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Offline lvitch

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russ whitney seminar
« on: January 09, 2006, 11:19:45 am »
he's in town , heard the hype, read all the bad reviews lol, just figuered i'd go and see what info he has to offer if anything ( not buying).  anyone going ?  i'm attending the jan 16 seminar.  just curious

Offline kdhastedt

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Re:russ whitney seminar
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2006, 12:01:54 pm »

Is it free or low cost?

Just know going in that it's all about the $$$ and they are not giving any good "poop" away for free...the good stuff will cost.  

It might be good entertainment, though!

Where are you attending?

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Offline lvitch

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Re:russ whitney seminar
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2006, 12:43:03 pm »
it's free, i'm going to the altimonte springs one here in fl.  thought there might be some "good poop" but really wanted to go to meet some contacts.  i missed the orlando REI meeting (bummed)  but plan to attend the next.  

Offline kdhastedt

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2006, 01:26:22 pm »

It may be a good place to network but I've heard that some gurus have prohibitions on that (if you can imagine)!

Let us know how it went!

Keith
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Offline eve_32

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Re:russ whitney seminar
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2006, 02:26:24 pm »
When I went, they didn't allow you to give out business cards and they try to prevent you from networking. At the free seminar all they really do is promote the seminars that cost thousands.

Offline Steve Smith

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2006, 02:44:21 pm »
How do they keep you from talking to others at the seminar?  If you were to hand someone a card and the person accepts it would they take it away?  Red flags.

Offline eve_32

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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2006, 02:48:35 pm »
there is quite a few people there watching and if they see you handing out cards or anything like that they come over and tell you that you cannot do that or that you have to leave

Offline lvitch

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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2006, 03:50:46 pm »
"there is quite a few people there watching and if they see you handing out cards or anything like that they come over and tell you that you cannot do that or that you have to leave"

gota be sneaky on the breaks ;)

Offline eve_32

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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2006, 05:15:47 pm »
very! we handed out business cards, my partner wanted to stay so I did.  I wouldn't pay for any of his classes, they don't seem to be worth it plus I have heard alot of horror stories from some who have attended.

Offline yrush2000

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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2006, 07:08:20 pm »
Well if you decide to take any of his bootcamps in which he does not teach any of them I would recommend the foreclosure or wholesale. Do not bother with MU or the basic 3day class espeically if you know some REI now..

Offline lvitch

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Re:russ whitney seminar
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2006, 08:58:34 am »
honestly i just want the free suprise gift ($190 value) ;) lol  

Offline DeeinAustin

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« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2006, 11:36:09 pm »
Sorry, his seminar is a complete scam. The book is great, but I attended the seminars against my wishes (accompanied a friend).

1. They won't give you a pre-written agenda. They provide a meaty outline of what they're supposed to cover, but you won't learn any of that stuff. The speaker even asked us what we wanted to learn and wrote topics onto a transparency. Later, he did the motivational rant, told us about his rich lifestyle, and said that we should not be skeptical disbelievers. We never saw the transparency again and only learned a few nuggets of wisdom that I later realized you can get anywhere.

2. They kept saying that the class was just the 'tip of the iceberg". They played classic game where you don't learn anything, but want you to keep paying for "insider mentoring" and other seminars that are more expensive.

3. They made the room very cold and had people planted in the audience who seemeed to work for the company. The person I sat next to was upset that he recognized people from the Dallas and Houston seminars who had said in each one that this was their first real estate investment seminar. The speaker tended to call on them a lot during the session and referred to them pretty often.

4. The speaker started to ignore anyone who asked tougher questions. They weren't negative, but just asked for specifics. For instance, I asked about the logistics of how he financing properties. I asked another question about asset protection because he said something that didn't make sense. After that, I was cut off and he ignored me.

At the beginning of the class, they asked if there were any agents, lawyers, or reporters in the room. The speaker really seemed to focus only on questions from maybe 5 people.

I asked for a refund and they tried to balk, so I went to the news station. Fox News did a story on it and got full refunds for myself and my friend. You can read more about Russ on http://www.ripoffreport.com/ .

I have to say that I did learn to ask, "Is that the best you can do?" when negotiationg. Again, the book is actually pretty good, which is why I let my friend talk me into going to the seminar.
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Offline lvitch

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Re:russ whitney seminar
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2006, 07:05:07 am »
unfortunatly i have a snafu ,  my kids are off from school that day .  it looks like i'll end up at home with them. sooooo... i'll be working on my current business plan and trying to finish that up. unless i can find a work around, but it looks like my efforts may be better spent elseware than at the seminar.  

Offline kdhastedt

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Re:russ whitney seminar
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2006, 07:20:42 am »

Trust me, time spent with family is waaaaaay more important!

 :)

Keith
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Offline DeeinAustin

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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2006, 08:22:33 am »
I'd tell people to go after they've read the comments on Ripoffreport and and this article on John T. Reed's site. http://johntreed.com/ReedonWhitney.html

Russ' group did exactly what this article had written. Making the room cold, not answering questions, talking about the bigger event, etc. He was being sued by several attorney generals for fraud.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2006, 08:23:23 am by DeeinAustin »
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