Ok, I need your opinion on something… please read through the following, and then comment below with your opinion.
I am always up for a new challenge and adventure… however, I have a few wacky new ideas, and need some help filtering the duds from the gems.
Below is a short pitch for each idea, simply comment on this post with your thoughts on which (if any) you like.
POSSIBLY AWESOME (POTENTIALLY TERRIBLE) IDEA #1: “Dean’s Daily Dose”
The pitch: A daily video blog (or vlog, as the cool kids call it), where I share a tip, piece of wisdom, observation, rant etc… the vids will be a max of 3 minutes long.
Further info: I am a big believer in “Enter-trainment”, meaning, learning should be fun… so I have a couple of recurring ideas that could be built into the show intro to make it potentially amusing.
Possible flaws: History suggests that my passion for projects can diminish pretty quickly… so committing to a daily show, may be a dangerous move.
POSSIBLY AWESOME (POTENTIALLY TERRIBLE) IDEA #2: “The 100 Webinar Challenge”
The Pitch: 100 LIVE webinars in 100 days… a test of focus, determination, and fatigue. Here is the twist though… I would document the behind the scenes journey… my challenges, highs and lows, struggles, successes, tips and more… it is like Jackass crossed with a Bear Grylls-esque survival type show for the business world.
Additional info: I would do a mixture of one of my webinar trainings to other people’s audience, and host for really inspiring and informative experts to my audience. The hard part here is not so much the actual 100×90 min of webinars, it is everything else that goes into it… for example, finding 100 joint venture partners alone is quite a challenge, not to mention the admin, accounting and fulfillment afterwards. I could consider getting a sponsor for the experiment, who would be briefly mentioned at the start of each webinar.
Possible flaws: Again, 100 days is a long time for someone who tends to be rather impatient at times. I would have to ensure that the behind the scenes, diary type information was engaging… and I don’t know if the challenge is shocking/gripping enough.
POSSIBLY AWESOME (POTENTIALLY TERRIBLE) IDEA #3: “Rapid Webinars”
The Pitch: Kinda like webinars meets speed dating… one of the problems with webinars is that they can be too long and dull at times… so what if I did webinars with proven experts that were a max of 30 minutes long? A 60 sec timer for their intro, so they don’t go on about themselves for too long, and then a 2 min timer at the end for their soft pitch.
Additional info: All webinars would be live, all killer, no filler.
Possible flaws: I don’t know how interested the experts would be with this… 30 mins really isn’t a lot of time. But the time constraints could really make it an interesting experiment.
POSSIBLY AWESOME (POTENTIALLY TERRIBLE) IDEA #4: “MentorX”
The Pitch: I take one of my training products, and each month I partner with a different mentor, and follow the strategies, systems and methods that they advise. Each mentor gets a share of my profits, each gets to put their signature on my business… which mentor will I make the most money with? What lessons and secrets will I learn? What really goes on behind the scenes?
Additional info: I would of course document my progress with each mentor, perhaps with a daily video or blog post… all the lessons learned will be shared, all mistakes revealed, all numbers and profits shared too…
Possible flaws: I am well connected in the industry, but convincing proven experts to spend time with me each and every day for an entire month may be tricky… by offering a % of sales, they may come around, but I really don’t know. Also, everyone has different backend systems and tools, and so there may be technological challenges that arise with this.
So there we go, some of my latest weird ideas… what are your thoughts? Which are the best/worst, and why?
I really appreciate your input.
PS: If you have any ideas of your own, I would be open to hearing them… webinars are my focus, so I try where possible to build webinars into the idea…. but I am open to most things.