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Captain Lou Edwards- America’s #1 Vacation Expert!
Captain Lou Edwards is an 8th grade drop-out who now speaks on colleges. His story is amazing and he has become the king of vacations. In fact, he is America’s Vacation Expert!
So proud that Captain Lou will the Keynote Presenter on Talkin Health this Thursday August 23, 2012 at 10:00 pm EST/7:00 pm PST.
*To listen live just pick up your phone and press 712 432-1601 access code 709529#
This show will be entertaining and unforgetable!
Woody Allen said 80% of success is just showing up. It was way back
in January of 2003 that Lou Edwards took his advice and attended his very first
internet marketing conference called “The BIG Seminar” in Dallas, Texas.
He had hoped to learn how to put his local “Little Shop Of Cruises” travel
agency online and reach out to a greater audience via the web.
Never did he imagine that the people he would meet there that weekend,
would profoundly change my business model, and the course of my LIFE!
It was another marketer in attendance that asked if he could arrange a
similar event on a cruise ship, sort of a “seminar-at-sea” combined with
a fun vacation vibe.
She asked if we could do mastermind meetings and JVs in a giant jacuzzi,
sipping a pina colada, while sailing away from some sun-drenched island
in the Bahamas or Caribbean?
Not even realizing that JV stood for “joint venture”, he instantly said SURE,
if you want to “cruise for profits”…JUST ADD WATER!
At that event, he bought all the info products and software packages and
discovered how to automate the booking process online, and how to
finally stop selling one-on-one by phone, and start selling one-on-many
through websites, webinars, live stage presentations, etc.
On halloween weekend of 2003, his first “special-event-at-sea” debuted
with about 50 students and speakers. He did just about everything
wrong and yet it was a HUGE success.
It was that “Affiliate Marketers Cruise” that led to me transforming my
business model away from one of a million travel agencies, to being a
one IN a million producer / planner of specially themed niche group vacations.
Branding himself as “Captain Lou” the cruise-guru worked very well, and
I quickly became THE go-to guy for niche marketers with audiences they
wanted to WOW with an unforgettable, profitable and life-changing
He started producing “Special-Events-At-Sea” for casino chip collectors,
murder mystery writers, opera groups, multi-generational family reunions,
real estate trainers, marketing coaches, consultants and gurus.
In January of 2007, he showed up again, at Mike Filsaime’s $5,000 live
event called the 7-figure Code. Mike has been a guest on some of the
previous cruises and was starting to become more of a friend than
His idea was to continue these cruises, but in a bigger way, with a
much bigger vision.
The Marketers Cruise would be a no speakers, no selling, NOT a seminar-at-sea that is
guru-student, but rather a true peer-to-peer networking and mastermind
vacation that would draw the world’s TOP marketers for an adventure of a lifetime
that happens every January.
Instead of adding a $1,000 to $5,000 event fee for attendees, which I do with many of
my niche cruise events, our give back to the internet marketing community
that has done so much for our businesses, would be to keep the Marketers Cruise at our costs!
Making it affordable, profitable and FUN for everyone to attend and bring their family and friends.
The rest is history. Over the past several years, we’ve gone from 61 to 118 to 263 to over 400
attendees each January. Top VIP marketers who’ve put everything on hold to come join our
cruise family include:
Mike Filsaime & Donna Fox (your hosts)
Dr. Joe Kasper
and many other top names including the publishers of this book, Mike & Carolyn Lewis and the
many enterepreneurial CEO’s who have contributed chapters about their personal marketing voyage.
The Marketers Cruise is my “flagship” product. It is what’s turned “Captain WHO?” into “Captain Lou”.
This event, where profitable deals are done while on vacation and having fun, has been the springboard
for my Million-Dollar Groups System info-product, a $2,000 training course for cruise agents that has
been flying off the shelves.
When he is not speaking at travel industry events, I help develop groups for niche marketers who either
want to bring their own audience on the Marketers Cruise or ANY cruise ship adventure to the Caribbean,
Alaska, Hawaii, or Europe…instead of some stuffy hotel conference room.
Remember that to BE un-shoppable, you need to be one in a million, not one OF a million.
Carnival cruise lines has done a great job selling FUN. Make whatever you are selling an
EXPERIENCE that’s fun, and cool, with your own version of the “Champagne and
Strawberries” at embarkation.
Your clients will never want to leave, and they’ll keep coming back for more.
Then one day, your industries’ top leaders may tap YOU on the shoulders and ask if
YOU would like to do a profitable joint venture!