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Mar 11, 2015

Interview with Mastermind Talks Jayson GaignardJayson Gaignard is the host of The Mastermind Talks Podcast, he is the author of the best selling book, Mastermind Dinners: Build Lifelong Relationships by Connecting Experts, Influencers, and Linchpins and organizer of Mastermind Talks, a unique two-day networking conference.

Talking about organizing unique experiences to grow and nurture your network

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Jayson Gaignard considers himself more of an introvert, but has made himself a huge success from organizing networking events like dinners and a conference.

He dropped out of high school with a 6-7 million dollar Ecommerce business.

He ended up $250,000in debt before being inspired by Seth Godin.

Jayson attended a Seth Godin “Connection Economy” lecture.

He started Mastermind Dinners by inviting six to eight entrepreneurs who didn’t know each other.

The bank could take everything except his relationships

Mastermind Talks was a huge success, so he did it again.

Interview with Clay Hebert and Scott Oldford.

Bryan Kurtz ran Board Room dinners once a month for 30 years.

Jason is trying to move away from dinners and move into experiences like cooking classes and axe throwing.

jayson gaignard nbnradioHow to research people to invite to your dinner.

  • Everyone needs to share a commonality.
  • Ask your network
  • Use a list of top businesses from a reputable source (Profit Magazine in Canada)
  • Determine “anchor tenants”. Get the big fish and others will come.

Be sure to grab a copy of Mastermind Dinners.

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Connect with the connectors. Find the nodes in your area of expertise. This will fast track your network building.

Interview with Zvi Band and Derek Colburn.

Check out: Contactually.

It’s not about the tools and tactics, it’s about clarity and focus on who you are and where you want to go.

You’re the average of the five people you spent the most amount of time with.

Some people are in your life for a reason and some are in your life for a season.

It’s not how many friends you can count, it’s how many you can count on.

Interview with Guy Kawasaki.

App Recommendation: Voice Memos (Android)

Book Recommendation: Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Contact: Jayson on Twitter @jaysongainard.

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