There are at least 3 reasons why you should NOT pay for Live Out Loud By Loral Langemeier. There are more but I’ll keep it simple and to the point. This will take a while and is my version of a product review. Although it is very biased, I will be honest and do my best to be fair and provide at least some sort of balance to what amounts to my personal experience and opinion.
After my review, I will make a more viable/reasonable recommendation.
Following are the top three reasons:
- You’ll have little if any direct contact with Loral
- You’ll be incessantly up-sold
- It’s over-priced–your time & money are better spent elsewhere
Continue reading and allow me to explain each of the above reasons and more.
First I’ll Give You The Back Story
Prior to about April, 2012 I had never heard of Loral Langemeier. At that time I lived in Sacramento County, CA. I was a teacher then and had recently learned that I would not be retained by my school district, which meant I would not have a job the following school year. I was 58 and married at the time.
I saw an ad for a free event in Sacramento under the heading LIVE OUT LOUD (Also known as LOL which is how I will refer to it from here forth) The ad talked about the concept and briefly explained some of Loral’s attributes, which were and are many. The date of the event was April 26, It was in the middle of the week. I think it was a Thursday. I took a personal day off work and attended the event.
I was very moved by the event and by Loral.
Like any “free” event, the real motivation is for the company sponsoring the event is to get people to purchase products and/or sign up for programs that cost money. Of course, special “event discounts” are used to as bait to get people to act now.
I expected that. True to form, that’s the way it was. Several people rushed to the back of the room to take advantage of the discounts being offered.
I decided before I went that I would not sign up for anything or spend any money. I promised my wife that I wouldn’t.
Still, as a result of that event, I began to research her. I learned she had written several books, had been on the Dr. Phil show, and was (I assume still is) touted as the millionaire maker. Furthermore, having attended the event, the personal story she told about her background, how she got started in business, and her seemingly very engaging personality, I was very interested in her and LOL.
However, one thing that puzzled me at the time was the fact that the event that was to be, I believe it was four hours, was actually only about half of that as it pertained to Loral and LOL. The remaining time was devoted to another speaker whom I had never heard of, knew nothing about, and whom I had no interest in listening to.
I left the event shortly after the second speaker began speaking.
I later learned that’s how all her free events were and probably still are conducted. She is the one who is advertised but she is only the first presenter. There’s always at least one more.
In any case, having seen her and becoming very interested, I began reading as much as I could learn about her. I bought, or checked out at the library, books she had authored and books she talked about.
For example, to name a few:
- Millionaire Maker
- Rich Dad Poor Dad
- Think And Grow Rich
- The Secret
Furthermore, I became almost obsessed with the concept of becoming a millionaire. I was pretty much convinced my days as a teacher were over. I was bound and determined to become independently wealthy. I decided Loral would be my mentor.
I can’t believe I’m saying this publicly.
It wasn’t long after that event that the phone calls began. I understand that nothing in life is completely free. I can’t say I didn’t expect some follow-up. In fact, I was somewhat receptive to it at the time, which is odd, considering I’m not one to be receptive to phone solicitation.
The calls almost always began with something to the effect of, “Loral asked me to give you a call…”, or “Loral asked me to reach out to you…”, or “Loral has personally requested that I speak to you about…”
These calls became a regular occurence. I would receive two or three of them a month, maybe more.
After a few calls, I would not listen to what the caller had to say. I’d simply say something to the effect of “I’m not interested now” and I’d hang up the phone.
However, I was still intrigued by Loral. I learned of other “free” events. I registered for at least four others and attended them.
By the fourth event, which was in San Jose, CA in January, 2013, Loral recognized me as someone who’d attended previous events and actually called me out by name, trying to get me to sign up for one of her programs.
I wouldn’t bite. I decided I wasn’t ready to spend thousand$ of dollar$. I would use the free information I’d received and go for it.
Meanwhile, the phone calls continued and continue to this day.
Then one day near the end of October, 2014, I received yet another of Loral’s personal invitation calls. I listened. I had recently learned of her “100K Challenge” program and was interested in it because it was billed as guaranteed. It offered a money-back guarantee if the participant did not earn at least $100,000 after a year in the program.
I asked lots of questions and was on the phone with salesperson for somewhere between 2-3 hours. In fact, I was transferred to whom who I now realize was a closer. I was extremely specific about what I wanted to do and what my aspirations were (and are to this day). I wanted to start an online business.
I was assured that I was in the right place and that all my wishes and desires would be fulfilled. They even agreed to “throw in for free” the internet marketing course that normally costs $2,500 if I signed up the “100K Challenge” program that cost $7,500 at that time.
One of the key points I repeatedly asked about was how much personal attention and time would I be allowed with Loral. I was told there would be some, although that was never clearly defined.
I didn’t have the money but I had a credit card with $8,000 of available credit.
I took a deep breath and signed up.
You’ll Have Little, If Any Direct Contact With Loral
Upon sign up, I was fired up and ready to go. It was four days before I heard from anyone at LOL. He said he was the director of the 100K Challenge program.
There is a three-day right of refusal clause in the contract that would have allowed me to receive a full refund within three days of signing up. I can only wonder if I was called on the fourth day because of that clause. Perhaps I’ll never know.
Almost immediately, I’m pretty sure it was the day after signining up, I wrote a very long and detailed e mail to Loral. I expressed my excitement about being part of the program, what I hoped to accomplish, and how I looked forward to working with her.
On a few separate occasions after that I wrote other e mails to Loral. I tried on at least two occasions to call on the phone. On at least two occasions, I sent letters via US mail in addition to the e mails I sent.
As I write this, I have never once received any response from her. What I would receive via e mail was an automated response that said something to the effect that LOL is a team and someone from the team would be happy to assist me. Contact information, including the phone number was provided about how to reach LOL.
Meanwhile, a few days after signing up, I learned of another “free event” in San Diego, CA where Loral would be speaking. By then I was living and still do live in Southern CA, about a 90 minute drive from San Diego.
I eagerly attended the event, hoping to get some time with Loral.
I did get a moment with her. I introduced myself and told her I’d signed up a few days prior and asked if she recognized me from previous events. She said she did. I asked her what I could do to make $10,000 per month through the program. Her answer was that I could do it in education, which as I mentioned was my background. The conversation took no more than a minute or two.
She said she was about to go on stage and speak. She said we could talk after the event.
As usual, she spoke for about somewhere between 90 minutes and two hours.
There was a short break and the second half of the event was devoted to someone else I wasn’t interested in, and whom I’ve never heard of.
Loral was long gone! I asked several people where I might find her. No one seemed to know.
That was the one and only time I ever had any direct contact with her.
This is a sample of why I say you’ll have little if any direct contact with Loral.
To be fair, she did and probably still does do webinars and allows people to ask her questions. I attended some of those. It was far from one on one interaction.
I had been assigned a coach to work with–a part of the team.
Any and all attempts to contact Loral directly, I was always referred to “someone on the team” or my coach.
My relationship with my coach was strained at best and deteriorated to the point where she refused to work with me and canceled my remaining sessions with her after being in the program about eight months. I was told I played the victim and that she’d never worked anyone as difficult as me to deal with.
I don’t deny that I can be difficult to work with. I told the salespeople when I signed up that I’d be hard to deal with and that I expected LOL to deliver what they said they’d deliver.
Playing the victim? I don’t think so! I wanted what I was promised I’d receive and what I believed I paid for. All I ever got in response was that I needed to “hang in there” and give it time.
The program provided for a total of eight, 30-minute, phone calls with my coach over the course of a year. That’s it! I don’t know about anyone else, but that doesn’t seem to qualify as much of a coaching program.
To the credit of LOL, they tried to appease me by giving me “extra” coaching time with the director and another coach.
On the other hand, at one point my coach told me she was going to refer me to another coach who specialized in online marketing for a special meeting. I was told the other coach would contact me to set up a time. That never happened.
I pleaded with Loral via e mai for her help. I got nothing, not even a response from her.
I now realize, or at least believe I realize that the entire program is made up of a cluster of affiliates and/or independent contractors. There are some employees of LOL, although I cannot say how many. However, the coaches, the director, the internet marketing program, the sales people, and just about everyone is somehow connected to LOL as an affiliate or independent contractor, not as an employee.
I have nothing against affiliates or independent contractors. In fact, affiliate marketing is a key interest of mine and was the main reason I signed up with LOL.
The problem I have with the organization is that the way it’s all set up appears to be somewhat of a pyramid or multi-level marketing scheme, although I stop short of calling it a scam.
I don’t think anyone is out to cheat me or anyone else. I believe there are many fine people connected to and with the organization who are sincerely interested in trying to help.
However, the program I signed up for was advertised and billed as something that would focus on my strengths and personality, that would help me identify and begin a business that suited to me. That was one of, if not the main factor that convinced me to sign up.
What I got was anything but what I just described. It was, and may still be a canned program that everyone who signs up follows. Within that, enrollees are encouraged to put their own spin on things etc. It is not a tailored program in any sense of the word or even in any stretch of the imagination.
Furthermore, for me to think I’d get ANY personal attention or even a response from Loral was nothing short of a joke!
As I’ve said and will continue to say to anyone who will listen, you will have little, if any direct contact with Loral.
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