This is sort of a follow-up to a comment that Chris Chugart made concerning a possible NHB video; i.e. that it wasn’t going to happen because most strength coaches, etc. are trying to safeguard the information they have and absolutely forbid anyone taping their sessions. While I understand this position, I wonder if those coaches have really run the numbers and thought this through? Let’s take Charles Poliquin as an example. Seems to me that if he gets, say, $350 for a seminar, and if somewhere around 30 people show up, that yields a little over $10,000 (minus whatever overhead he has to pay). Not bad for a day’s work, and of course he can do this as many times as the market will support.
But let’s look at the downsides. First and most obviously, not a whole lot of people have that kind of money to spend on a seminar, to say nothing of the costs involved in getting there, taking time off work, scheduling problems, etc. Second, the information is going to come out anyway. On this board there have been threads discussing this or that routine that someone heard CP mention in a seminar. So the info doesn’t stay secret no matter what kind of restrictions are put on it. (Info is like that.)
So why NOT do a video? I’d pay $50 for a CP Strength and Mass tape, and I’ll bet that there are at least 10,000 others who would as well. That’s 500K right there - over a month of seminar work. And the thing is, people who would spend the time and money to get up close and personal with CP in the first place would probably still go. After all, no tape is going to substitute for the real thing, and God knows CP has enough info in his head to give people something extra if they attend.
What do the rest of you think? (And just out of curiosity, how many of you who went to NHB to see Ian King already had his tape/book/etc.?)