Here are real and unsolicited reviews of the Mega Workshop taken from the Melbourne Lair dating forum.
I took the Mega Workshop a couple of months ago now. When I started I had been involved in pick up for a few months and was slowly improving. I was getting the odd number, but never of girls that I was that attracted to. Hadn’t been on a date or had sex once since I joined the community. By the end of the Mega I had got many more numbers, some of very hot girls, been on multiple dates and slept with 3 women.
This workshop surpassed my expectations on all counts. If someone told me 3 months ago that I would be having the success I am now, I would never had believed them. I think what makes the Mega so good is it combines one on one coaching from a guy who really knows his stuff with enough time for the things he teaches you to really sink in a become internalised. Its like he will tell you something and you will understand and try and implement it, but then a week later you kind of loose focus on what it was he told you, or have more questions about it. He discusses it with you again. It makes sense again and you go out and try implement it. Over the course of a few weeks something clicks into place and you really GET what he is trying to teach you. This is the sort of thing that I imagine could take months or even years if you were trying to find stuff out on your own, or though friends/internet forums.
The length of the workshop is very beneficial in another way: it allows you to go though many many interactions with women, all the while having the full support of an pu expert at your fingertips. I would send Chris texts I received from girls and ask what he though of them all the time. I would call him up after a date and ask why didn’t she want to come back to mine when she was clearly interested, stuff like that. Over time, hearing his thoughts on all these different situations, I began to get a good feel for why stuff would happen and the best way to respond to it, simply because of the sheer volume of interactions I was experiencing and, therefore, advice I was receiving.
Chris is also a really friendly, positive, fun guy to be around and this definitely rubs off on other people. I myself an generally very positive, but still get down about stuff occasionally. He has a wonderful ability to keep you feeling good about how you are progressing and stopping you from wallowing in useless, negativity, which will only stall your progress. Again, 6 weeks of this kind of attitude will stay with you and, I believe, be hugely beneficial for every aspect of your life in the future.
One big thing I took from the workshop, which I wasn’t really expecting, was that Chris made me realise that actually there are quite a lot of things that I am already good at. He instilled in me a confidence in my own abilities that I had never really had before. I was expecting it to be more him telling me what I needed to do to improve myself, but the first few weeks were largely him making me realise that I already have a lot to offer women. Perhaps this doesn’t sound that exciting, but it really was huge for me.
So I suppose I could sum the Mega Workshop up like this. Chris started by getting me to realise what I already had to offer. This resulted in big confidence boost and rapid improvement in my game. After that initial jump, it became more about addressing the things I was not so good at. This resulted in slower, but still very definite improvement. Now I feel I am at a point where I know what I am good at and I know what I need to work on.
I’ve tried to think of anything I wasn’t completely happy with, but there really isn’t much. One thing I thought about during the workshop was that when we were doing night game workshops I wanted him to push me a bit more to approach. But then I don’t know if that would have actually been a good idea. Firstly, because you need to learn to approach because you are making yourself do it rather than because someone else is pushing you. But perhaps the main reason is that when in field with Chris everything feels so normal and natural, just like a standard night out with a mate, except you are a little bit nervous. I found this to be great because as I think being in this relaxed state really helped with my interactions with women. If he was pushing me to approach all the time I think it would change the vibe and detract from the whole experience. The only other thing was that sometimes on day game sessions there wouldn’t be many hot women to approach. However, this wasn’t Chris’ fault and on the couple of occasions when it was really bad, we just gave up and rescheduled the session for a different day.
All in all, this workshop is truly fantastic. I really cant see how it could be improved. Chris has a very healthy, simple, natural approach to game which works and he know exactly how to teach it to other people (I know a few of the other guys doing it and they have all had similar experience to me). Receiving this high quality of coaching for 6 solid weeks really results in lasting change and a wealth of first hand experience of meeting women to draw from.
I took the manic workshop last November followed by his the ramp down workshop and it came to an end last week. I cant measure how much it has improved not only my game, but also me as a person, the positive thinking and the courage to face my fears and embrace my feelings. He’s not only a professional awesome coach, but a great friend. A real man. It was totally worth it for its price, the stuff that you get out of is priceless! I would definitely recommend him to those who are new or those who are lost to do it
I remembered at the start when we had to worked on my ability to talk to girls. I have no problem when he tells me to go talk to certain girl. But I had problems with my conversations. I was quite shy and didn’t have much confidence in myself. I would always over think and try to make the conversation interesting and try to be interesting. Of course, in reality being yourself is all that’s needed, but you know how the heck can you “be yourself” when you have the world spinning around in your head lol.
At the start as soon as I start talking to girls, I wanna bail. I knew I was doing it, but I could not stand the pressure and the awkwardness, of course nothing bad actually happened, it was all just in my head. So he told me to talk to girls and to stay in there for as long as possible. I felt horrified but it sure does feel great after I started to get the conversation going. One thing with Chris is he doesn’t put pressure on you to do stuff, so that everything that you were told to do, you actually chose to do them yourself and i think it’s quite important because i reckon your mind actually remembers that you’ve made these choices and the outcome was rewarding, so next time he’s not around, you’ll do what you gotta do.
I remember when we first went out at night, he told me to talk to a girl who was with her friend, obviously they were both alot older than me. He joined in after I started chat with them for a bit. I was nervous as hell as it was actually the first time I talk to a girl at night, I went back to the habit of wanting to get out when I ran out of things to say. But he kept talking to that friend of the girl, so I could not leave but had to keep talking loll. It was awkward, it was intense, it was funny but it sure was a huge jump for me and my ability to hold a conversation.
Through the workshop, I got my first number, got on my first date, got my first kiss, my first sex. I literally has close to none female friends before this, all these happened during the workshop. He teaches you everything you need to know about the dating world, some of the stuff are slightly more advanced for me at the time, but when you go back and think about what he said, they are so true and helpful. Like he was telling me about dates when I was still learning about approaching. He really cares for his clients and is very honest towards them. And also the way that he teaches enables you to be who you are while doing things that you’re not comfortable at first doing. He also respects girls, guys and boyfriends lol. One thing to keep in mind, everyone is different, we learn in different pace and most important of all, you don’t just learn get good overnight, it takes practice and many failures attempts before any success.
Not just girls, he impacts me in many ways. Changes me into a happier and stronger person.. I am more motivated to achieve my goals and peruse my dreams, knowing what I want for myself. Also life is about balance, it’s not just about girls, it’s about your passion, your work, your study, your friends and family. Don’t be an idiot and just live by the girls.
All in all I have learnt soooo much from him, even $5000 is not enough for his mastery. Thanks chris!
I’ve done Manic’s workshop beginning of this year, after already having coaching experience for 3 years. I had just broken up with my girlfriend and felt I might slip into depression (a unwelcome tendency of mine after long relationships end). So I wanted someone to push me. Yeah, I know an ex coach. So what. We all have our slumps and that one was mine.
Aaannyway. I got so much more than what I thought. Workshop is the shits. Manic is awesome, super friendly and very knowledgeable… And he got his knowledge from pounding pavements and chatting to girls, a lot. I learnt a fuckton and he helped me uncover some sticking points I never thought I had. Very deep stuff.
Now I’ve coached myself and have seen a lot of other coaches, including famous and international ones. Manic is the best I’ve got to witness, and yes, I count myself in that list. His coaching is fucking A-level. And I can attest to his availability via phone/text to his students. Absolutely true. And again, I know this isn’t an easy thing to do (I never offered it because it would be a huge hassle for me!). Manic treated it with grace and always took the time to give long and detailed answers.
I’d give him top marks on all categories, and this money back guarantee is an easy ‘get off the fucking fence’ nudge. Get on it if you’re interested in some serious improvement.
“Never begrudge the money you spend on your own education.” — Jim Rhone
Manic Mega Workshop Review
I remember vividly meeting Manic for the pre-workshop review. We discussed where I was at in my dating life and – more than that – my life in general. My answers to his questions didn’t paint a flattering picture – I didn’t consider myself very attractive at all, but it was when asked about my job all the negativity came flooding out. I’m an ambitious person, and I’ve been stuck in a place with zero prospects for advancement or development for far too long. I hated myself for being there. And honestly, I couldn’t see that changing any time soon – interviews were getting few and far between.
A lot has changed since then…
My Decision to do this course
The concept of ‘value’ is a problematic one in the new but growing industry of dating coaches. There’s no standard here, no set of qualifications necessary, no regulation, and because the subject is such an emotional one, the fees involved can be quite extraordinary.
I treat the money I earn with respect, and I don’t tend to throw it around much. The thought of spending thousands of dollars on a course that may or may not help my dating life made me pretty nervous. But I knew as soon as Manic posted his advertisement for his Mega Workshop – and I mean the very second – that I’d be doing it.
So what swayed me?
the cost for his 6 week course is comparable to (or significantly less than) what other companies may charge for a weekend bootcamp.
the course was exactly what I wanted – pretty much all in field. Like with any discipline, the ONLY way to improve is to practise, practise, practise. There is absolutely no substitute for approaching women out of the blue.
the course is one-on-one. Like everybody, I have individual strengths and weaknesses and group classes can’t address these.
The course was with Manic. Manic’s reputation precedes him. He is one of the most highly respected people on this Lair, with good reason.
What this Workshop entails
When I did the course, the format was 6 weeks of 2 in-field sessions (day/evening/night) and 1 theory session. The theory session covered a different topic each week, but were tailored to fit my needs. Each week Manic would put together detailed notes on my progress and send them through as well as a recording of the theory session.
The course addresses chiefly: appearance, approach and inner game. The methods are simple, but, I found, incredibly powerful, and it didn’t take long at all before I was significantly improving.
What I achieved during my 6 week ‘mega workshop’:
went from 1 reply at speed dating to 6 to as many as i wanted.
went from never having gotten a number during daygame to making huge, lasting connections
escalated on a first date, having never done this before, overcoming a huge hangup for me
changed so much physically old friends have trouble recognising me. From being a very average looking guy, I now can, on a good day, turn heads.
consummated a new love affair with style and fashion
And more importantly:
became a vastly more positive, energetic and grounded person
tackled and broke through the crisis of confidence that came with the ethical challenges of sudden success with women
relieved myself of the need to keep women in my life for sex. I now want to keep them in my life for them.
started to re-think the patterns I get into in relationships
I can’t really talk about the course without talking about Manic himself. Manic is simply the most helpful, pleasant, encouraging, enthusiastic, positive person imaginable. His skills are considerable but he takes great pains not to patronise. He dealt with my persistent negativity with disarming cheer, until I had no choice but to start leaving it out. He genuinely loves what he does, and it’s tough not to get swept up in that.
Manic’s commitment is total. Whatever problem you’re having, he will get you over it. You won’t have a choice! He’ll commit his energy totally to pushing you through it. His level of commitment is, well, over the top. When he’s not with you, he’s available to answer phone calls or emailed/SMSed questions. Every single session we did went overtime. The one session we missed due to my getting sick, Manic rescheduled with no complaint.
The main attribute Manic has that makes him a successful PUA makes him a successful coach. It’s an attribute very few people have; he’s got the capability to put himself in someone else’s shoes. Some of the most insightful things anyone’s ever said to me have come from Manic’s theory sessions.
The greatest asset you have available in the six weeks is Manic’s knowledge base. There’s no abstract thinking here, his knowledge is hard won. There’s not a situation that you’ll deal with that he hasn’t, and his advice is always easy to understand and apply.
The course is an incredible journey! Six weeks is a long time to spend focussed explicitly on meeting and dating women, and I had some amazing experiences along the way.
The course is evolving – I was one of the first students through. The version of the course that I completed lacked somewhat in structure – Manic would tend to the side of customising it to fit, rather than have a set agenda. I think the course will benefit from a more solid structure, which I’m certain after Manic has run it a couple of times, the course will definitely have.
I have to list a positive also as a negative: I think Manic’s level of commitment is unsustainable. I think he should limit the time he spends outside of designated sessions helping students. It’s not in his nature to do so – like I said, he gives it his absolute all. Rather hypocritical of me, since I benefitted greatly from his availability
Would I recommend this course?
On the advertisement, Manic offered the possibility of ‘massive change’. Massive change! The words were like gold to me. If only! I didn’t really hope that this program could change me, not really, not as a person, not at this stage of my life…
Well, I’ve changed so much I hardly recognise the guy that Manic interviewed. I’m looking at the mirror and starting to like what I see. What’s any amount of money compared to that?
There’s a coda to all this. A week before finishing the course, I got a job interview for a fantastic place through a friend. Not a dream job, but not far off it, and exactly what I need right now. With my new fashion sensibility I picked out a suit. With my newfound self-confidence and self-worth I took the interviews in my stride. What’s a little job interview compared to cold approaches at Melbourne Central on a Thursday evening?
I got the job, and a pay rise that makes the cost of this course simply the best investment I ever made.
The course is extraordinary value and well underpriced. If you are lucky enough to get in, you will find it incredibly transformative.