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Who’s had any success from the Get Motivated event?

We’ve gotten a few calls from folks who attended the recent Get Motivated event, held on Aug. 17 at the Spokane Arena. The event featured some heavy hitters, like Colin Powell, talking about what helps define success, and how to gain success.

The event also included several pitch men who sell a variety of get-rich schemes and plans. All the calls or messages received by Office Hours, so far, have said the Get Motivated event is a long informercial, all designed to upsell products developed by the pitch sales people.

In a desire to be fair, we’d like to hear from people who bought some or any of the products or services available via the event. Tell us what you got and how it’s working out. Send comments to and for the subject, write “Motivated.”



Get Motivated event packs the Spokane Arena

Today’s really really big Get Motivated event continues as we write.

This photo shows we were there. We heard Krish Dhanam first and then “motivational” salesman Bob Kittell came on stage to pitch his get-rich scheme using stock market analysis. That’s Kitell in this photo, shot in bad light from the back of the hall looking down into the main floor. What’s with the Canadian flag up in the corner?

We missed Colin Powell, who spoke very early on and probably is already out of town. A spokesman for the Get Motivated operation said all the scheduled speakers would be on hand.

The Arena was near capacity for the event. Parking around the Arena and in the overflow area of the Spokane Convention Center was hard to find. How to make money during a Get Motivated event? Run the main parking lots.


Rudy, Colin Powell, and others will be live at Get Motivated event in Spokane

We’re feeling a bit more motivated about next Tuesday’s mega-event, the Get Motivated session taking place in Spokane.

It’s so big, event organizers have added seating in the Convention Center, so that anyone who can’t or doesn’t want to sit in the Spokane Arena has a second choice.

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We also heard this week that the event DOES include live appearances. None of the seven headliners will appear by satellite, as we earlier feared. A Get Motivated spokesman noted that in some instances, on late notice, a headliner may have to appear by satellite.

But Rudy Giuliani, Gen. Colin Powell, Robert Schuller and others will be in Spokane for the event. Live, not by remote feed, we were told.

Based on past shows, you can expect Powell and Giuliani to appear early in the day, then bug out and head wherever they’re going next.


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