140 Character Contest to Get Your Butt inside Brian McLeod's Warrior Event

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Hi Copy Warriors,

Since my wife is due in late march (and despite my best persuasion methods to convince her to allow me to go) I won't be able to attend Brian McLeod's Warrior Event .

So, my loss is your gain.

I'm giving away the seat my butt was going to sit in so your butt can sit in there.

You'll be able to party with Warrior Forum's elite members, make connections, and maybe learn something.

So, here's the deal, if you want to replace my butt in North Carolina, with your butt, write a 140 Character brief on what you'd get out of this experience.

Deadline is Friday, March 8, 2013 12pm pacific.

Again, this contest is for you to go to:http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...ister-now.html

Travel and lodging is on you.

So, if this interests you, write a 140 Character brief on what you'd get out of this experience.

Adam
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeHumphreys
    Adam,

    From one current dad to a future one... congrats on your and your wife's child arriving soon!

    Mike
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  • Profile picture of the author angiecolee
    Congrats, Adam! I'll be working on it soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Bowring
    Adam,

    Congratulations on the baby! Babies are fun.

    I'm already going, but as an added bonus, I'll buy the winner a drink at the hotel bar.

    But nothing over $20 because I've got babies of my own to feed :-)

    --- Ross
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    • Profile picture of the author Bruce Wedding
      Why 140 characters? Old school Twitter?
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      • Profile picture of the author copyassassin
        Originally Posted by Bruce Wedding View Post

        Why 140 characters? Old school Twitter?
        I thought it would be quick and easy to enter this contest.

        I just want somebody to get use of the ticket.

        In a previous life I was a concert promoter, and the amount of tickets that were never used just KILLED me.

        An unused ticket is like not getting sex on your birthday; Valentines Day; Your anniversary.

        That poor piece of paper (now an electronic bar code) is just waiting for somebody to snuggle with.

        It screams, "Please Use Me".


        Adam

        p.s. I bought Brian's seminar sometime during a presale in november or something when a dated wasn't sent.

        I thought it would be more early May than early April, so the baby and mommie would be well enough for me to leave.

        Not that I'm complaining.
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  • Profile picture of the author BudaBrit
    Congrats

    I'm pre-booked that weekend, though...
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
    Thanks for doing this with your ticket, Adam.

    And, of course, huge congrats on the new baby!

    We demand photos of the cutie as soon as you can.
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  • What, are you mad? Move the entire birthing operation to the Warrior event. Get some business cards and have that kid start making contacts.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bruce Wedding
      Ok, I'll play.

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      At the Warrior Event I'd get:

      1. A Break
      2. Reunited with Old Friends
      3. Acquainted with Forum Friends
      4. New Friends
      5. JV Partners
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      A whole character to spare
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      • Profile picture of the author Alex Cohen
        Nice try Bruce, but no cigar.

        140 characters exactly:

        Going to the event would be an excellent study in human behavior. Inflated egos, pretenders, suckups, and if we're lucky a mental breakdown.
        LOL

        Alex
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        • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
          Originally Posted by Alex Cohen View Post

          Nice try Bruce, but no cigar.

          140 characters exactly:

          LOL

          Alex
          Insulting, Alex.

          Maybe if you win you can stand sourly in the back of the room, alone, with your arms crossed and judge everyone while everybody else has a great time.
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        • Profile picture of the author Ross Bowring
          Originally Posted by Alex Cohen View Post

          Nice try Bruce, but no cigar.

          Going to the event would be an excellent study in human behavior. Inflated egos, pretenders, suckups, and if we’re lucky a mental breakdown.

          140 characters exactly:

          LOL

          Alex
          Not my experience, Alex.

          I've been to a number if seminars that have been over-run with posers.

          But I went to the Warrior Event the year before last and was pleasantly surprised. Friendly bunch of people. Well-attended interactive presentations. Decent enough "MC" too :-)

          I think you usually find what you're looking at seminars and events. I extend a lot of down-to-earth hands of friendship at events and I usually get the same reciprocated.

          Of course I've bumped into some "characters" too (which is the nice English way of saying "a-holes") but not at the Warrior Forum event.

          I've also got a couple clients who I've recommended to attend based on the quality of the event. Both are coming. One is flying all the way from Israel and he hates flying.

          --- Ross
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          • Profile picture of the author Bruce Wedding
            Originally Posted by Alex Cohen View Post

            Nice try Bruce, but no cigar.
            Wow Alex. Can you share with the group, exactly how many of these events you've been to?

            I've been to more than a dozen and what you're describing is the exception, not the norm. With almost no exceptions, I've found everyone to be pretty cool, approachable and helpful.

            There is a bit of what you're describing but I choose not to focus on the parts you focus on.
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    • Profile picture of the author copyassassin
      Originally Posted by Joe Ditzel View Post

      What, are you mad? Move the entire birthing operation to the Warrior event. Get some business cards and have that kid start making contacts.

      Joe,

      I'm gonna have to PM Brian because on the check out cart there wasn't an upsell for a birthing suite.

      All that lost revenue.

      But if he did have that option, I'd imagine I would be able to beat Andy's dead head goat story. Maybe. That's pretty hard to beat.

      Adam
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      • Profile picture of the author Alex Cohen
        Wow, so much for having a sense of humor.

        Alex
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        • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
          Originally Posted by Alex Cohen View Post

          Wow, so much for having a sense of humor.

          Alex
          Well, at least now we know how Vin and Kev felt.

          Wait, Vin NEVER bombed a joke... ever... right?

          Haw!

          Frown is upside-down now.

          Best,

          Brian
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          • Profile picture of the author Alex Cohen
            Originally Posted by BrianMcLeod View Post

            Well, at least now we know how Vin and Kev felt.

            Wait, Vin NEVER bombed a joke... ever... right?

            Haw!

            Frown is upside-down now.

            Best,

            Brian
            Yes, it appears I need more stage time at the local Comedy Club before taking my act on the road. LOL

            Thanks Brian.

            Alex
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  • Profile picture of the author copyassassin
    last couple of hours to enter.

    it looks like Bruce is gonna will be default (however, it's an awesome entry that would probably win)

    Even lame entries like Alex's are welcome (provided you're trying new material before you go on a club tour.)

    adam
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    • Profile picture of the author RickDuris
      Originally Posted by copyassassin View Post

      Even lame entries like Alex's are welcome (provided you're trying new material before you go on a club tour.)
      I wanna go because I wanna kick Brian's ass playing guitars. And everyone gets to watch.
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      • Profile picture of the author copyassassin
        Originally Posted by RickDuris View Post

        I wanna go because I wanna kick Brian's ass playing guitars. And everyone gets to watch.
        Rick, great entry!

        Would you seriously go?

        adam
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  • Profile picture of the author RickDuris
    Yeah, and you can be damn sure I'm not gonna be one of those "networking my way to success" there.

    I'm gunnin' for you, Brian.

    Kinda like this guy:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcPsr6wdzIQ

    1:30 he breaks free and at 4:00 he goes acoustic.

    Actually, nothing's for sure. But I think it'll be a very worthwhile event.

    PS: Better be packin', Brian.
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    • Profile picture of the author copyassassin
      Originally Posted by RickDuris View Post

      Yeah, and you can be damn sure I'm not gonna be one of those "networking my way to success" there.
      Looks like we got on ol'fashion shoot out going between Rick and Bruce.

      two hired guns drawing.

      winner at high noon.

      anybody else wanna join the fight?

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      • Profile picture of the author Jeremey
        Originally Posted by copyassassin View Post

        Looks like we got on ol'fashion shoot out going between Rick and Bruce.

        two hired guns drawing.

        winner at high noon.

        anybody else wanna join the fight?

        Count me in:

        My band is in Charlotte the night before, but I'd like to go just to offer Rick and Brian singing lessons in exchange for copywriting tips.
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    • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
      Originally Posted by RickDuris View Post

      PS: Better be packin', Brian.
      I'll call your Johnny Long and raise you a Monte Montgomery

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  • Profile picture of the author angiecolee
    Bah, my band just scheduled a pretty big gig for that weekend so I'm out Maybe next time?
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    I'd love to go, to get on stage and educate the world about preparing for a $40k month with Amazon this December. I can't wait for it!
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  • Profile picture of the author copyassassin
    Rick,

    Now that you've won this contest, who's gonna drive you?

    Not sexually, mind you.

    Like, car driving?

    Should I PM you your local dial-a-ride phone number for somebody to take you to airport?

    Enjoy the free drinks from Ross and Mike.

    And please, send me some pics (better yet, create a youtube video) of you playing guitar.

    Adam
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremey
      Congrats Rick!
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    • Profile picture of the author RickDuris
      Originally Posted by copyassassin View Post

      Rick,

      Now that you've won this contest, who's gonna drive you?

      Not sexually, mind you.

      Like, car driving?

      Should I PM you your local dial-a-ride phone number for somebody to take you to airport?

      Enjoy the free drinks from Ross and Mike.

      And please, send me some pics (better yet, create a youtube video) of you playing guitar.

      Adam
      Thanks!

      That's all part of what I have to figure out.

      Let's hope I can pull this off. Looking forward to meeting everybody.

      Thanks, again.

      - Rick Duris
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  • Profile picture of the author angiecolee
    Haha Adam, glad you dig it

    Our demos aren't the best, so be kind But we do put on an awesome show and people seem to really love us, for which I am supremely grateful.

    The Red House Vandals
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    • Profile picture of the author max5ty
      Originally Posted by angiecolee View Post

      Haha Adam, glad you dig it

      Our demos aren't the best, so be kind But we do put on an awesome show and people seem to really love us, for which I am supremely grateful.

      The Red House Vandals
      Yes, you are a copywriter.

      You put a whole sales letter on your arm.

      Just kidding...You guys sound good.
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      • Profile picture of the author angiecolee
        Originally Posted by max5ty View Post

        Yes, you are a copywriter.

        You put a whole sales letter on your arm.

        Just kidding...You guys sound good.
        LOL It's the lyrics to Planet Caravan by Black Sabbath, but I could put a sales letter on my other arm! My artist would hate me though haha...

        Thanks for the compliment
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      Originally Posted by angiecolee View Post

      Haha Adam, glad you dig it

      Our demos aren't the best, so be kind But we do put on an awesome show and people seem to really love us, for which I am supremely grateful.

      The Red House Vandals
      Good stuff Angie!
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce Wedding
    Congrats, Rick. I should know, after all these years, to give the client what he wants, not what he asks for
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    • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
      Originally Posted by Bruce Wedding View Post

      Congrats, Rick. I should know, after all these years, to give the client what he wants, not what he asks for
      Hell, and i was wondering if anyone would be pissed if I offered you a consolation ticket just from your entry before...

      This post seals it - you win as my guest, Bruce.

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      • Profile picture of the author Bruce Wedding
        Originally Posted by BrianMcLeod View Post

        Hell, and i was wondering if anyone would be pissed if I offered you a consolation ticket just from your entry before...

        This post seals it - you win as my guest, Bruce.

        Awesome, Brian. I'll see you there. Can't wait.
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    • Profile picture of the author copyassassin
      Originally Posted by Bruce Wedding View Post

      Congrats, Rick. I should know, after all these years, to give the client what he wants, not what he asks for
      Oh Bruce, you're killing me. awesome quote.

      i love you too!
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      • Profile picture of the author Bruce Wedding
        Well... I was there. Rick Duris must have never left his hotel room because I never saw him. He sure didn't play guitar with Brian.

        Anyway, thanks again to Brian for comping me with a consolation prize. It was an amazing trip. I met a lot of really cool people and had an amazing time... still recovering actually.

        It was great to finally meet McCleod and Sam in person, hang out with old friends Mike Humphreys and Vin Montello as well as meet new friends like Jeremy Hunsaker an others.

        Brian, you did a great job and were a great host. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author max5ty
    Was gonna bet on Brian...

    But if Jeremey shows up, you're all in trouble.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremey
      Originally Posted by max5ty View Post

      Was gonna bet on Brian...

      But if Jeremey shows up, you're all in trouble.
      LOL, thanks Marcus...

      I actually had a master plan. The band is performing in Charlotte on Friday, and I did my damned best to find a venue in Raleigh for the night of 4/6, but it was too short notice. Still going to try to sneak my way up there for the weekend after the gig if I can scrape up the funds between now and then. Would be great to meet everyone and learn a little in the process (though I can't speak for Rick's abilities, I'm sure Brian would mop the floor with me on the geetar).
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      • Profile picture of the author max5ty
        Originally Posted by Jeremey View Post

        LOL, thanks Marcus...

        I actually had a master plan. The band is performing in Charlotte on Friday, and I did my damned best to find a venue in Raleigh for the night of 4/6, but it was too short notice. Still going to try to sneak my way up there for the weekend after the gig if I can scrape up the funds between now and then. Would be great to meet everyone and learn a little in the process (though I can't speak for Rick's abilities, I'm sure Brian would mop the floor with me on the geetar).
        Hmmm....

        Maybe you all could start a Warrior Forum band and sell it as a WSO.

        Walmart sells everything from clothes to car batteries...why can't the WF start selling CD's?

        I'll expect a cut of the action since I started the idea
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  • Profile picture of the author RickDuris
    Unfortunately, I couldn't make it. Gifted Adam's ticket to Jeremey. I suspect he put it to good use.

    - Rick Duris
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    • Profile picture of the author Bruce Wedding
      Originally Posted by RickDuris View Post

      Unfortunately, I couldn't make it. Gifted Adam's ticket to Jeremey. I suspect he put it to good use.
      Hey Rick, yes he did. He and I talked a lot and Jeremy's a good guy. He did put it to good use.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeremey
        Bruce, was great to meet you and hang out for a bit as well...

        Excellent event, and thanks to you Rick for passing along your ticket! I have quite a few pages of handwritten notes and will follow up with anything you may have an interest in.

        The takeaway for me was not so much from a copywriting angle, but from a marketing angle - meeting and learning from so many people in this business that have the grit and determination to figure out what works for them and use that to really make an impact in their lives. Some real "rock stars" there last weekend.

        That, and meeting a few of the other copywriters I've talked with and met online finally in person...Bruce, as I mentioned, so great to talk shop with you and be smoking buddies for a bit with you and Xio (BTW I quit Monday ha!)...also getting to finally meet Brian in person, and Mike Humphreys who is such an awesome dude as well. Colin Theriot and his beard, Ross Bowring, Vin Montello, Hans Klein, Mike Schwenk, and anyone else I may be forgetting...thanks to everyone for an inspiring and eye opening couple of days!
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          By the way Adam, hope all went well with your special delivery!
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          • Profile picture of the author copyassassin
            Originally Posted by Jeremey View Post

            By the way Adam, hope all went well with your special delivery!
            thx Jeremey,

            I'm so happy that you got to go and make good use of the ticket.


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