Affiliate Dot Com Live! Las Vegas – Day 1 Video Recap

The first day of Affiliate Dot Com Live! from Las Vegas is over and I have a video recap. The video will give you an idea on the speakers and give you a taste of how they got their message across. Reading my written blog post about the session is one thing, but it doesn’t really capture it as well as a video recap.

All the day’s speakers were quite good and each covered a topic that they were experts at. The sessions were 90 minutes long. About 60 minutes was dedicated to teaching. The remaining 30 to 45 minute was used to pitch whatever product the speaker was promoting. I wasn’t really crazy about that because I felt it cheapen the presentation and for some speakers, it made the entire presentation look one big sales pitch.

The only person who didn’t try to sell the attendees anything was Shoemoney. By just giving his presentation without a pitch for any Shoemoney products, Shoe left the organizers scrambling to find something to fill the extra time with. You got to love Shoe. He may have not been the best speaker of the day but he for sure got the most respect!


21 thoughts on “Affiliate Dot Com Live! Las Vegas – Day 1 Video Recap”

  1. d3so says:

    Awesome recap. I can’t wait to see what’s in store next.
    Good job on the posts today; videos would’ve made them sweeter.
    Can we expect a dot com pho tomorrow from you?

    1. That is a great video John. I would like to continue watching it if it didn’t end where it does.

      1. Robin Gupta says:

        Every one is telling his poor past and rich present and millionaire or billionaire future.

        Awesome way to attract new bies.

        1. PPC Ian says:

          I agree with D3so, the coverage of this event is unparalleled. Thanks so much for sharing with us John!

  2. loved the video , thank you for sharing this any way and i can’t wait for more !

  3. Hey relly you were not covering the facts and the scenes you were watching in the video, well done to post this video here for more explanation and your introductory part as of Shoe.

  4. Abhik says:

    Many many thanks for the video John.
    Going to check it out now.

  5. Donny Gamble says:

    Shoe Money is definitely the man and he always seems to tell it like it is instead of beating around the bush with people.

    1. What he said on the video was very interesting and valuable. Instead of looking for excuses just do it is a great message to apply.

  6. I don’t think that a marketer marketing to me really cheapens them telling me something useful. Really man. They’re a marketer… you’re a marketer John.

    It’s like me complaining that you have advertising next to some good content on your blog.

    1. That is a valid point when you go to hear one speaker for the whole day and he has a product to sell and mentions it without pushing it too much every 5 minutes.

      When you are at an event with a dozen or more speakers who devote 30% or more of their time to pitching their stuff it gets to be too much of a pitch fest.

  7. It is a shame that so many events just turn into pitch fests. Hats of to Jeremy Shoemoney, respect where respect is due.

  8. As a speaker myself I’m always amazed that people don’t realise that some of these events – particularly the free / low cost ones – are funded by the promoters taking 50% of the money the speakers take. The promoter has MASSIVE costs up front and if they didn’t either charge a fee to attend or take a % of the speakers takings, these events wouldn’t happen.

    Either ShoeMoney agreed in advance that he would only speak if he didn’t have to sell (in which case the promoters need a clap on the back as they would have lost money on his slot) or he simply didn’t sell and it sounds like the latter because of the timing issues being mentioned.

    In which case he was renegiing on his contract with the promoters and he won’t be asked to speak again, at this or any other gig where that is the deal. It’s a small world, the speaking world and you are only as good as your last talk (if paid) or your last sales.

    There is a storm brewing in the UK about this as some promoters put on the best sellers, regardless of the quality of their content, or their product or whether they honour their refunds policy.

    There, tell it like it is. If you don’t want to be sold to, pay to attend or only go to events that are sponsored.

    I’m much more intrigued by the fac that, when you visit the Affiliate.com website and click on any of the page links at the top I’m getting a “page not found” error. What’s that all about?

    And i’m intrigued to see whether this comment will be approved. I like this blog and mention it regularly on mine and in my ezine. So we will see.

    Cheers
    Nicola

    1. John Chow says:

      Affiliate Dot Com Live! is not a free event. It cost each attendee $1997 to be there (http://adclivelasvegas.com). I think the speakers got to keep 100% of any sales they made, so selling was optional. Shoe doesn’t believe in using his presentation as a sales pitch. He wants to give real value.

      The website is not Affiliate.com. That’s own by Media Breakaway. Their website is at affiliatedotcom.com

      1. Hey John! Thanks for the clarification and for approving my comment which was made in the spirit of clarity and transparency about the whole speaking/selling arrangement.

        I can now see that it’s a Mike Filsaime venture (he also owns PayDotCom.com and must be building a stable of related businesses / software). Mike is a veteran of the speaking/selling circuit and I’ve seen and got lots of value from him many times – I still quote him on “Focus & Why It’s Important” when I speak. I’ve also bought many of his products.

        So the attendees paid, and a significant amount too, but were sold to by most speakers.

        Presumably the speakers were not paid, so that is why they sold something, to cover their costs and make something on the trip.

        Which makes Shoemoney even more admirable then, as unless his expenses were covered by Mike, he was out of pocket there.

        This is an interesting arrangement and one guaranteed to get a quality audience of more experienced marketers and business people in the room. That’s the way it’s going to have to go in the UK too as it’s not working with the huge rooms of newbies spending thousands on products that are too sophisticated for them.

        Great discussion!

        Cheers, Nicola

        1. Dan Lew says:

          Your a deep thinker Nicola 🙂 You had much experience in hosting events before?

        2. ShoeMoney says:

          Just to be clear:

          I was not paid anything to speak, I covered 100% of my expenses.

          I was the top affiliate for the affiliatedotcom product which made me well over 100k + a new bmw X5.

          Since I was responsible for probably half of the people that were at the event I wanted to come and spend several days with them, getting to know them, and helping them in what they do.

          The 40 minutes I had on stage was cool but I think I helped a lot more people in the bar 😉

          1. Robin Gupta says:

            That is impressive Shoemoney …

            Your presence is enough to motivate many people …

  9. PPC Ian says:

    John, this is just great! Very motivating stuff. All of the clips in this video were extremely motivating, but I must say I probably enjoyed Shoe and the first speaker the most.

  10. Phil Dawson says:

    These affiliate Dot com Live events seems to attract a lot of attention

  11. Andrew says:

    I guess the sales pitch could also be a learning experience.

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