Dan Kennedy about to exit if not already has

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Here is what he said about his impending death
and Adam Witty...

https://dankennedytribute.com/?fbcli...SWAYyiXL6YTJQo
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  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
    Originally Posted by ewenmack View Post

    Here is what he said about his impending death
    and Adam Witty...

    https://dankennedytribute.com/?fbcli...SWAYyiXL6YTJQo
    I read about this last night. One of Kennedy's students posted something on Facebook about Kennedy being near death.

    I've met Kennedy many times, and have spoken to him at length. Nobody knows more about marketing than Dan Kennedy.

    It's not exactly like losing a friend, or a Father...but it's close. He influenced thousands of lives. He's the real deal.

    What a strange thing he must be going through, being fully conscious...knowing it will end very soon.

    I met his wife, Carla at a recent event. I didn't know who she was. Just standing alone at a table. I talked to her for a few hours. A very nice lady. She talked about their dog, what they went through when they were starting out...normal stuff.

    It was obvious that she didn't really want to be there interacting with strangers. And we didn't talk about marketing or business at all. Like I said, a very nice lady.

    I hope he's not in great pain. His life was worth living. Hundreds of people can genuinely give him a lot of the credit for their success.

    I've read every one of his books, and bought most of his programs. There are hundreds. All packed with useful insights. He's a Legend.

    Recently Keanu Reeves was asked what he thought happened after you died. He said "I know that the ones who love us will miss us.". Yes.
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  • Profile picture of the author misterme
    Oh wow, what sad news. He was pivotal in my career. A "force multiplier" to it you might say. The first time I read one of his books I felt my brain was on fire.

    That final letter of his was wonderful.

    I'm swiping it for when I'm near death.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by misterme View Post

      Oh wow, what sad news. He was pivotal in my career. A "force multiplier" to it you might say. The first time I read one of his books I felt my brain was on fire.
      I honestly don't remember which book it was..or was it a set of tapes? Anyway, it as from Dan Kennedy. It is what drove me to learn about advertising and marketing, when all I knew was selling. And I can honestly say that my study of copywriting and marketing contributed the most to any success I had in selling.

      I felt the same as you. When I would go see Dan give a talk...even a full day seminar, it was the most information packed experience.

      His talk selling Magnetic Marketing is the first talk I dismantled and studied on how to sell from the stage. Today, there is a Guru for almost any marketing Niche. And most of them learned from Dan Kennedy.

      Kennedy is the only speaker and author that would be selling something (every talk was a pitch. Every book was a sales letter), who would do...right in front of you...what he was teaching you to do.

      He was giving a talk to his group of maybe 1,000 at an event of his....and he was talking about becoming a guru.

      He said "Be the wizard. But beware the wizards"....and I leaned over to a woman sitting next to me and whispered.."..said the Wizard". She looked at me like I was from Mars.

      His book and course on speaking for money (meaning pitching to a group) is a masterpiece.

      On Facebook, talking with a few of his serious students (and gurus in their own right), I mentioned that he spent almost ten years...one day away from retiring.

      Every event, every book, every class...was the last one on the subject...because he was going to retire very...very soon. It became an inside joke in the community. This was his last event covering (whatever), and seating was limited, and the tapes were only available today to the first 12 people to got to the back of the room. Most people in the room were savvy. We knew it was nonsense, but we bought anyway, because we knew it was going to be great, and it always was.

      Today I was visited by a marketer in the vacuum cleaner industry, he is a student of Kennedy's. We started joking about Dan's funeral. About how you would pay $300 to attend, pay another $500 for preferential seating, and another $5,000 to have a photo taken with Dan in his casket.

      It's just surreal. It's odd reading Kennedy tributes when he's still alive. Odd reading a letter from Dan, saying he's on his way out....

      May I suggest his autobiography Unfinished Business. His life was interesting, and like any marketing guru I've ever met..he's just a guy, maybe a tad smarter than most....who had/has a talent for teaching people how marketing and sales really works, warts and all.
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  • Profile picture of the author misterme
    I just heard he passed away a few days ago.

    Oops but then, read the news was premature. As of 8/23/19 he's still alive, not expected to recover. Source: http://kenmccarthy.com/blog/dan-kennedy
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  • The ball is what it is, I guess.


    We may be on it, playin' it, talkin' it, or loftin' its kicks 'pon glory of pedestal.


    Or we may jus' be writin' 'bout it , best we can.


    Cos that is what we kinda do.


    Anywan doubts Kennedy ain't a writah before he anythin' else gotta wonder why he ain't jus' shufflin' off into the Void without a care.


    Our evry experience prompts & produces potential discourse.


    Like we equallin' out supply & demand so evrywan happy.


    Imminent demise ain't nevah too bright, but I love so how he wishin' for positive stuffs in his present capacity of Guy Dishin' Clarity of Purpose.
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    Lightin' fuses is for blowin' stuff together.

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  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
    I had no idea this existed. Dan Kennedy has a Youtube channel that has lots of hour long interviews Dan Kennedy is doing with other experts.....

    But even better, they have posted his best seminars from the $1,500 paid events over the years.

    It's just a Youtube channel. I subscribed, but you don't have to.

    Here is the first part of a great seminar he gave.

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

      I had no idea this existed. Dan Kennedy has a Youtube channel that has lots of hour long interviews Dan Kennedy is doing with other experts.....

      But even better, they have posted his best seminars from the $1,500 paid events over the years.

      It's just a Youtube channel. I subscribed, but you don't have to.

      Here is the first part of a great seminar he gave.

      Dan Kennedy - Mailbox Millions Part 1 - YouTube
      Interestingly, he talks about the "Grim Reaper" coming for him someday in Part 2.

      Alex
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  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
    As said in the letter;

    "Update as of 8/28/19: No change in Dan's condition, he is still with us and still in hospice. The notes and tributes are being shared with him, and they are brightening his mood."
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  • Goodness me - this is sad news.

    Been applying Dan's expertise for decades - fair to say he was absolutely pivotal in making my career successful.

    About 20 plus years ago I was reading one of his books - where he offered to critique an Ad (he once said in a seminar if everyone sent in their Ads he wouldn't be able to do anything else).

    Anyway I got my critique - it became one of my proudest possessions - mainly because he liked the Ad!

    Of course he suggested improvements - which I applied and the response soared.


    Steve
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by Steve The Copywriter View Post

      Goodness me - this is sad news.

      Been applying Dan's expertise for decades - fair to say he was absolutely pivotal in making my career successful.

      About 20 plus years ago I was reading one of his books - where he offered to critique an Ad (he once said in a seminar if everyone sent in their Ads he wouldn't be able to do anything else).

      Anyway I got my critique - it became one of my proudest possessions - mainly because he liked the Ad!

      Of course he suggested improvements - which I applied and the response soared.


      Steve
      I offered the same service to my newsletter subscribers. Much of my marketing....paid newsletter subscriptions, formatting of newsletters, free trial offers, bonuses....were based on his marketing.

      i got a script of his Magnetic Marketing talk once, and studied every aspect of it; Transitions to selling, promises made, objections handled, etc. It's a remarkable template for selling from the stage. I used to go to the Kennedy events, mostly to study the sales talks from the stage, and see which were the most successful.


      By the way, when I offered a free ad critique, I would get only a few percent of the people actually use it.

      And critiquing an ad is far easier than writing one. And the errors are generally very easy to spot.

      I remember a woman sent me her ad, and I made suggestions. She used the ad, and wrote me that she got no sales at all from it. I knew the ad was a winner. I kept asking questions, trying to find the problem.

      It was a retail ad for a brick and mortar store. Finally, she let it slip that she ran the ad in a town newspaper 50 miles away. I asked why she didn't run the ad in her own town. She told me it was because it was cheaper to run it in a different city.

      A case of
      "I lost my keys over here"
      "Then why are you looking over there?"
      "The light's better".
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  • Profile picture of the author ewenmack
    This copy and pasted from Lee Milteer
    who has spent time with Dan in Hospice...

    "Posted By Lee Milteer
    DATE: 9/5/19
    FROM: DAN S. KENNEDY, PERSONALLY

    Hello from Dan,

    First off THIS IS Me - two-finger typing propped up in my hospice bed, Dog by my side. As I read and have been read over 700 plus mostly long, heartfelt, emotional letters received direct or forwarded from Vicky, Tonya, the NO BS office, Pete, Lee, etc. I am deeply moved and touched.

    I want to say a sincere Thank you for all of you who have taken the time and effort to share with me your thoughts.

    I discovered each and almost every one contains a dramatic, detail-rich story involving that person "extracting" and concentrating on just one or two of my/OUR Principles to change the trajectories of their lives in many different ways. These letters are NOT "testimonials." If you will read any dozen you will be as stunned and awestruck as I am.

    I have realized THIS is the real Work, THESE are The Principles, these stories must be told, and who better to tell them to each other than YOU? NO B.S. Inner Circle must become all about THIS Body of Work; OUR Work. ..... a true tribe sharing our stories and learning together from each others stories. In 40 years I have never seen Principle revealing stories like these. NEVER.

    I have had long conversations with Adam and Lee about the future for Magnetic Marketing and it is very important that Our Tribe go forth together supporting each other. I have shared some new ideas of some new coaching programs and the direction of how I feel the business needs to go in so our students of entrepreneurial success --our Renegade Millionaire philosophy living life on our own terms can be expanded. I want Adam to have more of our serious students teaching my life work because they learned it and have most importantly implemented it to create some extraordinary businesses.

    As a planner I do have a large backlog and library of STUFF in the vault that should I leave is waiting to be used, and NO BS has a number of products that we have filmed and created and not brought to market yet, in a true Disneyesque fashion the vault is full and runneth over.

    So I urge you all to stay in OUR tribe and take my 40 year plus teachings and help each other.

    It's a tough world out there and we need a community of Right Thinkers to keep us all on the path now more than ever and not fall into the trap that uninformed business owners often take not even knowing there is a better path a place to be. To quote Hugh Hefner from the Playboy Club "We are of good cheer because we are in here, not outside looking in." I want you all to remain in Good Cheer!!

    Thank you for your unparalleled outpouring of love and support.

    Dan"

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  • Elvis really died.

    Andy Kaufman really died.

    Dan Kennedy? Not so much.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sebulba
    Wow, I guess I knew this would come some day, but Dan just always seemed to be there.


    Dan's book the Ultimate Sales Letter changed my life and set me on the road to REAL Marketing.


    This hurts.


    Seb
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  • Profile picture of the author ewenmack
    This in the last 3 hours
    from Lee Milteer...

    Update on Dan Kennedy: from Lee Milteer. Dan and I plus Nick from Advantage all met this morning for an hour for a strategy conference call. Dan and I had a few minutes of personal chit chat. He says he is dealing with so many Doctors and Nurses it's like a MASH OPERATION. He is still dealing with Diabetes complications they are trying to keep him as comfortable as possible. Dan is clearly invigorated when he is working on projects he loves. He gave Nick and I some great direction on keeping OUR Tribe together. He is also reviewing his stuff in the "Vault "and when to release new stuff he has done. He said I have enough stuff for years!! During our Hour with Dan today he mapped out things to do if he was around or not around. Clearly we all want him to hang around!!!

    He mentioned to me last week on how people he knew but had not had contact with in years were now posting to their herds and social media about of their close relationship with him who are just trying to leverage association with him. He actually jokes about it and says: Many of these people have not talked to me or been a client or a seminar of mine in years. He says: NOW they want to now Claim I am their bosom buddies. He said - I value my people and they know truth from impostors!! AS in all things in life CONSIDER THE SOURCE!!!

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    //EN.D
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