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A Man Is Not A Financial Plan

I was recently sent information about an up-coming financial planning seminar for women. Now I realise this isn’t going to be relevant for everyone who reads this blog regularly, however I feel it’s still worth mentioning for those who are interested.

“A seminar aptly titled ‘A man is not a financial plan’ that will teach women how to identify the keys to wealth creation and guide them towards financial independence will be hosted by financial advisory group, Omniwealth in Sydney on Tuesday, 25 May 2010.

The evening seminar will provide women with the information they need to start their own financial plan, for themselves and for their families as well as empower them to be independent and financially savvy.

Financial Empowerment Coach Linda Coates is the presenter and is passionate about encouraging others, particularly women, to take a proactive approach to maintaining their wellbeing – financially, physically, mentally and spiritually.  She’s excited about bringing this groundbreaking financial education seminar to Sydney women.

“Women are earning more than ever and have purchased 55 per cent more property in the past decade than in the previous one. Yet compared to their male counterparts, they are really losing out on the long-term benefits of investing,” said Coates.

“Most women aged 24 to 40 do not have any kind of financial well-being roadmap even though more than 75 per cent of them will spend a decade or more living by themselves. So it’s imperative that women equip themselves with the knowledge and understanding of what they need to do to look after their own finances,” she added.

When:          Tuesday, 25 May 2010
6 pm for 6:30 pm start, finishes at 9 pm

Drinks and nibbles will be provided after the presentation

Where:        Macquarie Bank building
Level 3 auditorium, 1 Martin Place, Sydney

Cost:            $49 for one ticket or $75 for two tickets

Presenter:    Linda Coates from Women Building Wealth

Omniwealth’s ‘A man is not a financial plan’ is a proud supporter of Dress for success. For each event ticket purchased, $10 will be donated to Dress for success, a non profit organisation established to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and life.

Omniwealth is an independently-owned financial advisory group that focuses on wealth accumulators aged 30 to 50 years old. Sunshine Estivo, owner and Managing Director, is passionate about enabling women to become more financially savvy. Omniwealth strives to educate its clients and empower them. Unlike many financial advisors, Omniwealth provides advice to its clients on the purchase of specific residential properties.”

Register here for A Man Is Not A Financial Plan’

How To Get The Most Out Of Attending Seminars

There’s no doubt about it, seminars and conferences are a great way of learning and furthering your own education, whether the topics are related to your business or job, personal development or perhaps another area of interest for you.

As regular readers know, I attend  a lot of seminars – either as an attendee or as part of the organisational team.  There’s one phrase I hear so often … ‘information overload’.

It seems that many attendees, particularly those who are fairly new to the topics and ideas being presented, find it difficult to manage the incredible amount of information they’re given.

Now really, this is a good thing, right? It’s great that so much useful information is being shared. But if you take copious pages of notes and then find yourself so overwhelmed that you don’t act on anything you’ve learnt, then sadly, you may be missing some excellent opportunities to move forward.

If you’re one of these people, here are my suggestions for getting the most out of attending seminars:

  • write down the 3 most important things you feel you want to learn from the seminar, or the 3 things you most want to achieve, and pay particular attention for information on those 3 areas
  • by all means take notes, but highlight, asterisk or circle those things that you can do first and will act on as soon as you get back home (if not sooner!)
  • don’t worry if you don’t ‘get it’ all. Just take in what you can for now. If you attend a similar event in a month, 2 months or 6 months time, you’ll find some of the more complex information now makes sense to you
  • if you have an opportunity to meet any of the presenters or speak with them, make the most of that opportunity … ask them questions, find out how you can learn more from them
  • don’t try to learn it all in one day, one weekend or one week. If there is a particular presenter whom you resonate with and whose ideas, systems or business model feel right for you, consider taking them on as a mentor or joining a coaching or training program, if they have one available
  • show your enthusiasm – most professional presenters feed off the audience, so the more you show your appreciation for what they’re sharing with you, the more they’re inclined to give you
  • the presenters and information shared from the stage or workshops are only one part of the event. Another valuable way to benefit from seminars is by networking with fellow attendees. Have lunch or a drink with fellow attendees, mingle, sit with different people during each session, swap contact details. Not only will this help to keep you on-track and motivated, but if you can keep in touch with these people after the event you’ll find you can really help each other to progress. And who knows, you may even make some new friends  🙂

One of my favourite seminars is undoubtedly the World Internet Summit. The next one of these events will be held in Atlanta, US, on August 20-23, 2009.  If you’re going to this, make sure you try out the tips above to ensure you get the most out of the event.

Presenter, Scott Letourneau, with Steven Essa, MC - World Internet Summit, NZ 2009

Presenter, Scott Letourneau, with Steven Essa, MC – World Internet Summit, NZ 2009

How to Make Money While You Sleep Seminar

Last weekend I attended a fantastic 2-day seminar on the Gold Coast. It was the How to Make Money While You Sleep seminar organised by Brett McFall, as part of his promotional tour for his new book of the same name.

Me meeting Brett McFall

Brett has an amazing gift for teaching what he knows and always shares practical, useful information. Plus, he always over-delivers on content… and always lives up to his promises.

I know a lot of regular readers here are based in Melbourne… and guess what? Brett’s just announced that he’s heading to Melbourne soon. He’ll be there on 21-22 June and there is only a small fee, which is donated to a worthwhile charity. You can get the full details at Brett’s website.