CORRIDOR NINE DOES IT AGAIN!!
If you weren’t there, you missed it! 100’s of people meeting, talking business, making connections. Neil Anastas (New Look Auto Detail never knew that so many people with dirty cars could be in one place. His wife, Lisa, watched and probably started planning for a bigger house. Congratulations and Kudos to Barbara, Karen, Chris (the closer) and Joelle. You guys (and Larry) know how to throw a party!
OK, now for the crowd. Have you guys watched Linda Cohan lately? Her metamorphosis from not wanting to go to these events to the master networker that she is today has been fun to watch. I’ve known Marshall Katz for over 30 years. I’ve always invited him, he’s always been busy. I think he’ll be back. I think he had fun. We were joined again by Bob Johnson. You can’t imagine how easy it is to introduce him. He can find something in common with anybody. He talked motorcycles with Marshall, Paul LaFlamme, and Mike Brady. He bragged about his 2 daughters and 2 sons, I bragged about my 2 sons and maybe we found a job for Marshall’s son Joel. But, I am most pleased with the conversation between Bob and Deborah Penta. They are gonna do great things together! Mary Moynihan is an interesting case. She’s been a nurse for a long time. She’s well respected, good at what she does and at the top of her game. She develops a passion for her friend’s business and now, in addition to working full time as a nurse, she’s attending sales seminars, learning about the industry, and networking at Corridor Nine. Keep your eye on this one!
There were many other conversations and introductions and I’m glad for whatever part I was able to play in them. But, the most rewarding event happened after I was there for three hours. Pete Caputa brings Paul over and says something like, Paul’s thinking about coming to Dave Kurlan’s seminar. So, I ask Paul a question, and another, and a third and I watch Doug Foster move behind Paul over near Pete and he says to Paul, “Just pretend we’re not here. We want to hear Rick sell.” I asked a couple of more questions and told Paul that I’d see him at the seminar and we could talk (privately) after that if he wanted. Pete, Doug and Eric (who wasn’t there tonight) are THE three guys that I want in Dave Kurlan’s program. These guys are very smart. Very technical. Very driven and the reason that they relate to me is that they see themselves in me. They know that deep down I’m a geek, a techie, and shy. Like them, I have an organized mind. I understand and appreciate systems. Like them, I know how to mirror. Like them, I’m hungry. Eventually, they will say, “Rick, I don’t know how to pay for this, but let’s find a way.” Thank you Pete and Doug. Most people watch me work and assume that it’s magic, luck, art, or the right hair tonic. You guys watch and you see the systematic process. When you commit, you’re gonna be great!
Incidentally, I heard some buzz tonight about the CORRIDOR NINE SUMMER SIZZLE! A word to the wise….Put it on your schedule NOW!
CORRIDOR NINE DOES IT AGAIN!!