1. If we host a workshop or seminar in Las Vegas, under what conditions, if any, would you choose to attend?
I would consider attending if the workshop was scheduled well in advance, at a less busy time (ie, not when the CES show is on!).
2. On a scale of 1-5, how appealing is this idea to you (1 = I’d never go, 5 = I wouldn’t miss it for the world)?
Can't commit to a ranking until I know the topic. However, I'd probably give you a 3 just for the brown rice demo!
3. What personal development topics are of greatest interest to you? What would you want to learn?
I would really love to explore the "discover your purpose" topics that you've discussed.
4. In what area(s) of life are you struggling the most (finances, relationships, health, career, etc)?
Relationships (and being controlling) are a big one for me. Career is another one - hence my interest in finding a purpose.
5. If you could make only one specific improvement in your life by attending such a workshop, what would it be?
I would like to walk away from such a workshop feeling like I know where I fit in the world and what I can do to contribute.
6. What is your preferred learning style? Do you prefer highly interactive, experiential workshops with lots of activities? Or do you prefer more lecture and/or PowerPoint presentation, packing in as much raw content as possible? Or do you enjoying mixing it up?
I think a combo is important in a long-format situation. It's exhausting to interact all the time, but gets boring to listen to lectures for 3 days. A ratio of around 60% interactive vs. 40% lecture works well for me.
7. How significant a role does pricing play in your decision? Does $300 for a 3-day workshop seem reasonable to you? (That price is near the low-end of typical pricing for a 3-day personal development workshop.)
$300 seems pretty cheap to me! For me, the price points would depend on how much personal attention I'm going to get. Obviously, I would be happy to pay 3 times that much to attend a small gathering. If you're going to stuff me into a huge conference hall with 1200 people at a keynote - not so much
8. Do you prefer big seminars with hundreds of attendees or a more intimate setting with a few dozen at most?
For intense learning, I find smaller sessions work well. You could go with the huge keynote/small breakout combo, but that might be tough to pull off if only you and Erin are going to be doing everything!
As a bonus, I would love it if Steve taught a poker playing session. I have a feeling that with your powers of logic, you really know your way around a table!