"Guru" Serves Time for Negligent Homicide?!
Killer offline marketing techniques, the debate over "fake" gurus (and the story of one who wound up in jail), and how to ensure that more people watch your videos...
Today's content is sure to have something that appeals to you.
If you're like most people, you use a lot of different online marketing techniques to build your business.
But what about offline techniques... Do you have a strategic marketing plan in place?
If so, BetterNetworker Instructor Richard Bravo wants you to share it with the community!
In this great forum post, Richard asks the community to reveal one killer offline marketing tip that other BN members can use to successful grow their business...
And man oh man, did the community deliver... There are a TON of great tips in this thread!
"Is There Such a Thing as a FAKE Guru?"
Ever hear the name James Arthur Ray? He's the infamous "sweat lodge guru," sentenced to 3 years in jail for negligent homicide in the deaths of 3 people at a sweat lodge retreat held in Arizona several years ago.
Now this guy was absolutely beloved by his fans. Made a ton of money, was extremely popular, and even appeared on the Today Show, Larry King Live, and Oprah. He seemed legit.
But as it turns out, he wasn't exactly the leader most people thought he was.
Now, this is an extreme example, to be sure.
However, it begs the question..."IS the really such a thing as a fake guru? "
Some say yes, some say no. So Shelly decided to record this short video and give her two cents on the issue... Check it out!
Did you know that 30 seconds into the average video online, a whopping 20% of viewers have already stopped watching?
In this video, BetterNetworker Ty Tribble reveals some very interesting - and shocking! - data about the relationship between the length of your video and the percentage of users who will watch it...
Make no mistake, knowing this kind of information can make a HUGE difference in the impact your videos have on people!
Sick Of "Gurus," Lies, And Scams?
We are too! That's why we established the Association of BetterNetworkers (ABN).
The ABN is a collection of valuable tools, training, and resources for leaders and up-and-coming leaders in our industry.
Together, we’re devoted to cleaning up the “garbage" in our industry...
Haha, there certainly was a lot of "guru" talk today!
A quick Google search defines "guru" as:
- A trusted counselor and adviser; a mentor.
- A recognized leader in a field.
- An acknowledged and influential advocate, as of a movement or idea.
So take a moment and think... What does the word "guru" mean to you?