Last night in Brooklyn I had a great time meeting so many new people. I’ll admit to being completely bewildered by some of the paparazzi-like picture taking (holding up your camera phone to my face while talking to me?), but to each their own I guess…I’m just a regular guy folks!
There was a sold out, over-capacity crowd of about 450 people that packed the room. I’ve heard feedback via email and on DDF from beginners, intermediates, and advanced mileage junkies. People from all levels have told me that they learned a lot. It’s a tough balancing act to try to keep everyone happy, but I hope I was able to do that.
Many of the beginners felt I didn’t dedicate enough time to the second half of the presentation and that I switched gears far too quickly from a beginner level to a far more advanced level.
It’s fair criticism. It’s tough to keep the interest of the entire crowd and it’s probably impossible to impart the tips and tricks from the second half in such a short period of time to someone who is a novice. The intention was more to show what can be done and hopefully people now understand just how much there is to learn and will endeavor to dig deeper on places like the DansDeals Forums. Don’t just post questions there but search for topics there where many of the concepts I talked about last night are discussed in detail. With hundreds of thousands of posts it can be overwhelming, but there’s a ton of great info there.
I will however definitely try to dedicate some more time on the latter slides tomorrow night. But the 2nd half will probably still be more enjoyable for advanced folks than beginners.
I think the best feedback is from those that said I summarized 2 years worth of reading in 2 hours. That’s exactly what I was trying to accomplish.
The Lakewood seminar is sold out with over 275 confirmed reservations, but again you are welcome to show up without a reservation and if there is space remaining we will make a waitlist in the order you arrive and will try to fit you in.
Have more feedback? Loved it? Hated it? Hit the comments!
I’ll be back home late Wednesday and will resume regular site updates then.