Clermont, Florida (Orlando Area)

by JimWaller 86 replies
July 2013 update: I've stopped doing these due to lack of time and participation. If you're still interested in meeting up, feel free to use this thread as a tool to facilitate that.

Hello my fellow Floridian Warriors,

I'm really hoping to meet some fellow warriors, and create a great mastermind group.

Who?

Any level of experience is acceptable, as those with more experience can help those with less and probably learn a thing or two themselves. The only real requirement to start off is to be able to show up.

What?

A mastermind is a group that meets on a regular basis to help each other out, and hold each other accountable for taking action towards their success.

When?

The First Friday ad Third Friday of the month. Starting at 6:30 PM, ending when it seems appropriate. I don't want to waste anybody's time.

Where?

Eventually, I'd like to meet in my house, so there is no excuse for not having a place. However, to start, the Panera in Clermont is a good place as it has wireless internet. This is a neutral territory for us to meet and see if we are compatible for a mastermind.

Why?

To focus on marketing (there will be offline marketers there, too), help each other, and hold each other accountable for taking action towards achieving our goals.


How?

Show Up!


If you have a portable computing device, feel free to bring it.

Something I bring to the table that might be useful and different is that I'm certified as a hypnotist. I could hypnotize the members of my mastermind to be more successful and overcome any subconscious barriers.

Thanks for your time, I hope to meet you in person.

Jim Waller
#local meetups, mastermind groups and warrior events #area #clermont #florida #orlando
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  • Profile picture of the author JimWaller
    Today is the 6th, and I'm hoping to meet up with some of you. 6:30 PM Clermont, FL Panera in Clermont (link to map if you click on Panera in Clermont)

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    I'm at Panera near the front doors. I look forward to your arrival.
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    No warriors other than myself showed up. I'm not upset, because I was not expecting much this time due to short notice and it being Good Friday. I did have someone I got in contact with from meetup.com show up, and we had a productive conversation. I'm planning to have the next one on the third Friday of this month. As a mastermind group, we are focussing on marketing.
    I'm looking for others who are interested in meeting like minded people to help each other achieve their dreams and goals.
    I look forward to meeting on Friday, April 20 at 6:30 PM.
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    REMINDER: Friday, April 20 at 6:30 PM at Panera in Clermont.
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    • Profile picture of the author MottyB
      Hey Jim, I'm interested but will be unavailable on Friday unfortunately Let me know when the next one is and I'll try and make it. Usually Tues/ Thurs works better for me but will try and arrange some things for a Friday. Good luck and hope this builds. I could really use some help from guys who get IM. Got a great product to sell but IM is still to greek to me.
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        Originally Posted by MottyB View Post

        Hey Jim, I'm interested but will be unavailable on Friday unfortunately Let me know when the next one is and I'll try and make it. Usually Tues/ Thurs works better for me but will try and arrange some things for a Friday. Good luck and hope this builds. I could really use some help from guys who get IM. Got a great product to sell but IM is still to greek to me.
        Hey Motty,
        Sorry you can't make it. I would pick a different night, but my work schedule prevents me from the rest of the week. As my days off are usually Fridays and Saturdays, Friday seems like the lesser of two evils.

        I'm well versed in the theory of IM, but I'm bad at the application of it. (One of the reasons for the mastermind is for me to hold myself accountable for taking the correct actions.) I think I can definitely help you understand the IM side of things.

        I'll keep updating this thread. Right now, it looks like we'll be going with first and third Fridays, so the next one after tomorrow would be May 4th. I hope you'll be able to join us eventually.

        To our success,
        Jim
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    Another disappointing turnout at Panera. Next time I'll have to have better signage.

    May 4th will hopefully be better.

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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
    Any luck getting people to show up? I'll try to drop by one later in May (busy early month coming up).

    Definitely wouldn't mind being able to help out Warriors in person.
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    Hi Joe,

    Not much turnout so far, but I'm working on it. I did have a few close friends show up, but they are not interested in marketing or internet marketing. Oddly, it is a little like trying to get your first online money, you have to keep at it. At the very least, I hope to be able to meet you. Thanks for your interest.

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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
    You thought of linking to this thread in your sig? Most don't look down here so will never know about it. I only found the thread because I was about to enter the OT forum and saw something from Florida.
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  • Profile picture of the author gobizbiz
    Hi Jim,
    Clermont is far from me since I am in Daytona Beach area. If you are interested we can form a skype group and communicate. My skpe Id is vj-shah. Is anyone else in florida interested please add me in your skpe.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
      Originally Posted by gobizbiz View Post

      Hi Jim,
      Clermont is far from me since I am in Daytona Beach area. If you are interested we can form a skype group and communicate. My skpe Id is vj-shah. Is anyone else in florida interested please add me in your skpe.
      It's only twice a month and not too bad of a trip. Perhaps we can make it at an easier location for everyone to get to? That would be the advantage of getting some more Floridians in here and getting a commitment to come: we can change the venue if necessary to suit the group.

      Can't do it without a group though :p.
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        Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

        You thought of linking to this thread in your sig? ...
        Good Idea, I'll do that.
        Originally Posted by gobizbiz View Post

        Hi Jim,
        Clermont is far from me since I am in Daytona Beach area. If you are interested we can form a skype group and communicate. My skpe Id is vj-shah. Is anyone else in florida interested please add me in your skpe.
        I'm not opposed to skyping, I've not really used it, but I'm not afraid to learn either.
        Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

        It's only twice a month and not too bad of a trip. Perhaps we can make it at an easier location for everyone to get to? That would be the advantage of getting some more Floridians in here and getting a commitment to come: we can change the venue if necessary to suit the group.

        Can't do it without a group though :p.
        Good points, I'm mostly spearheading this to make sure it happens, so a change of venue is not out of the question if the need is there. Really, I'm just trying to meet some other IMers and exchange ideas. I really think it is helpful to network and hold each other accountable for taking the right actions. But again gotta have a group first. :p

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        • Profile picture of the author rick24
          I'll be at the meeting on the 4th. I live closer to Downtown but Clermont is fine for me.
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          • Profile picture of the author JimWaller
            Originally Posted by rick24 View Post

            I'll be at the meeting on the 4th. I live closer to Downtown but Clermont is fine for me.
            Excellent, I look forward to meeting you.

            Jim
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
    Jim, when I update my sig at some point today I'll add a link to this thread as well. I'll send 'em to you, and you get them organized :p.

    I'm not averse to skype either; but I like the face to face interaction, it's an easier teaching environment in my opinion. Plus, if we stick to a venue like Panera, food .
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      Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

      Jim, when I update my sig at some point today I'll add a link to this thread as well. I'll send 'em to you, and you get them organized :p.

      I'm not averse to skype either; but I like the face to face interaction, it's an easier teaching environment in my opinion. Plus, if we stick to a venue like Panera, food .
      I'm in total agreement. As you've probably noticed, I've updated my own sig with a link to this thread.

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    Anyone in the ocala area?
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    • Profile picture of the author JimWaller
      Originally Posted by affordableweb View Post

      Anyone in the ocala area?
      I know it's a bit of a drive, but you'd be welcome to join us. If you take the turnpike, it's probably not too bad.

      Alternately, you could try starting your own thread and see if there is any interest in an Ocala mastermind or meetup. (You could also check meetup.com to see if there is anything of interest there.) I already checked to see if there was an existing thread for Ocala on the WF, but there isn't.

      Either way, I wish you much success.

      Jim
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  • Profile picture of the author Big Rob
    Hey Jim,

    I will be checking back periodically. I am in Cocoa Beach. Mad drive to Clermont, not to mention I-4 (yuck). A skype group would be awesome. Add me in.

    P.S.- The main reason I want to attend is to meet Joe Robinsons mentor Po Stobinson (if Joe can talk him into it)- that guy ROCKS!
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      Originally Posted by Big Rob View Post

      Hey Jim,

      I will be checking back periodically. I am in Cocoa Beach. Mad drive to Clermont, not to mention I-4 (yuck). A skype group would be awesome. Add me in.

      P.S.- The main reason I want to attend is to meet Joe Robinsons mentor Po Stobinson (if Joe can talk him into it)- that guy ROCKS!
      I feel your pain on the I-4 thing as well as the drive. I'm pretty sure Joe said he won't be making it this Friday, but hopes to make it on the third Friday ( the 18th)

      I'm working on figuring out the skype thing. I just joined skype, so I'm not totally up to speed just yet. (I know, I'm THAT guy) I'll try to add you to my iPhone's skype, so if nothing else, you might be able to attend virtually (if I figure it out. LOL)

      I'm looking forward to meeting some great folks this Friday (4th) and two weeks from Friday (18th) at Panera in Clermont. Plan on 6:30 - 8:00, but we'll play it by ear it it seems like we're done earlier. I don't want to waste anyone's valuable time.

      Here's to our mutual success!

      Jim
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      Originally Posted by Big Rob View Post

      Hey Jim,

      I will be checking back periodically. I am in Cocoa Beach. Mad drive to Clermont, not to mention I-4 (yuck). A skype group would be awesome. Add me in.

      P.S.- The main reason I want to attend is to meet Joe Robinsons mentor Po Stobinson (if Joe can talk him into it)- that guy ROCKS!
      Er...yeah. I'm sure I could get Stobinson to come .

      Anyone who wants to can add me on Skype as well (button's right over there on the left lol). I'm only on sporadically throughout the day; but can make time if that is how we decide to group up.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Racine
    I still own my house in Casselberry and am hoping to get back there this year. In California now, but miss Central Florida.

    I will keep tabs here so I can connect.

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    • Profile picture of the author rick24
      Jim,

      We still on for the meeting tomorrow at 6:30pm? I have the address as:
      2260 East Highway 50
      Clermont, FL 34711
      Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author JimWaller
    We are still on for tomorrow... er.. today at 6:30 PM (It's 2:44AM as I write this, I'm still awake)
    Address:
    2260 E Hwy 50
    Clermont, FL 34711
    GPS Coordinates are 28.547514,-81.713488
    I'll try to position myself near the front door. I'll also try to monitor this thread on my iPhone in case you have trouble finding me. We can see if we can skype with Joe, too. Looking forward to meeting you in person.
    See you soon,
    Jim
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    I'm at Panera now. Near the front door.
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  • Profile picture of the author momtraders
    Oh dang, wish I would have seen this sooner. I am over in Polk County. A bit of a drive, but I would love to meet up with other warriors.
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    Momtraders, how far away are you? Rick just got here, and we'll ba here for a while.
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  • Profile picture of the author momtraders
    Im over an hour, can't make it tonight, hubs and son went to the new avengers movie, and i have my daughter and other son. So... no go for me. I made a group in Polk County too. Winter haven Florida. I will get with you guys another time. I look forward to it.
    Now don't make plans to dominate the internt or the world till I am there LOL.
    have fun!
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    That's too bad. I hope we can catch you next time.
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    What's on your agenda tonight fellas?
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    Tonight's mastermind was very productive. Even though there were just 2 of us, we had a great time and learned from each other. In fact, neither of us wanted to leave and we ended up staying until 11:00 pm (3 extra hours). Don't worry, we shouldn't go that long next time. I think we both just enjoyed meeting a kindred spirit.

    As it turns out, Rick24 and I have a lot of interests in common and we both have skill sets that compliment each other. Personally, I am very much looking forward to the next one in 2 weeks.

    Thanks Rick for coming, it was great meeting you!
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      Jim, it was great talking with you. We had a very productive meeting. It was great to be able to bounce ideas off another person who is the trenches. I look forward to future meetings. Matter of fact, once I got home I stayed up all night incorporating a lot of ideas that we came up with. You were
      Very helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
    Damn, gotta get myself out there for the next one! I added you on Skype Jim right around the time you guys were there thinking I could jump in on a voice call at least. If I don't come out in two weeks, I say we try that.
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    Joe,

    I hope you can make it, I'm also hoping Momtraders can make it, too. I tried to contact you via skype, but maybe you hadn't added me yet. (Or maybe I was doing something wrong since I'm new to skype)

    Depending on who is interested, we may need to adjust the location to make it workable for more people, but for the next one we're still looking at Panera in Clermont.
    Address:
    2260 E Hwy 50
    Clermont, FL 34711
    GPS Coordinates 28.547514,-81.713488

    Time: Friday, May 18 from 6:30 -8:00 PM (Unless we all feel like staying longer LOL)

    I'll try to position myself near the front door.

    Jim
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    Technically it's tomorrow... As I write this, It's 1:34 AM on Thursday, which means the wait is almost over and our next mastermind is tomorrow. I'm looking forward to seeing Rick again, and to meeting more of you in person.

    As a reminder, our next mastermind is tomorrow, Friday, May 18th at 6:30 PM at Panera in Clermont, Florida.
    Address:
    2260 E Hwy 50
    Clermont, FL 34711
    GPS Coordinates 28.547514,-81.713488

    I'll try to position myself near the door, so you can find me easily. I'll also have a small table tent with a WF on it to make it even easier. I'm excited to see what comes out of this meeting. I'm looking forward to it. See you soon...

    Jim
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      I'll see you there in a few hours.
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    I am at Panera and looking forward to seeing you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Campbell24
    I'll be living in Oviedo this summer and could definitely make it to Clermont. I've only been doing IM for a few months but I have a few sites and I'm really serious about succeeding. Send me a PM with your number Jim and we can text.
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    Are you guys still planning on meeting up again?
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  • Profile picture of the author JimWaller
    Yes, we're meeting on Friday, June 1st at 6:30 PM. We're changing venue to make it closer for more people. We will be at the Panera at the Mall at Millennia. I'll post ta link to a map later.

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    Awesome. Yeah post that link up and I'll definitely be there.

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    Friday, June 1st at 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM (or later if we feel like it. LOL)
    Link to a map:
    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=4200+...9&z=16&iwloc=A
    Address:
    Mall at Millennia #3326
    4200 Conroy Road
    Orlando, FL 32839
    Phone: (407) 248-0811
    Fax: (407) 248-8255

    Kyle, I'm looking forward to meeting you.
    Joe, I hope you can make it.
    Rick, I'll see you there.
    Everybody else, I hope you can make it, too.

    I'm really hoping to make this something great. Rick and I have both benefited already from meeting another IMer. As usual, we'll try to position ourselves near the front door. Try to think about areas you may be lacking in your IM efforts, we may be able to help.

    See you soon,

    Jim
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    What store are you going to be at? Couldn't figure out what #3326 meant on Google Maps.
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      Originally Posted by bathunter View Post

      What store are you going to be at? Couldn't figure out what #3326 meant on Google Maps.
      Panera store number 3326. I copied the address from the Panera site, but linked to the Google map for ease. The Mall at Millennia is pretty easily accessed from I-4.
      Here is a link to directions from Oviedo to the Address of the Panera at the Mall at Millennia:
      https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=O...us&mra=ls&z=11

      As I don't know your exact start point, I hope this will at least give you enough information to get there. Sorry for any confusion. Let me know if you need any assistance, and I'll try my best to help.
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    Just saw this thread, and sounds like a pretty good idea. I'm currently up near St. Augustine for the summer, but will be moving back down to Oviedo/UCF area when school starts back up.

    Will keep an eye on this and if it's still going on after the summer, would be great to meet some others with same goals in mind.
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    OK that's perfect I'll be at the Panera. 6:30 right?
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    • Profile picture of the author JimWaller
      Originally Posted by JayKnight View Post

      Just saw this thread, and sounds like a pretty good idea. I'm currently up near St. Augustine for the summer, but will be moving back down to Oviedo/UCF area when school starts back up.

      Will keep an eye on this and if it's still going on after the summer, would be great to meet some others with same goals in mind.
      Jay, I hope to meet you when you get back to this area.

      Originally Posted by bathunter View Post

      OK that's perfect I'll be at the Panera. 6:30 right?
      6:30 is correct, I look forward to seeing you there.

      I haven't had a chance to scout this location, so hopefully it will work well. If not, a change of venue may be in order, in which case we'll make sure to post an update here. Either way, we'll be at the Panera at the Mall at Millennia tonight at 6:30 PM. See you soon!
      Jim
      P. S. here are the details again:
      Link to a map:
      https://maps.google.com/maps?q=4200+...9&z=16&iwloc=A
      Address:
      Mall at Millennia #3326
      4200 Conroy Road
      Orlando, FL 32839
      Phone: (407) 248-0811
      Fax: (407) 248-8255
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  • Profile picture of the author JimWaller
    I've been meaning to thank everyone who attended last Friday's mastermind. At 5 people it was the best turnout yet. Thanks to Rick24, bathunter, JayWV, and KenW3 who all shared some of their history with IM. We discussed a broad number of topics including SEO and e-commerce among other things.

    As always, it is great to meet other warriors and exchange ideas.
    Meeting every couple of weeks seems a little too frequent, so we're cutting back on the frequency for now. We're still figuring out when and where the next meet up should be.

    In the meantime, we will be staying in contact via email and Skype. If you are interested in joining us, feel free to PM me with your email and Skype username so I can loop you in.

    Thanks again,
    Jim
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    • Profile picture of the author Ryan Popovic
      JimWaller I live near downtown Orlando. I'd love to come out and meet you guys at Mall of Millennia area. It would be great to meet up soon. Don't give up on the frequency, let's just work on getting more people there! See you soon.
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      • Profile picture of the author JimWaller
        Originally Posted by Ryan Popovic View Post

        JimWaller I live near downtown Orlando. I'd love to come out and meet you guys at Mall of Millennia area. It would be great to meet up soon. Don't give up on the frequency, let's just work on getting more people there! See you soon.
        Hi Ryan,

        I'm glad to hear you're interested in joining us. I sent you a Skype request, so I can keep you in the loop. I'd be willing to show up this friday, but I'm not sure how much of a turnout we'd have with such short notice. I find you need to promote it a bit in advance for a better turnout. If you just want to meet, let me know, and I'll show up. That's one of the biggest parts, just showing up.

        Regards,
        Jim
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  • Profile picture of the author JimWaller
    It has been almost a month since the last mastermind meetup. It was nice to take a little break, as every other week feels a little frequent. With that said, I don't want too much time to slip by either.

    Currently, I'm looking at Friday July 6th. This will be after the holiday, so hopefully things will have settled down for everyone. The time frame will be starting at 6:30 PM ending at 8:00 PM (or later if we feel like staying). Location can be either of the previous locations (Panera in Clermont or Panera at Mall at Millennia) and hopefully we can include a Skype option also.

    If you are interested in joining us, please post your location preference here, so I can figure out what's best for the majority.

    Thank you,
    Jim
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  • Profile picture of the author JimWaller
    Okay, so I've had some interest expressed in the Friday July 06 at 6:30 PM at the Mall at Millennia. If you wish to join us, feel free. I'd like it if you let me know either here or by Skype, so I know to keep an eye out for you. The Panera at Mall at Millennia is located on the second floor food court just to the right if you're coming in from outside. As usual, we'll try to post ourselves near the door to be easily spotted. I'll also try to monitor this thread if anyone gets lost. Hope to see you there,
    Jim
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    I'll be there in a few hours, I hope to see you there.

    EDIT:
    Thanks to Ken and Andrew for showing up tonight. We talked a little about our history with marketing and briefly talked about how you select a niche to explore.

    Andrew seemed very keen to learn more from Ken. I hope they will have an opportunity to continue the dialog at a future mastermind.

    The next first Friday is August 3. Depending on the response, the location will be either in Clermont or the Mall at Millenia. (Clermont is closer for Andrew and me.)

    Either way, the time frame remains the same at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (or later if we feel like it). Make your preference known to me by Friday July 20, so I have a couple of weeks to publicize it. Thanks, I hope to meet more warriors soon.

    Jim
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    • Profile picture of the author Swarlley
      Hey Jim,
      I just found this thread while browsing around for meetup and mastermind groups. I would like to join for the next meeting.

      Please keep us updated on the date and location.
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    Hi Swarlley,
    The next date is Friday August 3rd. 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM I'm still trying to figure out if we'll be in Clermont or Orlando. Either way, we usually meet at a Panera, because it has food, internet access and a nice atmosphere for meeting. I'm close to figuring it out. I try to make it convenient for the most people.

    Jim
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    I've decided the location will be the Panera at Mall at Millenia Friday August 3rd. 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM. I hope to see you there
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    Awesome Jim,
    I really hope to make it. What topics do have you discussed so far in these meetups? How many people are you expecting on August 3rd?
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    Hi Swarlley,

    I hope you'll be able to make it today. So far we have been very informal about our topics. We have discussed things like selecting a niche, customizing signup forms, building relationships with your target demographic, and how to do keyword research. But it has all been very organic stemming from intelligent conversation. At the very least, we are networking with like-minded people which is a good thing in and of itself.

    I'm hoping to add more structure as time goes by and we identify topics we want to discuss. I'd also like to eventually have some guest experts share their knowledge with us, but that will take time. One good thing is these are business people meeting to exchange ideas not just a social club looking to get drunk like some meetups can be.

    So far, I've found it very beneficial, and I hope you will too. I'm not sure how many people are planning to make it today, so far it has been a matter of who just shows up. The best turnout we have had so far is 5 people, but they are quality people, so I'm happy with that.

    I hope to see you at the Panera at Mall at Millenia today, Friday August 3rd. 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM

    Jim

    P.S. I'll have a small sign on the table with a WF and marketing mastermind on it so we are easy to find.
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    I apologize for not making it. I just had a breakup with my girlfriend and can barely think straight.

    Will there be another meet this month? How many people came to this one? What did you guys talk about?

    Again, I'm very very sorry I didn't make it.
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  • Profile picture of the author JimWaller
    Swarlley, I'm sorry to hear about your breakup.

    The next meetup will be on the first Friday in September. When I was having the meetups in Clermont, it seemed like a little too frequent doing it twice a month, so I cut it back to once a month. I think it's better especially now that the venue is about 25 miles from my home.

    I don't mind traveling, because I've benefited from meeting other marketers in person. This last time, we talked a bit about e-commerce sites, and actually came up with a couple pretty interesting ideas to explore.

    So far, there have been some great dialogues, and we have made some valuable contacts. Just yesterday, another member of the group and I were helping each other with our sites.

    If you want to join us next time, here are the details:
    Friday, September 7th from 6:30 until 8:00
    Panera Bread at Mall at Milennia (2nd floor food court)
    We try to be near both the door and a power outlet in case you bring a notebook. I hope to see you there.
    Jim
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    I am at Panera at Mall at Millenia. I hope to see some more warriors soon.
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    Tonight we discussed customizing a WordPress theme.
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    • Profile picture of the author suzanah
      Hi

      Just ran across this.......I am in Lakeland.

      Is there going to be a meeting in October?

      Thanks
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    You considered linking to the present thread inside your sig? Most don't look lower here so will not know over it. I solely found the particular thread mainly because I was planning to enter the particular OT community and found something by Florida.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Munden
      Hi,
      I would be interested in joining this group. I am in Winter Garden. Please let me know when the next meeting will be.
      Thanks
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    I'd be interested in joining in, I'm over in Melbourne.
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  • Profile picture of the author JimWaller
    Hi everyone,

    I'm glad to see interest in meeting up. I'm open to meeting in October, but I have a prior commitment on the first Friday and Saturday. (I'm officiating a friend's wedding, so I can't drop that.)

    The second or third Friday would work for me, so if you're really interested, let me know, so I can set things up here and let the others know about it. Of course, you're welcome to meet without me if you so choose. I recommend places like Panera, because they have free WiFi and food and drink available. As well as a good atmosphere for meeting and discussion.

    I'm willing to travel as you can probably tell from the fact I literally have to pass the original meeting place to go to the Mall at Millenia location.

    I'm pretty open to suggestions, but I'd prefer for it to be worth my time and effort to show up. Factoring in Winter Garden, Melbourne, and Lakeland, the Mall at Millenia location seems like a good choice for its convenience to I-4. I hope to hear from you so I can set things up.

    Jim
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Munden
      Any Friday night is good for me. Since I am in Winter Garden I like the Clermont Panera, but am willing to travel anywhere within reason. Just let me know.
      Thanks
      Mike
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      • Profile picture of the author The Black Hand
        Hey guys I just came across this thread.
        Very interested in anything in the Clermont/ Orlando area, I am in Clermont as well.
        Any updates, please let me know.
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    After some consideration, I'm leaning toward October 19th in Clermont at the Panera Bread. The usual time of 6:30 PM would apply ending 8:00 PM (or later if we choose).

    Then in November, we would return to the first Friday (Nov.2) at the Mall at Millenia location, so those who can't make it to Clermont might make it to Orlando.

    If you have a specific topic of interest you'd like to discuss, let me know so we can focus the group and all work on having information ready to share. What are your thoughts?

    Thanks.
    Jim
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Munden
      That works for me. As far as topics, I'm just getting started so just about anything would be ok. My specific focus at the moment is Amazon affiliate on a couple of web sites I already have and also using Youtube to promote Clickbank products.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Munden
    Hey Jim - just wondering if you are still planning to meet this Fri
    Let us know

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author smeare
      I can probably make it this Friday as well. Let me know if you guys are meeting up.
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  • Profile picture of the author JimWaller
    Friday works for me, too. Like I said, This Friday at the Clermont Panera on 50 (50 is Colonial in Orlando) Starting at 6:30, I'll be there near the door, so I'll be easy to spot. I try to monitor this thread on my phone when I'm there, so if you get lost or something, give a shout here. I hope to meet you there.

    Jim
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    Tonight we covered a number of topics. We talked a little bit about affiliate programs, traffic sources, web design, and domain purchasing and selling. We also discussed some of the various programs we have learned from. Another thing we did was a little bit of brainstorming of ideas for websites. All in all it was a success.

    Jim
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    • Profile picture of the author chrisrizzo
      Hi Jim,

      Nice to meet you. I'm a business owner here in Orlando (East Orlando near UCF). I own a Web development company that works with online entrepreneurs/infopreneurs and so we do a lot of programming and marketing. I'm well versed in online marketing and business strategy. I'm interested in your group. I have some business challenges I'm up against and looking for some opinions and help.

      Does the group meet consistently, and about how many people usually come to the meet ups?

      Thanks much!
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    Hi Chris,
    We meet on the first Friday of the month. Our next meetup will be Nov. 2 at the Panera Bread at the Mall at Millenia beginning at 6:30 PM. Attendance varies, but we usually benefit from meeting with other marketers who get what it is all about. Hopefully, we can help you with your challenges.

    Jim
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    • Profile picture of the author kamryn
      hey... wow just saw this thread... im in orlando so ill try to make it friday the 2nd at millenia.
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    • Profile picture of the author chrisrizzo
      Hi Jim, thanks for responding. I couldn't make it last week. I can't commit to coming to these meetings yet, but I'm interested. I'll get back in touch when I'm ready.

      Thanks!
      Chris
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    I've already arrived at Panera Bread. Hope to see you soon!
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  • Profile picture of the author The Black Hand
    Hi Jim, are you going to have the meeting in January?
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  • Profile picture of the author JimWaller
    My schedule has been all messed up the last 6 or 7 months, so I have been unable to commit to continuing these. If you're interested in meeting up it other warriors in the Orlando area, feel free to use this space as a tool to facilitate that. You don't need me to organize things.
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  • Profile picture of the author Damir
    man I want to meet up
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    • Profile picture of the author The Black Hand
      PLEASE let me know if you can meet in the Clermont area.
      I am VERY VERY interested!
      I have a web development/ graphics company. I have a lot of experience designing web sites, graphics etc.

      I can help with probably ANY tech question people have about implementing software, code, HTML/CSS, Wordpress A-Z

      Please let me know... someone
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