I would say yes,
this information hasnt just been developed. maybe a tip here or a tip there but Im sure the concept is nothing completely new.
They are simply re- branding the same old information that has been taught before, under a highly recognized name/brand Trump...
Just my opinion from all my experiences from looking at so many different programs and opportunities. ( without having specifics about that particular one). they have organized all of the information for you. and the time you take gathering it all yourself has value doesn`t it?
Personaly I would reccommend purchasing about 5 books by different authors for about 20 bucks a piece and you`ll have most of the information that they are going to tell you.
Take Purchasing stocks. there are a million and one people out there that will tell you they have all the answers just pay them and they will take care of you,
Buy low and sell high, or sell high and buy low is really the only two ways to make money (yes there are different vehicles out there to do this but the techniqe is the same), and unless somebody has insider information they can only guess by different indicators what the investment will do,
FYI, increased volume on a stock means there are many people who feel they know something that is going to happen to make the stock go up and believe it or not it ussually does.. Why because the stock market is all based on supply and demand and if more people are purchasing and selling, the stock price is going to go up.
stock options are the same way , people love leveraging their money so if there is a high premium for the options ussually from added demand, more people are purchasing ( and more contracts are outstanding). they feel they know something.
Back to the point , there are basic principles that can easily be learned without having to spend a fortune. Don`t pay for the name.
Like Daves seminair for 5K I`m willing to bet all that information is readily available for much less , if not almost totally free. if you have the time to gather the information.
First of all, let me say that I like Trump. His Apprentice show is one of my favorites along with American Idol. But, $1500 seems a little high for a seminar. I believe that you could find out the same information by reading several business books that you can pick up at the library free.
I agree with ideasandinnovations that you can buy books also and find out what you want.
However, Trump must be doing something right. He is a billionaire, and I bought his book.
Trump is a brand name. people are purchasing his products and services because of the name ,
I liked the apprentice also, but lost a great deal of respect for him when he fired that lawyer on one of the first shows, two seasons ago i think it was. because he had an exemption for the board room and fired him for no other reason than accepting going into the board room without having to, . at that point in time he looked like the best person on the team. I stoped watching the show because he really isnt looking for the best candidate , he is just looking for publicity and money which was a little different than the image he conveyed when he first started the show.
If you offered the exact same info or products under Joe Smith, most people wouldn`t give it a second look,
"Branding" Baby, its very, very important ( my message for this post)
The hard part about being in a position like Trump is that there is always someone smarter than you around the corner. If you reveal all your secrets, someone can do what you do better and push you out of the market.
The best Trump book is the Art of the Deal, where he explains how he rose to success. Buy it. The basic concept is think big because most people don`t.
If you want a backgound in real esate go to the seminar. If you want to become a billionaire like Trump, go to a construction site and work with a mentor in the property development industry. Trumps real apprentices are his children. They grew up going to construction sites, visiting him at the office and attending meetings with major players, or work for a company that purchases property already developed and learn from within.
People tend to go to seminars for networking. If they learn something new its a bonus, think about it how much information can they go into in just 2 days. A first aid class takes longer then that. The seminar gets your fire started but you must continue learning in other ways.
I think there is more than one thing to consider with a seminar investment.
1. How much time do you have to learn what is being offered? If you take the time to read this book, will you really learn it? If getting involved in 2 day seminar would help you learn it faster, and be able to make $$ faster, wouldn`t that be of value?
2. What do you plan on doing with the information? Are you planning to start a new career right away? Or is just something fun to learn?
3. What would you lose by learning it the "cheap" way? In other words, contacts with other people, support systems to ask questions and get help, etc.
4. What would have to happen to get the return on investment? Sell one house? Put one new idea into action?
What I`ve learned the hard way is that truly successful (think millionaires) people don`t make decision on cost alone - they decide what they need to do to get the return. And how likely is that to happen.
I just spent $1997 for a 3 day conference where I know I will get pitched by every speaker there. I`m not going too learn as much as rub shoulders with very powerful movers and shakers in my industry who help me thinker bigger about my products, my "positioning" and my vision for the future.
Wishing you much success!