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MORNING MUG

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We would not be Edison Nation without YOU, our innovator community! 

Over the years we have gotten to know so many of you and with the vision to create an even stronger community and increased engagement with our Edison Nation members, we are excited to introduce Morning Mug with Scott & Aimee!

This will be an opportunity to sit down (virtually) with your morning mug and chat with EN team members Scott & AImee. We are excited for yet another way we are able to connect with our amazing innovators!

Interested in joining us?  All you have to do is comment below and let us know! 

We will be having one person join us next week for a one-on-one/two :) Morning coffee & Chat!

Please be sure your contact information is up-to-date on your member profile so we can reach out to you.  This will be reoccurring monthly so we hope you take the opportunity to engage with us in "morning mug"!

Scott & Aimee

Thearesa Coursey
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Interesting concept.  I'm interested.  So how does that work?  How do you limit the interaction to be one-on-one(two) without others joining the conversation?

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Please count me in TY!

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Sounds cool, please put my hat in the ring!

Derrick James
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We are excited about this also! 

This will be a private zoom call that will be just between the EN Team and the person joining us. We want to ensure our innovator's privacy but have no problem if the person decides to share some of the conversation highlights. We're in this to connect and have some fun with our great EN community!

Name will be picked at random and right now just once/month but we'll see how it goes!  

Judy Mason
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Interesting idea.

I assume that the intent is to have a pleasant casual chit-chat concerning member's ability to increase their probability of being chosen by a sponsor. And not an opportunity for someone to start complaining that they have submitted fifty million ideas and have never made it past stage four

 The former I would gladly follow but the latter, not so much.

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Thanks for the follow-up Aimee.  Sounds like a great opportunity.  Look forward to seeing how the community responds to this.

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Well williamj, if no whining is allowed, just what am I supposed to talk about the whole time????   LOLOLOLOL :O.  Just kidding.  If I get chosen, I'll think of something to talk about to make it a lively discussion.  I'm sure whoever gets it will enjoy it and make the most of if.

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Derek, you got my vote.

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Sounds great and something to bring a smile to one’s mug!

Derrick James
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Sounds interesting. Aimee- Might you guys consider allowing the "INSIDERS" to view the "interview" either delayed or live? Just my opinion.. there are so many members, the chances of being selected randomly seems slim. At least by sharing the interview more people can benefit from the concept. But, of course if it's just the one person, I will still be in and hope i'm lucky enough to be randomly chosen (just not as exciting IMHO).

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I think it would be fun to chat with you both. Please put my name in the hat. Thank you!

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Hello Edison Nation  it would be an honor  a great honor  to be part of your  one on one  conversation  with an Insider  it is exciting  to hear people talking about inventing and  creating  new products thank you for the invite .Aimee there are so many questions  I would love to ask you thank you for your time  have a blessed day!!!

Derrick James
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Yes! How fun and a great idea! 

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I hope whomever was chosen for this week had or will have a great discussion with Aimee and Scott.

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Not sure when selection for video call will be or if winner has already been notified..... hopefully winner will share the good news! 

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According to the text in the announcement, it was supposed to be this week:

"We will be having one person join us next week for a one-on-one/two :) Morning coffee & Chat!"

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SO.. I was the LUCKY person to win the FIRST Morning Mug session. Must say, I was pleasantly surprised! The chat was very cool and informal (sorta like you’d expect for a coffee chat – right?). It lasted about 30 minutes and the topics ran the gamut. I was able to bring up any subject and ask whatever I wanted. It was GREAT being able to chat with Aimee & Scott in such an informal setting. Even made a couple suggestions for EN that they seemed open to which I think the EN community would like if implemented. The time went pretty fast and it was a lotta fun. Want to thank Aimee & Scott and EN in general for the unique opportunity. Best of luck to the next LUCKY person. Happy Inventing!

Thearesa Coursey
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Thanks for sharing KJ.  Glad you enjoyed the experience.

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We had a blast hanging out with KJ at our first Morning Mug!  This is something we certainly hope everyone tries to participate in.  KJ had some great ideas and Scott & I enjoyed a "brainstorming " session with him as well!

We'll be sharing a few clips soon, so stay tuned to check them out and let's start now gathering names for anyone interested in July's Morning Mug! We don't have the date scheduled yet but it will most likely be July 15 or 22.

Put your name in the "hat" below!  

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Fourth!

David
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Great stuff.  I'm putting my name in the hat.  Hopefully it's not July 22, as I will be unavailable that day.

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Name in Hat

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Neato, this is super cool! Scott's a smart guy. I remember meeting him in Atlanta.

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Let's do this! Next Morning Mug is happening July 15th! 

We have a couple names in the hat already, comment below if you're interested in a personal chat and some Q&A with some of the Edison Nation Team!

Here's a sneak peek at some time spent with Ken :)   Morning Mug

Jacob Downey
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I just finished an amazing meeting with Aimee & Scott! They're very intelligent & gave me some great feedback on my ideas. Thank you both for the inpsiration! #MorningMug #InventionChat #22GP #BandageOpener

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Glad it was a positive experience for you Jacob.  Hopefully, their feedback helps you craft a G8 submission.

Looks like the morning mug idea is going well.

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This was fun!  We had a great time talking with Jacob and it is so inspiring to hear the stories behind our amazing community members.

Thank you Jacob for your time this morning!  

We would love to meet you at our next Morning Mug in August!  Just comment to let us know you're interested in the opportunity to chat - it's that easy!

Keep inventing!

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Sign me up.

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Congrats Jacob! Great experience!

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Thanks Derrick & K J! 

It was a very inspirational discussion.

If you're reading this, sign up to chat! 

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great idea!

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Sign me up too.. 

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Hello Everyone!

We are getting geared up for our next Morning Mug that will be happening on Wednesday, August 19th - These have been fun!  

Here's a short clip from last month with Jacob... https://youtu.be/i8gPMn0VARw

If you haven't yet thrown your name in, please do so by 12 pm EST, Monday, August 17th. 

Hoping everyone is well & stay safe!

Aimee

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Unfortunately I have to take my name out of the running for this one because I will be not be available that day.  So I wish whomever wins it an enjoyable call.

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Hope whomever had the call this morning had a great conversation.

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Hey Derrick, it was me! 

Our chat was super fun and highly encouraging. Going into the meeting felt a little awkward for me , but Scott and Aimee's informal approach made it an easy and enjoyable conversation. I would recommend entering the drawing for those who have not signed up.

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Cool Rodney!!  Congratulations.  I look forward to seeing an excerpt from your interview.  Glad you found it enjoyable and highly encouraging.

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Wow Rodney! That is Awesome that you got to chat with Aimee and Scott....very COOL.:)

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Congrats Rodney! I know it was an awesome experience.

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A SPECIAL GUEST for September!!  

Here is your chance for a sit down conversation with Chris Ferguson, our Edison Nation CEO! 

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Chris will be our special guest September 16th! Comment below if you are interested in being considered for this exclusive one-on-two chat. We will pick one name, Sept. 14th! 

Here's a small peek from our last MM with EN member, Rod! ➡️https://bit.ly/2YVYzYz

We had a lot of fun and learned we are all from NY!

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Wow, I'm starting to sound like a broken record.....I'd love to throw my hat in the ring, but once again, I am unavailable that day.  Maybe October will work out for me.  Have fun with it whomever is selected.

I enjoyed hearing the excerpt from your conversation with EN Rodney.

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Is it always the third Wednesday of the month in the morning?  If so, then I'm going to start blocking that time off.

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Hi Derrick,

We're trying to be consistent due to schedules so that is what we are aiming for but that's not to say that it would never be on a different day. This next one is around Chris' schedule. 

And yes, would be fun to connect with you one of these mornings!

Jacob Downey
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Morning Mug with your chance for Q&A and to talk exclusively with Edison Nation, CEO, Chris Ferguson and Scott Dromms, Edison Nation's Vice President of Intellectual Property and Licensing is next week, September 16th!

Simply comment below you're interested!  We'll choose one person on Monday for the this exclusive Morning Mug opportunity - it should be a lot of fun with some great insight included!

Jacob Downey
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