great time.
All the best to you Vance, catch you soon.
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September 28th, 2010 at 11:33 am
Nice to see you again and thanks for the comment. Live internet marketing events are just what one needs at least once in a while to realize that real people are doing real things. You can touch them and interact with them using all 5 senses. This will never be replicable in the virtual world of the internet, mobile phones or whatever.
That’s not to say that if there’s nothing like that going on where you live that you can’t succeed without it. It may just be a lot harder. Even small local events or lunch meetings are of great benefit. If there’s none in your location you may want to start one.
Every time I go to an event now, big or small I find of more local very successful people that I had no idea existed. And I learn of small local meet up groups that meet regularly. Once you start making contacts it seems to snowball very quickly.
As for Lee McIntyre and ebay, I don’t think he’s doing that business anymore but he started that way. I had to limit the number of videos from the event and I just included the story of his beginnings.
I look forward to your next visit and comment.
All the Best to you too Terry.
Looks like you had fun. I wish we have those kind of seminars in our country :/
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September 29th, 2010 at 3:35 pm
Yes, I really had fun and learned a lot too not to mention the contacts I made and the networking that I did. Where are you located? I tend to think that most countries have some kind of seminars that would be good to attend. This event was huge with so many great speakers but that doesn’t mean that smaller events aren’t good. A one speaker seminar can be great too.
Welcome to this blog and do visit and comment more soon.
I have never attended an Internet Marketing Event Vance, but I have always thought that the most useful aspect would be the networking. 8)
Apart from that, I think I would get bored. There are only so many success stories and rah-rah motivational speeches I could take. But that’s only because I’m getting to be a cynical bu**er in my old age. 😉
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September 29th, 2010 at 9:18 pm
I think that you are right about the most useful aspect of live internet marketing events being networking. There may be a chance of getting bored if you hear too many speakers but at least at this event the variety of speakers and what they had to say was such that hardly anybody got bored from what I could tell. I certainly didn’t. If that makes me young I’ll takes that, LOL.. I did take notes and learned a lot from the presentations.
Thanks for the comment. It does make sense. Of course, you have to always keep in mind that everybody has something to sell. That’s OK when you keep in mind you have the power over your wallet and nobody can take that away.
You can buy something if you want to but certainly don’t have to. It’s interesting to watch the different approaches. Some speakers really push their stuff and some only mention it in passing that you can buy their product.
I am super jealous you met Lee, I have not met him yet.
Was funny to see him in a suit, his stripey tshirt must have been in the wash ha ha!
His affiliate program is excellent, it’s the only one I seriously promote right now.
Looks like you had a fab time, I bet you learned tons.
Loved how you laid out the videos too, made them mnore interesting to watch.
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September 29th, 2010 at 11:48 pm
Thank you for the visit and comment. I think I’d be jealous too since you are a lot closer to where Lee lives and this was his first and only big trip and multiple speaker internet marketing event this year. But you will have lots of opportunities to meet him in the UK, I’m sure. Who knows when he’ll visit Vancouver again, if ever.
I’ve read and heard a lot about Lee and wished I could attend his events in England. So when I found out he’d be over here I made sure to be at the event.
I did have fabulous time and I learned a lot. I’ll be going over my notes in the next few days. I’m glad you enjoyed the videos.
Fabulous article and all interesting videos you have shared with us here. Thanks for the round-up.
October 1st, 2010 at 12:56 am
I’m glad you liked the article and the videos. You are welcome to visit my blog and comment any time, just try to share something of yourself, like what you think about what you’ve just read and seen. Saying fabulous and interesting is too general.
Nice video. I see my shirt in the background of one of the videos. I saw all 15 speakers and enjoyed the summit immensely.
You sure got your blog posts in quickly. That’s taking action. I’m thinking of putting something up on one of the social media sites, but I’ve been dragging my feet.
I’ve been on Lee’s list since he started and it was good to meet him face to face. However, I found his pitch slightly over the top and not what I expected.
But overall, Rob Toth did a great job with the Summit.
October 2nd, 2010 at 10:38 pm
Welcome to my blog and thanks for commenting. I’m glad you like my video. All the speakers were great and only one of them spoke about a subject I didn’t have that much interest in although it was very informative and helpful to learn about (import-export).
I think that Lee’s presentation was good and if it seemed perhaps a bit over the top it was likely under the influence of some other speakers over the 2 days that spoke before him. I’ve never seen him trying to engage the audience to that degree before.
I wonder if you mentioned to him your observation.
Rob Toth did a great job indeed in selecting the speakers and organization-wise.
October 12th, 2010 at 8:29 pm
Re Lee’s presentation, I didn’t talk to him as much after as I did on Day 1 when we had a fair bit to chat about. I had bought one of his audio series before the summit and I gave him some feedback about the 3 or 4 upsells he had after purchase. I think he took note of my feedback.
Anyhow, I hope you don’t mind but I’ve been reading up on Yahoo Pipes and I thought I would try aggregating all the Summit comments via RSS and make a Pipe out of them. I wasn’t all that successful since other blogs didn’t have a RSS feed for blog comments like you do. My Pipe results can be seen at budurl.com/swkd . Well, at least, these comments are making their way thru the interweb.
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October 12th, 2010 at 9:00 pm
I wish you would leave your blog URL when you fill out the comment box. I want to see what your blog is like. By the way, I disabled the link inside your comment going to the pipe results so it’s not clickable. People can read all the comments here on my blog when they are here already anyway so it would be redundant.
Thanks for coming back to comment. I think that you are right that Lee would take a note of your feedback.
I look forward to your next comment.
Great post dude! Looks like it was a top event (I must try to get to another one soon)
I haven’t personally met Lee, but will get to one of his events here in the UK soon 😉
Lovin the videos too, have just spent a few minutes going through them. Lee is a great speaker, keeps you glued to your seat somehow!
Anyway, hope things are good with you?
Talk to you soon,
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October 5th, 2010 at 9:23 am
Nice to see you visit here. Thanks for the comment. I’m glad you like the post. The event was superb, much better than what I expected.
I’m surprised you haven’t met Lee yet but it won’t be hard for you to meet him since he’s in the UK like you. Sometimes when we know we can do something anytime we are in no hurry to do it. Lee is the real deal, he didn’t disappoint.
I’m also glad that you liked the videos.
Looks like it was an excellent event with great quality content. you have it well laid out with the videos and pictures on your blog here.
Networking is such a big part of this whole marketing thing it took me so long to actually get my head around that part of it
October 7th, 2010 at 7:01 pm
Thanks for the visit and comment. The event was indeed excellent. Four days of great speakers and content with networking sprinkled in morning, noon and night. I’m glad you liked the post.
Wow, having beers with Lee McIntyre…very nice! It must be great to go and see top marketers like Lee speaking, i’m sure you leave there with a head full of ideas and full of motivation too.
Do they have many events there in Canada? Unfortunately i’m a bit isolated from all of the events here in Thailand, they don’t really have many here. They do have quite a few in Singapore though as quite a few top marketers come from there, so i am hoping to get over there some time in the future.
Thanks for posting the pics and videos Vance, looks like you had a great time there 🙂
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October 9th, 2010 at 11:22 am
It was really great meeting Lee and hearing him speak. We had just one beer together ( an ale ) but we’ll have more the next time he visits Vancouver. I knew of him for some time but never really paid that much attention to what he was doing. But when I found out he’d be coming to Vancouver I really wanted to hear what he had to say. I’m glad I took the opportunity. Lee McIntyre is real.
But I was surprised at the quality of the other speakers. Some of them are actually local people here.
Vancouver alone has several events like this every year. I’m not sure about the rest of Canada. There are also a large number of small meet ups in Vancouver where local bloggers and internet marketers meet. I’m just finding out more about them. I’ve been going to John Chow’s Dot Com Pho for the last 4 months or so but there are tons of other small events that I didn’t know took place.
I think that in your part of the world in addition to Singapore perhaps Kuala Lumpur may have some events where internet marketing events occur.
I’m glad you read my post and watched the videos and saw the pictures. Thank you so much for your visit and comment. I always enjoy and appreciate what you have to say and I look forward to your next visit.
Hi Vance, What a nice report, videos, and photos of what looks like a fine event. Lee Mcintyre and Spandy Andy… how can you beat that? I haven’t been to an IM event yet but I sure hope to. Thanks for sharing. Steve D.
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October 11th, 2010 at 4:52 pm
I’m glad you like the report and the pictures and videos. I love to share this with people who couldn’t attend the event as well as with those who have been there. It was a superb event, really.
Thank you for visiting and for the comment.
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I’m looking forward to your future comments.
All the best,
I actually came across your video and website when doing a search for info about one of the speakers from the Canada Marketing Summit.
Thanks for creating an excellent post and coverage of CMS.
Like yourself I attended CMS and saw all 15 speakers.
Lee’s is a great example of being fed up with working for someone else, using that pain,taking action and having great success with his own business.
Now Lee is teaching others to do the same.
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January 3rd, 2011 at 12:59 pm
That’s a good news you found my video and blog by searching for what I wrote about. That means that what I’m doing actually works.
Thank you for the comment and for subscribing to my YouTube channel. I’m glad you liked my post about the Canada Marketing Summit.
Lee is a good example and the main reason I went to CMS and I’m glad I did.
I hope Mitch that you’ll visit my blog again and post a great comment like this one.
Unfortunately, I missed Canada Marketing Summit and it’s many successful marketing speakers.
Thanks for the documentation for those who couldn’t make it with your insightful videos and the awesome article!
Hi, just wanted to mention, I enjoyed this blog post.
It was practical. Keep on posting!
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