ATLANTA - The Atlanta Forum, billed as the sister show to The Phoenix Forum, successfully ended its inaugural run Saturday after days of informative seminars, multiple networking opportunities and killer parties.
Taking a different approach with show seminars, organizers of The Atlanta Forum opted to bring in an outside company to present professional information sessions. Representatives from Fred Pryor Seminars oversaw sessions for owners/managers and salespeople/webmasters. The format was a departure from most shows, where industry veterans moderate and sit on the panels.
Armed with workbooks, PowerPoint presentations and information on how to be a leader as opposed to a manager, how to discipline employees, how to get organized fast and how to become a guerilla salesperson, the seminars took up most of the early portions of each day, leaving the afternoons open for mingling and social gatherings.
Pool parties were sponsored by host company National Net on Thursday, by 12ClicksCash on Friday and BOSBucks on Saturday complete with open bars and plenty of beautiful girls making the rounds.
And keeping with Southern tradition, there were plenty of chances to gather and meet over some good home-style food, including entrees such as meatloaf and fried chicken during the free lunches Friday and Saturday, or late-night eggs, waffles and hash browns at The Waffle House.
The Porn Poker Tour - sponsored by CamZ, NetBilling, DatingGold, Too Much Media, Pay Saint and Orbital Pay - made an appearance, with more five tables' worth of players and nine money winners each night.
National Net sponsored the closing night party, busing attendees to Atlanta hot spot Opera, a midtown club, where the drink flowed and partygoers got their groove on.