The 2019 (4th annual) Ultimate Business-Growth Mastermind for Cigar PEG High Rollers, Benefactors, Auctioned Celebrities, and Staff

Sold Out! The single remaining seat was auctioned at the summer Cigar PEG party in Denver…winner…Edith Lassiat.

This is a (closed) invitation-only elite speaker retreat for fifteen (15) Cigar Peg High Rollers, 2019 Benefactors, Auctioned Celebrities, and Staff. This event helps you to grow your business by taking time to “sharpen the axe” incorporating the help of other high-level speakers. Many advanced-speaker attendees have commented on the high-value accelerated business growth strategies they have received from masterminding with other more advanced speakers. If you register, lock the date on your calendar as this event will be more important to you than accepting a booking. Here, we will draw a line straight to the money. And, you’ll have some fun and build closer relationships with your peers in helping you to (with leads) find new and more profitable business.

There is an “event expense recovery” fee (non-refundable & non-transferable) for each attendee and it is compulsory to stay three nights at the event venue. Attendees will be responsible for their travel, lodging, and meals. Yes, please do bring your spouse or significant other.

Margaret Reynolds generated a 6 figure return from an idea she learned at the 2017 mastermind and Ray Leone stated in 2018, “You [Margaret] just gave me a $100,000 idea”. If Ray can come away with that much value…as long as he has been in the business and as much as he knows, YOU CAN TOO! 

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Mastermind days: December 4-6, 2019. We will be at the Margaritaville Resort (previously the Westin) in Key West. Tuesday (arrival) and Friday afternoon (departure). Three business-growth mastermind mornings (Wednesday-Friday) and three afternoons of R&R…we generally reconvene in the spa. Group lunch and dinner is not mandatory…but why wouldn’t you want to break bread with your colleagues?

Each attendee will have the opportunity to share their “growing the business” success secrets.

Learn from the greats like Ray Leone & David Newman:

If you want to attend and you are not already a Cigar PEG High Roller, Auctioned Celebrity, Staff Member, or 2019 Benefactor; you will need to join the Cigar PEG as a Benefactor ($600) and then register. Buy buttons are below:

High Rollers, Auctioned Celebrities, Staff & Benefactors

The max for this event is 15.

Members attending the 2019 Mastermind in Key West:
  1. Ed Rigsbee, moderator
  2. Margaret Reynolds (High Roller)
  3. David Newman (High Roller)
  4. Peter Stark (High Roller)
  5. Mike Staver (High Roller)
  6. Ford Saeks (High Roller)
  7. Dan Knight
  8. Annalisa Parent
  9. Joe Curcillo
  10. Lori Marcoux
  11. Mary Kelly
  12. Robert Bradford
  13. Michael Goldberg
  14. Chris Price
  15. Edith Lassiat
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Past Events


In 2016, David Newman Shared: the “webinar marketing formula” about how to put together and present a high converting sales webinar or lead generating webinar including:

– Webinar structure, flow, and key ingredients
– Webinar visuals that sell
– How to make the offer without being pushy, needy, or slimy
– What you must do before, during and after to make sure they sign up, show up, and pay up
– How to sell anything on a webinar including coaching, consulting, training, online courses, and even programs that you haven’t built yet
These are the same exact strategies, templates and formulas that I use daily to bring in over $500k of webinar-related sales per year.
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In 2016, Robert Bradford Shared: How Can I Re-engineer My Business Model to Use New Tech?

You have a working business, that’s a given.  The world changes, though – and that means you will need to tweak your approach to efficiently and effectively generate speaking business.
Robert will walk people through a tool he’s used to build and revitalize several very different speaking businesses, and give you a simple, but effective way to spot holes in your model and – hopefully – some unexplored opportunities for growth.  He also shared the most effective channels for building up new clientele with a minimal investment of time and money.

In 2016, Chris Price Shared: Boost Your Consulting Revenue with People Assessments

People & Culture expert Chris Price of Price Leadership Group — who is certified in a variety of tools from basic personality tests to professional-level psychometric evaluations.
If you are seeking additional solutions to build consulting and coaching packages that go beyond the speech, then People Assessments can be an effective and recurring revenue stream.
The group explored the spectrum of Assessment tools, what to look for, and what to avoid (like bad tools, and good tools applied poorly). Also covered, Package scenarios — where using individual and team assessments can provide a valuable addition to your speaking engagements, breakouts, and follow-up consulting services.
In 2016, Dawnna St Louis Shared: 6 Kick-A$$ Strategies of the Million-Dollar Entrepreneur


In this eye-opening program Dawnna shared the 12-Step system used to transform her own crazy kitchen table idea into a multi-million dollar powerhouse business. In this high-content mind-blowing session, participants discovered how to:

  • Leverage the Business DNA Blueprint that separates business wannabes from Breakout Businesses
  • Eradicate blindspots that are blindsiding your success
  • Know exactly what your customer wants, why they want it, and what makes them buy
  • What to do every single day to close more deals n the next 90 days
  • Close the deal – fast… by turning your commodity into an asset
In 2016, Dan Knight Shared: Easy Ways to Find and Develop Stories for Your Presentations

Stories have proven to be the most reliable way for you to transfer your information, knowledge and wisdom to your audiences. Stories tap into their imagination and emotions, and they increase the staying power of your message.

Dan covered:

  • Three prime sources to find stories
  • Six types of stories and how to use them
  • Simple and effective ways to frame your stories
  • Story Banks and how to use them
  • Other types of evidence to complement your presentations

Everyone walked away with tools and techniques immediately implementable.

In 2016, Margaret Reynolds Shared: How to find the pivot point that can take your business to the next level.


Every successful entrepreneur works on two very important parts of their business: 1) how to improve what they already do—content, bookings and operations and 2) how to grow your business to the next level. Most people think the former leads to the latter and often, that just isn’t so. The first takes the majority of our time and often yields incremental results; the second has the potential to be transformational and take your success to a whole new level.  As leaders of our own business we have a responsibility to do both. Covered:

  • What is a pivot point and how do you find it?
  • What are the most common mistakes that hold people and companies back?
  • What are the essential steps in pursuing successful and significant growth?
  • What should I do tomorrow?

These principles work for multi-billion companies and solo entrepreneurs and everything in between who are willing to embrace the future and work smart!