The seminar is closing but the spark has been created. From some of my notes, I wanted to share some of what I learned at Underground, I learned how to create apps, the importance of gamifying, different ways to incorporate social media into your blog and that you need email addresses and not fans, so your LIST is most important.
I learned that you never sell affiliates on the benefits but on the strength of the product itself. To make sure your give feedback to others and that it is so important to do research, especially on your competitors. Always to think about “what would google say”. Never to listen to the small voice in your head that says “I cannot do it” because you can. You can never solve a “why to” problem with a “how to” solution.
I learned that everything connects to SEO and how you name things for search engine optimization. A good lesson to stay on focus is to write down what you are doing every 15 minutes and you will see where you waste the most time. A team is always important, so build a superstar team. And finally, if you spend all of your time doing what everyone else is, you will never learn or create anything new.
Seeing all of my friends who were asking me about my newest adventures, I feel inspired to make more videos and blog posts. I realize that these kinds of events are like school for me and I really want to attend more events and I want to give back, so I am looking for a superstar team to help me reach even more children like me.
I have to take this moment to share that the pictures you see are taken with my tablet. Zanna and my mom were not at this event, so no one was there to remind me to take pictures or to take them. Zanna rarely gets the credit, but she is the one behind everything I do. She records everything and is so awesome with the camera and the video. She and my mom really are the support team behind Zynnia TV and being at this event without them (and without the usual awesome pictures I can post and share) I really realize even more how important and special they are. THANK YOU ZANNA AND THANK YOU MAMA!
I cannot believe that I am in Washington D.C. I am so lucky because my family supports everything I do, so getting here became a family road trip. We rented a car with a roomy back seat and the drive included lots of Elvis CD’s to keep us driving. This is the first time I will be at the Capital and I am excited to spend time in such a city.
I usually attend events with my mother and sister, but this time I will attend this one alone with my brother Zack. I am so used to my mom and sister being there, it will be different. Zack is very excited. I hope people will see the value of his Immersion Mastery and that they will help him turn it into a product because lots of people are asking for that. He is one of the coolest people I know. I am excited and I already love Crystal City where the event is taking place. It was really cool to drive through several states within a matter of minutes while we were exploring the D.C. area. And yes, the pentagon is huge. I read on wikipedia that it has over 17 miles of corridors! That is a lot of hallway space.
So grateful to my host Yanik Silver and for being able to be here!
I just got the news that I am attending Yanik Silver’s Underground 8 Online Seminar. For those of you who do not know what this is, here is a bit from their website:
“The Underground Online Seminar® provides high-level Internet marketing information from real-world, in-the-trenches speakers quietly making their fortunes online. Topics covered include selling content, e-commerce, SEO, email marketing, blogging, Social media, CPA networks, domaining, mobile marketing and much more.
Not only does the content and unique experience make Underground® different but the top-notch attendees and presenters including Tim Ferriss, Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com, Mike Faith, CEO of Headsets.com (a $30M company), Darren Rowse, ProBlogger.com, Matt Mickiewicz, 99designs.com, Gary Vaynerchuk, Ted Leonsis, AOL Internet pioneer, Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva.org and Bob Parsons, CEO of GoDaddy.com among others. Each event attracts 400+ serious online entrepreneurs coming from all over the globe. They come because the Underground® has become the Can’t Miss event for learning, networking and deal-making.”
This is such an amazing honor and special event. I am very happy to have this special assignment.
Going to Yanik Silver's Underground 8 in Washington D.C.
I met Yanik Silver in Maui at Awesomeness Fest 2011 and I am sooooooooo excited to hear that I will be going to Washington DC to represent the youngest entrepreneurs. What an honor and a joy!
I met James at the Awesomeness Fest in Maui which took place about a month ago. James leads an organization called Be Legendary which is basically a movement that inspires people to rediscover their legendary person inside and act consistently in thousands of small ways to make a big difference! Be Legendary is a movement filled with legendary people (like you!) making an effort to positively change the world! James and I talked for quite a while during one of the Luau dinners at the Grand Wailea and I am sure glad we did! Because after we got back home we found out that James was going to be coming to Orlando, Florida to do an event called Building A Dream.
He invited my family and I to come and see what he and Be Legendary was all about. At this event, his client was DeVry’s team of leaders. We said “yes” and that we would not only love to come, but we would love to help and be a part of it too! That Friday we drove out to Orlando, to the wonderful Gaylord Palms Resort to meet up with James and the rest of his amazing crew. Friday evening we had a group meeting where I got to meet everyone in the crew and James explained what we would be doing at the Building A Dream event. At the event the adults had to split up into teams and each team got to build a bicycle, but what they didn’t know was that at the end of the day they would be giving the bicycles to children who had been waiting in another room, writing thank you cards for the adults. All of this was top secret of course, because it was part of the learning for the adults.
After our meeting we moved the bike boxes (the adults would be building the bikes as a team), into the main room and we set them up on tables with a bag of tools and some instructions on how to build the bike. Then we covered them up and around 1 am we went to sleep. I was so excited from the big surprise I could hardly sleep!
The next morning was the event and I was up bright and early, all ready to go! This was the first time I would be an official staff member. I was also going to be a mic runner. Which is cool because I love talking to people! I loved walking through the hotel and the convention center in my Be legendary t-shirt I had received the day before. I got the job of mic running so when James was speaking I got to run microphones over the audience members who wanted to share their feelings and feedback. It was really fun!
After James spoke for a little while and interacted with the audience he asked everyone to get into teams and go to the table with their team number on it (each table with a bike had a team number and the tables were covered with blankets because the adults didn’t know they would be making bikes) So each team went over to their table and pulled of the blanket and started building their bike. It was funny to see the people working together. Some were fast and some were slow so the fast people helped the slow ones along. Everyone was smiling and having a lot of fun.
After they finished building their bikes James did a countdown before letting the children who would be receiving the bikes, into the room. Since the adults didn’t know the bikes would be given to children they were quite surprised and the children’s (and adults) faces were filled with joy as they entered the room. Each child had a number that matched the number of one of the teams who had made a bicycle. So each child went over to their team, where the adults readjusted the seat for the child and helped them with their brand new bicycle. And to make it even better all the kids also got a backpack, a helmet, and a lock to go along with their new bike.
Many of the adults cried with joy because they saw the happiness on the child’s faces. They all hugged and it was just like James said, a Love Fest (which is just as cool as an Awesomeness Fest!) At one point, all of the children got called up on stage while the adults formed a human tunnel that went down the center, around the sides and all over the wall of the giant ballroom. One by one, the children got to run through this cool tunnel of love! It was amazing seeing all the adults smiling at the children as they ran past them and give out high fives and shared smiles. After that, the children stuck their name to their bicycle seat and it was time to go back to the buses to get back to school, so they all collected their backpacks and left. Their bikes would be delivered to the school. All of the children hugged and thanked the adults one last time and there was not a dry eye in the whole ballroom!
All of the adults went back to sit down and James got back on stage and asked the audience to share their feedback. I got to run around with the mic again and this time it was really special because everyone was really feeling the love of giving. Many of them had wonderful stories to tell about their first bicycle and how happy it made them and they were all really happy that they could give these children the gift of a bicycle and the happiness that comes with it.
The event closed with that event and the people of DeVry were all so grateful for the experience. We lined up at the exit doors and over 600 people stopped to thank us on their way out. They were all giggling and smiling on their way out. They were all so happy and looked so alive. I could feel their love and it was so awesome. After everyone was out of the event room we moved all the bikes down to a U-Haul where the bikes were loaded up and taken over to the school where they were checked by mechanics and sent home with the children. That was funny because we had to move them a long ways so we made a huge line like a factory and we worked as a team to get them all moved quickly and safely. There are some awesome pictures in a special album I made on my Facebook Page, so be sure to check it out.
James told me that the reason the event is called Building A Dream is because when you are a child having your own bike is a dream. So I got to spend the weekend witnessing adults making over one hundred children’s dreams come true and I was a big part of it! It was an amazing experience for me and my entire family and I am definitely looking forward to being a Be Legendary staff member again! If you want to Be Legendary, I invite you to take THE PLEDGE. Thank you to James Carter for inviting us to be a part of Building A Dream and thank you again to all the rest of the crew. Spcial thanks too to Chris Barba who is so cool and has an amazing blog of his own. I hope he can go to Awesomeness Fest next year because I know he is Awesome. James’ idea is a very good idea and you can learn how it started by reading about it here. I am so grateful and blessed for all of the cool stuff we get to do. I hope you LIKE (hint hint on the button below) this post and LEAVE ME A COMMENT
Zynnia Gives A S/O to Collie Buddz, New Kingston, Blacka Di Danca, Los Rakas & DJ PeeWee
This is the first “official” episode in my diary series. I went to see Collie Buddz on tour two nights in a row and had such amazing fun, I just had to share. I also wanted to make this video to shout out to my new friends… Collie, Blacka, PeeWee, Tahir, Stephen, Courtney Jr, Courtney Sr, Raka Dun, Raka Rico and the nice t-shirt guys and security to got Collie to take a picture with us.
You can learn about my new friends and their music and dancing at their individual sites:
This is my first green screen video in 5 months! It is the pilot episode for my diary series. I shout out my friend DOC, whose faceboook post made me want to pull out the green screen again. I show you some of my garden and how to make yummy raw/vegan raw ice cream. And I share some fun from when I went to see Collie Buddz on tour two nights in a row! I had such amazing fun, I just had to share.
You can learn about their music and dancing at their individual sites:
In this video, Zynnia Jezek interviews Jairek Robbins. As a coach Jairek works one-on-one with people from all walks of life ranging from Entrepreneurs, Business owners, agents in life insurance and Real estate, as well as students.
Watch 9 year old superstar Zynnia Jezek as she addresses an audience of over 100 people at the Super Women’s JV & Marketing Summit hosted by The Wealth Building Annex at the exclusive Centre Club in Tampa Florida. This is the first time Zynnia has ever spoken to an audience and she received a standing ovation!
Some Comments from the event:
WOW! young lady is amazing presenter. Great video.
Wow! Great work Zynnia! You’re a very special person! Keep it up! Keep inspiring!
Yes she is… and so versatile. She can do it all, and usually DOES. Taking action is what I have taught her, and I am so proud she is a living example of doing just that. “Do or do not, there is no try” ~Yoda.
Zynnia – YOU ROCK! Can’t wait to see your next speaking event!!!!!! When I was nine, I was lucky to even be thinking about business and lecturing, much less doing it. She is quite good at making presentations, confident in front of all those people. Most kids are shy about speaking in front of crowds. Your mother must be very proud.
Yes…. She is wonderful in many ways and a constant inspiration to so many. Have an awesome day!
Well done Zynnia!!! Can’t be beaten. You are great
Zynnia for President!
YOU FREAKIN’ ROCK! You were great!
Zynnia, an amazing presentation. Looking forward to your next speaking engagement. Glad I was blessed to be there for your first one!
Zynnia, I am so proud of you. You are the coolest little sister that any brother could ever have. Like Joseph says, YOU FREAKIN’ ROCK! You were great!
Like mother, like daughter! What an amazing young talent and rising star. We are all so proud of you. Keep shining your light on the world!
Amazing job Zyn! I wish I could have seen it in person. Keep up the great work and you will make a difference :0) Phillip Black
Zanna & Zynnia take their mother to see the Herrmann’s Royal Lipizzan Stallions for Mother’s day!
Founded in the 16th century for the exclusive use of the Hapsburg Royal family of Austria, the Royal Lipizzans are unquestionably the rarest, most aristocratic breed of horses in the world. The pride of the Hapsburg Empire, the Lipizzan breed was first established by Archduke Charles at Lipizza (now part of Yugoslavia).
Proactively Prepare Yourself for the Greatest presentation on WordPress Blogging Strategy Ever put together! This is a rare opportunity to see Kytka Hilmar-Jezek and learn the very tools and strategies she personally uses to build her blogging empire!
Zynnia Jezek recently accompanied her older sister Zanna, her brother Zack Longbolts Jezek and her Mom, Kytka Hilmar-Jezek to see Tony Robbins live for his Unleash The Power Within Event. Here are some highlights from the event.
Zynnia leaks out the news of a secret meeting between Kytka Hilmar-Jezek and Joe Malinowski about the meeting they had about the possible formation of a new product that they will co-release in the summer!
Phillip is an entrepreneur, speaker, and business strategist who specializes in Social Media, Business Networking, and Guerrilla Style Marketing.
Through good old fashion networking and the use of modern technology, Phillip inspires and teaches business owners and professionals how to build profitable relationships and attract people that are interested in what they have to offer! This is a rare opportunity to see Phillip Black and learn the very tools and strategies he personally uses to build his following encompassing Facebook, Social Media, SEO, Twitter, Blogs, YouTube, and Article Marketing.
Only 12 times per year, the most committed, the most willing, the most focused, the most serious and the most daring come together to mastermind and network, to brainstorm and meet – and to be mentored by Leaders and Experts who have accomplished amazing things. February brings us Jeanine Warhurst Blake who will share with us her family’s story of how PODS was created and how within 9 years was sold off for a record $430 million dollars!!!($430 million in 9 years??)
Listen to Zynnia Jezek of Sisters To Success as shs shares her experience of attending the Second Annual Women As Visionaries event Created and Facilitated by Lore Raymond. Zynnia shares her vision board and asks parents to consider bringing their daughters to these types of empowering events.
Listen to Zanna Jezek of Sisters To Success as shs shares her experience of attending the Second Annual Women As Visionaries event Created and Facilitated by Lore Raymond. Zanna shares her vision board and asks parents to consider bringing their daughters to these types of empowering events.
If you missed out in 2009, then see what the excitement is all about… “The Best Networking Event I’ve Been To In Years!”, “It’s Fun, Relaxed Atmosphere, With Serious Business Opportunities”, “By far the best networking event in town!”
Listen to Zynnia Jezek as she zips into The Wealth Building Annex and speaks about Dan Stojadinovic and Gary Vaynerchuk talk about his book Crush It and building brand equity. Special Thanks to Chris Krimitsos!
Zynnia Jezek shares her experience at Joel Bauer’s Persuasion Power / Minutes2Millions event! Over twenty Million people have benefited from Joel’s live-marketing presentations/trainings for organizations such as 3M, Canon, General Motors, IBM, Mitsubishi, Motorola, Panasonic, NASA, Disney, Xerox, and Federal Express. If you have a desire to:
Present yourself in a way that is unforgettable
Persuade people who don’t want to be persuaded.
Preserve relationships so you can create business for life.
Over twenty Million people have benefited from Joels live-marketing presentations/trainings for organizations such as 3M, Canon, General Motors, IBM, Mitsubishi, Motorola, Panasonic, NASA, Disney, Xerox, and Federal Express. Come to This event, If you have a desire to: Present yourself in a way that is unforgettable, Persuade people who dont want to be persuaded and Preserve relationships so you can create business for life.
Joel has been regularly featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and FOX Television. I will be in attendance with my mom, Zanna & Zachary and we all look forward to seeing YOU there!