Mike has always been a training icon in the real estate industry and I was pleased to have many opportunities to work events together and visit over lunches.
In January 1997, over a lunch in San Diego, I was sharing the challenges I faced on many of my events. After spending months securing the event then developing the presentation and marketing the event, some problem out of my control would interfere with its success.
Mike described a similar challenge in his early years about flying across the country and driving through a snow storm only to have the event canceled when he arrived. From that experience he learned the importance of controlling his events. I too learned the importance of getting more involved in the planning and promotion of events. Because of that advice, my company begins helping clients with event management, promotion, setup and topic development right down to the chair count and placement on the morning of the event.
Mike was also instrumental in inspiring me to think bigger when I planned the future of my business. He gave me advice on creating a following and developing products. Thank you for your help, Mike.