OK, Here Goes… - Posted by Hugh James
Posted by Hugh James on April 05, 2000 at 07:35:38:
I know my answer was at best, flip, Scott. It’s just that I’ve aired my LeGrand opinions here before and I always seem to bring out the worst in one or two of Ron’s groupies.
At $69 bucks I think the day long seminar is a good value. I went myself and thought I got my money’s worth, even though it was the pitch given at the one day seminar that got me to buy the wholesale/retail boot camp. As I recall We got a copy of one of Ron’s books thrown in, got a working lunch with the big guy himself, and plenty of time to ask a lot of questions. (There were only about 12 in my one day workshop. The workshop was held, incidentally, during a Chicago boot camp while the boot camp folks were on their day long bus tour. Ron is a master at maximizing the opportunity, and that may be the best lesson you can learn from him.)
Now about that boot camp. I have two complaints. First, the cost. I shelled out $3,000 + air fair + food + hotel costs + ground transportation. It just wasn’t worth it IMHO. A lot of good information that I could have had elsewhere for considerably less, as I discovered. Nothing wrong with the content, just the value for dollar paid.
Then there were the commercials. They were endless. At the risk of provolking the masses, it’s the only thing I ever agreed with John Reed about. It was like being trapped in an infomercial. I have no quarrel with Ron or any of his boot camp speakers offering their material at the back of the room–but this was endless. Sometimes the pitch would drag on for 15 or 20 minutes. The way I figured it, it was already costing me about $100 bucks an hour to be there and I didn’t appreciate having my time and money spent on these endless “deals” on more study materials. Actually, by the second day, many of us had caught on, and simply left for the coffee shop when the commercial break came. It’s the carnival pitch man in Ron, I guess.
Don’t give 'em your real phone number either if you can help it. The end of the boot camp is just the begining. When you get home, the telemarketing starts…I had to get down right nasty to get 'em to stop…but that’s another story.