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Re: AWAI COPYWRITER MONICA DAY SUFFERS COLLATERAL DAMAGE
Posted By: JimG In Response To: AWAI COPYWRITER MONICA DAY SUFFERS COLLATERAL DAMAGE (Tim)
Date: Friday, October 31, 2008, at 8:25 a.m.(pst)
In Response To: AWAI COPYWRITER MONICA DAY SUFFERS COLLATERAL DAMAGE (Tim)
Just "stumbled" into this post, Tim, and must say you make an excellent point when you say, in your response to Monica:
"it’s all completely unsubstantiated. No proof… period. Doesn’t AWAI’s copywriting course stress the need for proof?"
You also told Monica:
"Of course you don’t agree with anything posted here because you are a
beneficiary of this scam."
To further help others on this forum, Tim, what proof can you offer that the program is a scam?
Thanks for your help.
>> AWAI Copywriter Monica Day Suffers Collateral Damage
>> Wow Monica, you are some kind of super persuasive writer. Who taught
>> you how to do that? But I’m confused. What the heck were you trying to say
>> in your post?
>> Of course you don’t agree with anything posted here because you are a
>> beneficiary of this scam.
>> By the way, for everyone else, the story goes that Monica attended one
>> of the AWAI bootcamps and somehow ended up sitting next to Mark Ford (aka
>> Michael Masterson). Then she spilled her guts out to him saying a new
>> career in copywriting was her last resort (or words to the effect).
>> Her desperation, accompanied with her always plunging neckline must
>> have triggered something with Ford and next thing you know, with no
>> talent, no background and no experience, Monica spent a year writing
>> promotions for ETR (another of Ford’s rip-off businesses located in the
>> same building as AWAI)
>> Last I heard she was writing for one of Agora’s divisions, The
>> Sovereign Society, another sleaze company with Ford’s hands all over it.
>> (Can anyone say “disgraced pedophile former U.S. Representative investment
>> Anyway, for a real laugh, this is the headline used for the 2007 AWAI
>> copywriting bootcamp going on this month in Delray Beach Florida.
>> “I attended my first AWAI Bootcamp in 2002 and within 3 months earned
>> over $17,000 from copywriting assignments! I haven’t missed one since, and
>> every single time I come home, my income in the following months doubles
>> as a direct result of the contacts I meet, the new writing tips and
>> techniques I learn, and the surge in my energy and motivation. I am well
>> into six figures by now — and I know I still have lots of room to grow and
>> learn. But if you ask me what one business-building activity worked the
>> best for me, I would tell you, hands-down, it was attending my first AWAI
>> Bootcamp... and each one thereafter.”
>> — Monica Day, Freelance Copywriter
>> First time I read this, I almost died laughing. Not only is it stupid
>> drivel, it’s incredibly poorly written. And the truth is, it’s all
>> completely unsubstantiated. No proof… period. Doesn’t AWAI’s copywriting
>> course stress the need for proof?
>> So according to Monica, we are expected believe, out of the clear blue
>> sky, all this work just fell into your lap. A million copywriters running
>> around scrambling for work, and $17,000 just gravitated to her simply by
>> attending the dumb bootcamp. Even worst, the implication is that this is
>> common and that by attending the over priced bootcamp, you can expect to
>> find yourself experiencing the same good fortune.
>> Plus, her ”income doubles” in the months following the
>> bootcamps…”every single time”? Kinda crosses the line from unsubstantiated
>> to a lie, wouldn’t you say?
>> But that’s what AWAI and Mark Ford (aka Michael Masterson) do. They
>> take isolated, one-of-a-kind circumstances, or manufactured situations,
>> and write them up so they can screw good people out of their money.
>> And you accuse this board of “half-truths”?
>> Monica, sweetie, I’ve read plenty of your copy. You’re nothing
>> special… boring, unimaginative and often, semi-incoherent…and that’s being
>> You’re just a little footnote here… suffering a little collateral
>> damage. That’s all.
>> Anyone else want to take a stab at it?
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