Two ladies, one calling herself a Business Coach and other a Branding Expert, put on this so-called business event in Orange County, but it felt more like a crappy Multi Level Marketing meeting trying to sell to a white trash audience that they will be rich if they drink their Kool-Aid. In the back of my head I felt like I was in a room full Younique representatives and was betting that by the time the event started someone will mention they are a representative for them. But to my surprise no one did, so I thought that maybe the event would be decent.
In the invite it was titled “All Access Q&A + Business Mixer” going on to say that the two ladies “will be giving answers to your questions on all things Business and Branding.” With over forty years of entrepreneurship and business between them they have “a lot” to offer.
The two women introduced themselves with no real decent bio of who they are, just fluff saying how great they were and then went right into Q&A. The crowd started asking questions and the answers they got back were pathetic.
It was so pathetic that I had to leave. I was sitting in the front row, so it was hard to make an exit gracefully. I was waiting for them to break to get the hell out, as I was thinking about how I gave up an evening to be with my husband and kids for this crap. Then the women started discussing wasting your time with mindless people who drain you, one saying ”don’t waste your time listening to people in business that are not giving you value.” On that note I walked out mid-session before a break.
Since the two women said they LOVE feedback I took time to fill in their “How Did We Do” questionnaire to say that their event was painful to listen to. I also mentioned that they need more experience before putting on an event and should not linger on talking about fluff with no value.
Everything they said was something I could find in low level mundane business articles on the web on a crappy blog someone with very little business sense would publish for morons to read. You know the kind of articles, where someone pays five dollars for some low level writer on Fiverr or virtual assistant to produce just so they can get some content up with a link. The kind of article which is rewritten and spun a zillion times to the point where it gives you no value reading it, and you wonder why anyone would even publish it. The kind of articles Google goes after saying it is low quality content and any website that publishes it will lose rankings.
On the questionnaire they also asked what were three things I liked about the event. That made me chuckle because it sure wasn’t anything they were talking about. I mentioned:
- The kale salad,
- The laughable footwear that women think is business attire on stage and in the audience. Trust me, it was entertaining, women in their forties wearing night club stiletto heels made for twenty-year old tramp-dressed women. Most of these forty year-olds couldn’t walk in the stilettos looking more like walking on a tight rope then a graceful confident business women. It wasn’t just their footwear. Everything they were wearing was more like what a cougar would wear on a night out, in need of sexual attention because they spent their twenties and thirties being conservative housewives going to Saddleback Church being prim and proper.
- That they mentioned “don’t waste your time listening to crappy business advice,” and I took their excellent advice and left, stunned that it was the first business event I had the need to leave early because it was so painful to listen to.
In “How can we improve on the event” section I put that they should give me some value, listed my business experience, listed that I am a business investor and speak to classes at Ivy League Business School about Business & Marketing, and want something where someone like myself can learn something new.