A Personal Message from Brian Walsh

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A Personal Message from Brian Walsh

To be honest as a company we have drifted from our core purpose and values over the last few months. We have allowed ourselves to get sucked into the “get a large audience and sell to them aggressively from stage” model that has become all to common in South Africa and many other countries. Where we have no problem with quality programmes being sold from stages, the issue comes when the selling becomes more important than the event itself. This is where we felt we have crossed the line.

As an organization, The REAL Entrepreneur Institute (REAL Success Network and Entrepreneur.co.za) is committed to creating an environment where people can learn and grow. We do this through our public website REALsuccess.net (formally Entrepreneur.co.za), our strategic learning clubs, The REAL Success Club and Live Events. We have successfully put on dozens of events around South Africa with some of the greatest teachers in the world but we have always said the event and experience at the event come first and the selling comes second. We feel we strayed from this at our last event, “Brian Tracy & Friends LIVE”.

So, as the CEO of The REAL Entrepreneur Institute (Pty) Ltd., I would like to personally apologize for losing the plot a bit and breaking our commitment to your success. I know for some people this apology may seem irrelevant or unnecessary, but it is important for us. We are committed to helping you achieve greater success in your life because we know that you are so much more than your life currently illustrates and we want to help you realize that through improved results in your life.

We undertake to not be involved with events that become more about selling than delivering life changing experiences. Where we do not endorse all the people and their products they introduce you to, and where the event is not of the highest standard possible. 

We also undertake to connecting you to valuable inspirational content through our websites and to stop over-marketing as we have done recently.

I am extremely privileged to have achieved significant success in my life and I really want to help as many people achieve success in their lives as well. I know when I am true to myself this is amazing but I have occasionally strayed from our focus and I apologize for this.

Thank you so much for believing in us and supporting us over the years. We, as an organization, are here to stay and where other fly-by-night teachers and organizations may come and go, we will always be here because our work will never be done.

Kindest Regards
HbrianSig

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  1. freEnjoy tambandini
    freEnjoy tambandini · Edit

    I am glade you mentioned this. As a marketing and advertising expert myself, the event felt more like sales pitch convention.true came out with very little help I regards to the personal challenges I am going through. Yes the whole event pointed to where possible help was, but in the end I guess one would have hoped we would get answers.

    Without making it the big issue , I still think they were some good highlights

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    3 out of 5
  2. Thanks Brian, I’m glad you finally get it. This means a lot to people who are very observant like myself. Although I didn’t attend this event, I can tell that you saw something that didn’t have to do with the aim that you had in mind. This is true entrepreneurship, thank you.

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    5 out of 5
  3. Hi Brian..no need for apologies needed. Please keep up the amazing work you doing for the referral marketing network. Suggestion…please please please our teams in Cape Town needs you to motivate us again …so get your team down here Champ..Muchly appreciated.Richard Doran.

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    4 out of 5
  4. I loved the talks, especially the ones where I learnt something WITHOUT having to buy a system.
    However, this is a business and you are supposed to make money. You’re telling us you can make us successful… well I believe you. You had a hundred (possibly more) running up to the front desperate to give you R25k EACH… you are doing something right 🙂

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    5 out of 5
  5. Catherine Joanne Snyman · Edit

    When I saw the apology email I thought it was for me personally because I was not refunded when I could not make the event. I am disappointed because of that. Please do not use my work email..only this one. Thanks

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    3 out of 5
  6. John Samwani

    Hi Brian,
    With just this one post, you have won me all over again. Me and my friend discussed this at length on the Gautrain on our way back from the Brian Tracy and Friends event. I suggest that marketing from the stage remain in your events but it should be so low key but still effective for your purposes.

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    4 out of 5
  7. sammy motivation · Edit

    Only a true leader can do what you just did now. I personally feel honored, some of my students were in your event and were not impressed at all. They told me it was a waste of money and time. I just felt bit dissspointed because I was the one who adviced them to not miss the event. Im glad you could spot the error and was bold enough to confront It openly, you’ve just won my trust back, and I will ensure that I also read this to them as well for future refence.

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    2 out of 5
  8. Thank you for the apology I had stopped long ago reading your daily info that you send .There is so much information given at any given time which doesn’t give one enough time to fully read and put into practice .It became very clear events that were supposed to empower us we just a selling initiative which is very dissapointing .A few of us lost interest based on some of the events we had attended were it was just about selling lots of products making one to feel left out and bad if one didn’t buy any .Thank you for the apology

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    3 out of 5
  9. Hi Brian appreciate it. Yes mostly I felt your approach became like these overseas speakers, whereby they sell us tools but no pratical implemwntation to these tools. Thanks again. Keep it up

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    5 out of 5
  10. Hi Brian

    Glad you recognised it. There was a lot of valuable content but the Turkish bazaar every 90 mins completely over shadowed it completely. We booked primarily for Brian Tracey, a man who was doing personal development before many of us were born and before it become fashionable and profitable. He, a much older person, had to wait all day to be rushed onto stage in the graveyard slot. The man of the moment (the conference title speaker) was forced to present at speed to a dwindling and tired audience, sucked dry of cash all day.

    That was a pity, because every speaker had great value to offer and we don’t regret the investment. Just too many sales pitches and not enough time, at the right time, for the man himself.

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    3 out of 5
    1. Marlene van der Westhuizen · Edit

      I TOTALLY agree with Steve Rogers!!! I’ve waited ALL DAY for Brian Tracey – flew up from Durban just for that – only to have him going through his content at lightning speed to try and fit his years of knowledge and experience into the last few minutes of a very long day. I’ve shared my concerns with your Sales team before upgrading my ticket to VIP and they’ve ASSURED me that it will be content based, and little to no focus on marketing. I had an email that stated Brian Tracey will be the MAIN speaker at the event and everything leading up to that event was based on Brian Tracey’s videos etc etc. I wish you delivered on the day!!! It would’ve been SO TOTALLY AWESOME if you really treated him as the main speaker and gave him the stage more frequently!! It’s only been 47 years since he last visited South Africa – why not make this even more memorable?? I had a great day, because I chose to have a great day!! But you failed to deliver on your promises of the event!!!

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      3 out of 5
  11. Dear Brian
    Thank you for your letter. I really appreciate you sending it.

    I have been to one of your events in Cape Town and it was excellent. I must say that I was initially under the impression that it was a JT foxx event, from an email received from the JT Foxx organization. As it turned out it was mainly your event, with one of the speakers being connected to JT’s organisation.

    Many folk at the event were grumbling about the fact that a big sell was part & parcel, it seemed, at these events. However I was happy as what I/we gleaned from the material presented was fantastic! So thanks to you and your team for wanting t help others/me.
    So grateful!

    Kind Regards

    Linda

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    4 out of 5
  12. Thank you for the apology and I respect the fact that you took the time to apologize. This is exactly how my friend and I felt when we attended the Brian Tracey and Friends event on the 29th of May 2015. We paid for our VIP tickets however felt that it was more of a selling and marketing event then the inspiration, uplifting and motivation seminar that we had expected. We left half way through the event as we felt that we were not receiving fair exchange for the tickets we had bought.

    Again, thank you so much for the apology, it truly does take a person/company who are true to themselves to acknowledge when they drift away from their purpose and are not living their true values.

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    3 out of 5
  13. Yes I do agree that it became very apparent by the same sales pitch of all the speakers that it was a main focus that did take a lot of time. I myself bought the “University Speakers package which I am really looking forward to benefit from. It is very expensive so I am hoping it is worth the time and money spent (otherwise will heighten the fact of the high selling at the event which will put doubt on the value of your events). Did benefit from the day, was really great, as well as all the speakers.

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    4 out of 5
  14. Thanks a lot Brian. Apology accepted .
    Indeed sometimes we go after money and forget why we started in the first place. Much appreciated.

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    5 out of 5
  15. Durban is being left out from yout planning sessions when you have leading speakers like Dr. D Martini and other great speakers like Tracy and friends.
    I omly hope that you are able to accimmodate us in your planning sessions.
    Your choice of people is on target but you are not service the Target markets that it is intended for. Hope that you will adapt to the needs of the Target Markets that really need your support.

    Thank you
    Maggs

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    5 out of 5
  16. Thank you very much Brian.
    This proves, yet again what an amazing leader you are. I am honored to be part of your network. Thank you for constantly ensuring that you serve us well. I am looking forward to being part of your success club in the very neat future

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    5 out of 5
  17. Good morning, Brian,

    I am very relieved by your honest writing this morning. I had heard of a difference from friends and as a first time attendee was disappointed when I chose to leave at lunch time. I am sure you will agree that the marketing had been in excess to the input by that time.

    However, I am attending Andrew’s sessions this coming weekend – so I am not just a complainer.

    You are pioneering a change in SA, mistakes are inevitable.

    I wish you all success and excessive wisdom.

    Regards

    Michael Fourie

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    4 out of 5
  18. Thank you for the apology, I was impressed by the show.
    Yes the sales were many but they were necessary. The cost of the courses could have been spread over a term especially the Brian Tracy 2 Day MBA course and the Andrew Bars course. Nonetheless the event was impactful and life changing. Those sales pitches opened options for one to grow and explore possibilities, I encourage you to make sales in future. Of what help would it be if we were thought 2 hours from a course which has content that requires 16 hours to teach and yet not given the option to learn more. Would it really be of help?

    I considered the sales as necessary as they pointed direction to further knowledge and removed the question of ‘now what’ because one would not know where to go for further learning, and the investment necessary to get further learning.

    Thank you for the apology though and your sincerity. I do hope that you will still pursue sales as I would not have known about these courses had it not for the sales at the end of each lesson at your event.

    Take care and keep on being “Awesome”

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    5 out of 5
  19. I was a little disappointed that Brian Tracy took to the stage so late in the day. I saw a lot of people leaving during Brian Tracy’s presentation, and I can only imagine that this was because they had lifts waiting for them or they needed to catch public transport. Also, after such a long day, most people were tired and had had enough.

    Also I was disappointed that the Brian Tracy 2 day MBA was not pre-advertised. I would have loved to attend, but it was impossible for me to just ditch my other commitments at such short notice.

    Also the catering was a shocker. Two coffee machines for 4000+ people……….. seriously? And yes, I can say that the selling was a bit over the top.

    Having said that I do think that the whole experience was well worth the R650 odd which I paid. All the speakers were excellent and in particular Robin Banks was brilliant. There are things that could have been done better, but overall I think the R650 odd paid was money well spent

    Thank you

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    4 out of 5
  20. Brian,
    It takes a really big person to apologize and admit their faults well done for that, however I have a question for you…. If you are driven to see others succeed from your success and aquire the means to live a good life with your product what about the person who has nothing and can’t afford to invest money into this opportunity but wants to improve their lifestyle and quality of life? If this opportunity makes so much money why can’t each person including yourself donate some money into a fund that can help those who have nothing to also achieve success ? Then I could really say your business sets itself apart from all the other online opportunities and not only helps the person who can afford to do it but also those who dont have the spare cash to as well. What a powerful message that could send! Just my opinion.

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    3 out of 5
    1. Hi Cindy

      I slightly differ with your suggestion, money is not the problem and donating does not solve the issue either. If someone has the desire to achieve something they will do it irregardless of their circumstances. Qualify the people to help and assist and not just donate. Success is in the mind. Just look at what is happening to some of the RDP houses and thats money down the drain if some of these people had paid something for them the state of these houses will be different. Its not always the best thing to donate but it is good to give to those in need. What I know is most successful people do give and help others. The success we are talking about here requires the person to have a great desire to achieve it and the how part becomes easy. This is different from donating schools for some to go through college. This requires more from the individual to make things happen for themselves and I would not follow such a leader who has not gone through challenges in life and turn around the situation. Life is full of challenges so make it an adventure than wait for donations

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      4 out of 5
  21. I have attended many of your courses and learnt one thing from you. “Make it about the customer”, this is your own principle you didn’t follow. Please in future remember what you taught us. On the other side of the coin, apologizing in such a manner has taught me that you can fix a relationship with this simple gesture like an appology. It takes courage to do this, well done.

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    1 out of 5
  22. Thank you for apologizing. I did believe that you were to aggressive in selling your product.
    We in SA need a helping hand, not buying. I enjoyed the webcam.

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    4 out of 5
  23. Michelle Vincent · Edit

    Well said Brian. Your apology come s as a breath of fresh air and well done for recognising and then rectifying the situation. That takes courage and i applaud you.

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    5 out of 5
  24. Brian,its good to take stock of the situation and not make it a focus point of the presentations.I have to your recent talk in Cape Town and i dont think it was overdone,but i must admit i recently unsubscribed from Brian Tracy communication because i was being bombarded with all sorts of offers and last opportunities to attend some or other seminar.Does he really have to resort to these tactics,i would have thought .not.One eventually gets switched off .

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    3 out of 5
  25. BENCO SHE Consultants · Edit

    Thx for this. I accually left the event early, because you were selling more than I was learning. Really would have liked to stay till the end, but seemed like a sales pitch, more than sales training.

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    2 out of 5
  26. Thanx for this Brian. As a person I have the greatest respect for you and your organization. Unfortunately this cannot be said of some of the people you have associated on stage. You might know who I am referring to. I have been to two of these events where they were involved where I was asked to fill in a form. On the one I showed that I basically reported that I have no financial value. On the other I showed that I was a multi Millionare. Both was under asumed names – On the last one I am pursued on a very regular basis to entice me into buying their coaching programs. On the other no one has contacted me. This is why I haven’t joined any of your invited events again. But this is past tense. Looking forward to your continued communications

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    4 out of 5
  27. Well done Brian – on acknowledging this – not everybody admits their mistakes, never mind CEO’s !
    Don’t abandon these events – they really add value, just change the structure….

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    5 out of 5
  28. Dear Brian, I for one do appreciate your apology as I feel it is required.
    It seemed like this would be a Brian Tracy event but it was in fact it was one long day of being SOLD to which I really did not expect and would never have bought 10 platinum tickets to hand out to my staff and valued clients to attend, if I had known what a waste of my, and my staff’s valuable time this would be away from my business. I also feel it was extremely disrespectful to make Brian Tracy wait till right at the end to deliver his talk, first of all, he was the main event so I can now see why he was saved till last, however, in respect of the audiences time, He, is who we all came to see and he should have been given the opportunity to stay and listen to all the sales pitches after we had been given what we came for. I have no doubt that you have had many people say the same thing which has prompted this apology.
    it was also extremely bad timing to announce at almost 8pm that the 2 day MBA would take place the very next day. I mean, who can rearrange their entire life with only a few hours notice. That was very bad planning.
    I would have loved to have had that time with Mr Tracy but I already had back to back work commitments and I was not prepared to let my clients down.
    Andy Harrington made it very clear that his course included a one on one with him, now on asking the right questions before I hand over my hard earned money, it seems that this is if I go to the UK, otherwise it will be done over Skype, do me a favor that is a simple case of oversell and under deliver BIG TIOME! as no one can guarantee my one on one session with Andy, I will not even attend his course that is coming up in July as I am sure everything I need to learn about presenting, can be learned for free by watching existing you tube videos.
    robin Banks was amazing and rescued the day big time and my whole family will be attending his course.
    Your buddy Andrew was ill prepared and made mistakes constantly. He made a fatal error when referring to Richard Branson’s Net Worth when he should have said Self Worth. etc.
    Anyway, I could say a lot more about Andrew and how he did not seem to connect with the audience at all but I do not have the time.
    I hope that the next event you arrange, will deliver actual usable info and not just snippets to tantalize.

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    1 out of 5
  29. Very disappointed. Paid 2 Platinum seats to sit all day to see THE man rushed on at the end and hurry through his presentation. Catering badly organized. Felt duped as Brian Tracy’s name was used to entice us there to sell everyone else’s courses. Robin Banks was outstanding.

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    2 out of 5
  30. Well it was my first time to attend your event and I enjoyed every minute of it. Very informative and inspiring. I do have to admit that the selling was too much and appreciate your boldness therefore your apology is accepted.

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    4 out of 5
  31. You have got to be the largest giant on this planet to offer such a sincere apology- Big up to you Brian and thank you for honouring our feelings. I travelled all the way from Cape Town and paid what I felt was alot of money to sit in a giant billboard with many moving parts. While I derived value from ALL the presentations, I felt that the sales pitches were unecessarily aggressive, manipulative and boardering on undermining the intelligence of your audience. I have attended several marketting workshops/ conferences in the USA and they ALWAYS deteriorate into what I witnessed in Johannesburg a week ago. Americans can teach us alot about closing the sale but we should resist the temptation of buying into everything they do to close that sale. Their cultural nuances, belief systems and values operate under different dynamics.. what seems normal, aspirational and acceptable in that society could be repugnant, offputting or offensive in SA and vice versa. Be that as it may, I am certainly keeping my relationship with successnet aliv. As Reid HoffMan founder of Linked in said “If you are not embarrassed by the 1st version of your product, you have launched too late” There is always room for improving the perfect product.

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    5 out of 5
  32. Andre van Heerden · Edit

    Dear Brian!
    Thank you for the apology, it is accepted with respect!
    In past months I have withdrawn from all aggressive sales seminars, proposing to help me at thousands of rands for themselves.
    I will give your foundation a second chance in my life.
    Sincerely,
    Andre van Heerden

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    3 out of 5
  33. Thank you for that! Because of the hard core selling at the last event I was never going to do another seminar. I will now reconsider as I certainly personally benefited from the one I did with Rodger Hamilton but lost focus on the last event as I kept waiting for the “if you really want the information pay now.” .

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    3 out of 5
  34. Catherine Synman, how can you expect to get refunded for not making the event? I also didnt make it,but its not Brian’s problem,I mean, do you get your money back for a missed movie or rugby match? people,I think we need to be sensible here.

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    3 out of 5
  35. I attended one at the beginning of the year in Cape Town, very interesting, but my final thoughts were exactly what you apologised for. Yes you were very organised, but when “suddenly” deciding to offer your special offer to all the people on the stage the pay points were out ages ago. I thought well done, as you said you are in business to make money not loose money (I used this phrase myself a couple of times right before almost giving our service away for free), but also felt that there were some staging going on especially the fact that it was done before the special guest arrived (or did not arrive). I think the overall summary would be that this would not have bothered many people, but the fact that the apology was made, wow…now come to Cape Town again.

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    5 out of 5
  36. Thanks about that.

    I just hope that you are not using reverse psychology so that we’ll attend the next one without thinking that something will be sold to us. Unfortunately it always occur in events like those. I think is because the presenters want to make lots of money for themselves from the people they are “trying to assist”.

    We know that it is going to happen again, anyway.

    Thank you

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    3 out of 5
  37. Hi Brian,

    Thank you, I know it must of taken a lot of thinking and consideration to write such a meaningful apology. I must be honest the reason I am commenting is that It is long since we read or heard from anyone especially in the world of business such brutal honesty and significant message. Keep up the great work.

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    4 out of 5
  38. Hi Brian

    Thank you for taking such a bold decision to apologize and realizing that you have strayed from your core values. It is from our mistakes that we learn and become great and better people. I am involved in a network marketing business were we want to be the most trusted company and change people’s perception about direct selling and earn our money through authentic and integrity means. It takes only one person to believe in doing the right thing and we are now gaining great momentum. Its not easy but its worthy it when you know you have changed many people’s lives and earned a lot of money through authentic and integrity means.
    I salute you and congratulate you about making the right decision to do things the right way. I used to attend your events but stopped because of the some of the reasons you have now identified and apologized for. I look forward to start attending some of your new look events in the future. You will loose some friends along the way but I believe in building a strong foundation with great friends who share the same values with me and who will stand by me when things go wrong.
    Wish you all the best.

    Regards

    Henry

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    5 out of 5
  39. Thank you Brian for breaking what has become almost how Mzansi is defined especially by other countries: a country of consumers, a country for promotion of others especially foreign nationals, a country most welcoming and yet naïve. Mzansi may have gone through a very troubled past and our young democracy may in many instances have been exploited at the expense of local nationals across the board. But, it is only when true entrepreneurial and diplomatic leadership is unleashed that Mzansi can realize its true potential. You have an assignment to guard and make contribution to empower local business and community of entrepreneurs. Viva to Mzansi Patriotism. Viva to Real Success Club!

    A friend has been so kind to hand me a Platinum Ticket to Brian Tracy and Friends (#BrianTracyZA), most appreciated. I follow all the great speakers that graced the event. The blessed shall indeed call you blessed for standing out as a pioneer, for the truth and your leadership for a better Mzansi.

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    5 out of 5
  40. Great attention-getter – the apology.
    I’ve learned something.
    Will try and test the next event and hopefully come back fulfilled.

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    4 out of 5
  41. I enjoyed the recent seminar in Johannesburg Gallagher Convention Centre on the 31 May 2015. I have learn so much. I was disappointed for missing Brian Tracy’s presentation because it happen too late. The invite stated that the seminar will start at 8h00 to 18h00. It went over that time.

    regards

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    4 out of 5
  42. Joel Boitumelo Moatshe · Edit

    Hey Brain

    I do understand your Purpose and your mission here on earth. I have attended many of your seminars, they did changed my Life.

    I do have a great idea that can make an import your events, please can I have one on meeting with you to put it on the Table please.

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    5 out of 5
  43. Remmington Zvirime · Edit

    Thanks for the apology Brian. They say only rael and bold men are strong enough to admit to their mistakes, and you’ve just done just that!

    I actually left exactly lunch time because I felt overwhelemed by the sales pitches and if one didn’t have money to join one of the programmes on that day, the message seemed to be “don’t bother coming again!”.

    But after this, one knows they are dealing with a HUMAN who will make mistakes and be prepared to step up and fix them.

    The only thing I think is missing in your apology is the referral to people in “General” section as “unemployed”. I felt it was a toxic assumption from people of the calibre of your presenters. I bought a VIP ticket myself, but I have attended one similar session before on a “free ticket”. Maybe next time you should specify that free tickets are for the unepmloyed. A lot of people that are employed but struggling to make ends meet and wanting to exit the rat race come to those sessions on free tickets to find guidance, only to be “insulted” by people from whom they expect motivation.

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    3 out of 5
  44. Hi Brian. I think it is very astute and incredible of your organization to have come to this realization. I felt like you were pushing mass sales at these events which ended being a bit of a downer for me. A public apology like this although not necessary can only do you and your company good because it certainly means you and your company make mistakes as does everyone else. You want to associate with people like you to share experiences, interests and ideas of how to grow together. This lesson can serve some of the leadership in many organizations but I guess mostly some or most of our government organizations/departments. It takes a bigger person to apologize and in my books, it earns them immediate RESPECT. Thank you for such an amazing organization and selflessly wanting to help other people succeed.

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    5 out of 5
  45. Hello Brian Walsh,

    I agree with all comments. Sales overkill and keynote presenter Brian Tracy the draw card was rushed. Richard Kiyosaki is coming in July this year and I trust that we will get his maximum time during his event? For our hard earned Rands, we can not afford Richard to be rushed through. We expect Richard to spend most time on stage.
    I must admit, the apology is welcomed.
    Robin Banks was fantastic!
    Your apology is welcomed!
    Thanks.

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    3 out of 5
  46. winston maswanganyi · Edit

    To whom it may concern

    I have been invited to these seminar of which unfortunately I didn’t attend because of time however base on the outcome of these event i feel like i didn’t lose anything i mean. Time and Money .

    What i hope is that the next event will be so much improve d to an extend that it will not be like advertising and marketing event sort of.

    Apologizing mean recognising your mistakes of which next time I guess it will be fixed.

    Thanks for apology

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    5 out of 5
  47. Thanks for the apology, I attended one too many day / weekend workshops where all they were interested in was telling us that we were no where unless we made a decision to buy. There was no information imparted for my valuable time spent there. To give up one or two days to listen to sales drivel means that whoever is standing up there has no integrity what so ever. It is just about the numbers. I can name a few international speakers, but won’t do so on this space.
    Having said that, there were some with integrity, but then again, it only lasted for the duration of the ‘purchase period’ so then too, one wonders, was it just the $ sign at the end of the day

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    4 out of 5
  48. Thanks Brian for the apology it takes a man to apologise. You have changed the way i always saw this kind of seminars because it was now my belief that people are sold tickets to attend an event which is just another giant sales pitch. I decided never to buy any tickets if I decide to attend because I going to listen to hard sales pitches. There are some companies that I concluded I will never go to their events again. We learn from mistakes and thank you for Robin Banks he is the one I wanted to hear from and Brian Tracy, Robin delivered.

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    2 out of 5
  49. I would just like to thank you.

    1. For reassuring us of your commitment to your core mission and values. Which I believe to be “committed to helping you (us) achieve greater success in your life… and we want to help you realize that through improved RESULTS in your life.

    2. For doing just that. I came away from the Brian Tracy and Friends event so thankful and amazed at how accessible you have madethe wisdom and resources that could powerfully impact and transform our lives through self-empowerment. As a person who got a free ticket, I felt really privileged to have experienced the event and all it’s value, which in my opinion, you can’t put any monetary price on.

    The only downer to my Friday was getting home and realising I had forgotten my workbook at the event.

    Thank you and continue the great work!

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    4 out of 5
  50. Thank you for the apology – it takes a real man and courage to do so. I realise that the speakers only have a limited amount of time on stage and it is expected that they tell us where and how we can get more. However I do feel that they could have imparted more information in the 90 minutes allotted. Advertisers on TV give a lot of information in 90 seconds! Over promising and under-delivering is not a good business model.
    I also understand why Brian Tracy was the last speaker – if he had come on earlier, many attendees would have left after his presentation. I do agree with the other commenters that Brian Tracy should been given a much longer time slot – he was the main attraction, after all.
    I don’t know how you can get the speakers to give more content on future events – a challenge for you!!
    Nevertheless – I enrolled on Andy Harrington’s Public Speakers University program in July.
    Keep up the good work, Brian!
    Gerald Strever

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    4 out of 5
  51. Hi Brain, im really humble with your apology and extremely previlaged to have subcribed with your work and greatful too, to recieve this acknowledgement from you. i also was wondering if this platform was for making money or uplifting people, ad I thank you for clearing it out, because i was swamped with lots of emails to upgrade my “free” ticket to Brian Tracy and friends and with those doubtfull thoughts I didint even attend the event, as I thought i’ll probably wil not even enter with my free voucher, but thank you for your apology. keep up the good word

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    4 out of 5
  52. I really appreciate this appology. I was so looking forward to the day, and did get a lot of good from it, but really felt taken aback by the sales by each speaker. All the programs seems worth the while, but it really seemed like one of those American shows where all is about sales and you get this long storey, just to get you to buy something.
    I applaud you for doing the right thing!
    Be blessed

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    4 out of 5
  53. Hi Brian,
    Thank you sir your apologies. We do it appreciate that. I loved again everything that I got from the event apart the fact the Brain Tracy was programmed last on stage, many came for him and some left even before he started :).
    I will definitely attend the next event. And I can’t wait to join the club.
    Keep it up. Thanks
    Olivier

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    4 out of 5
    1. Sorry I submitted my message by mistake before I finish to edit it. As there is no delete option and the edit option doesn’t work. Here is my message:

      Hi Brian,
      Thank you sir for your apologies. We do appreciate that. I loved everything that I got from the event apart the fact that Brain Tracy was programmed last on stage, many came for him and some left even before he started :).
      I will definitely attend the next event. And I can’t wait to join the club.
      Keep it up. Thanks
      Olivier

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      4 out of 5
  54. Hi there Brian and team. First and foremost I would make use of the opportunity to thank you and the team for the excellent work you are doing. The desperate need for quality motivational and inspirational products and services are much more needed now than ever before in South Africa. The feedback that I have encountered and received from delegates were very positive in general. One thing that I noticed though was the confusion to which program and product to enrol for or buy. Due to the diversity of backgrounds and experience of delegates it might be a good idea to implement a screening process to make sure they understand the nature of investment they are making.
    It has been an honour for me to be part of the proceedings but I do agree that your emphasis was wrongly directed and biased towards sales in stead of equipping and informing.
    Thank You for Making A Difference.
    Have A MAD, MAD, DAY!!!

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    4 out of 5
  55. Hi there

    I dont know if the apology was really necessary but what you said in the email is exactly what I took from one of your sessions.

    These sessions that you hold felt like lure to sell these courses.I left there pissed off and put off entrepeneur and everything associated with it because of this.

    Another issue is you aggresive marketing email marketing is massively annoying.

    Hope this helps your business in future.
    Marketing is needed and the importance is understood but not to the point that your company is busy with.

    Kind regards

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    2 out of 5
  56. Even though i never got the chance to attend one of the events because of certain commitments i so wish i could ..thank you for everything wel said

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    5 out of 5
  57. Hi Brian,thank you for your personal commitment in bringing serious and sincere entrepreneurs(except JT FOX) to us in SA. I’m sure that attendees are mature to choose and act upon personal choice for the betterment of success. The sales are absolutely necessary! Keep doing what you do best,you do us proud , Brian Walsh!

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    5 out of 5
  58. An entrepreneur once said Always keep a pen in your pocket facing upside because downside of it ink will spread like you never knew one contact or client.Inspirational is what you are and what I learned even yet I did not make it to the event is that self pity is the most dangerous enemy keep your head afloat and just face the waves coming your way thanks for the inspiration that was my comment

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    5 out of 5

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