The Proven Conference

october 21-23, 2020

the vineyard church

urbana, illinois

Due to cancellation by the Florida venue, the July 2020 Proven conference event has now been moved to the same beloved host venue that we used last year in Illinois. The event will now occur in late October 2020, ideally as a live gathering!  In the event that we are forced to do a "live stream" only event in October 2020, your ticket will be good for our 2021 event slated for July 12-14 at a beautiful resort in Tampa! More updates soon!

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Back by popular demand - Rabbi daniel lapin!

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Some of Our Other Presenters

Many more names to be announced soon from our leadership and coaching team!

Jim Cockrum

Andrea Cockrum

Nathan Bailey

Lisa Larson

Jeff Clark

Jimmy Smith

Mark Lasiter

Trey Cockrum

Kate Chattic

Honey Woods

Sue & Larry Pruett

Mike Brown

Judy Cockrum

Abe Ortolani

Jenni Hunt

JR Cagle

Ryan Reger

Jeff Breloski

Here's What You Can Expect:

  • We focus on multiple income streams. This isn't just about Amazon (although our Amazon selling content is second to none and will be a topic of special emphasis at this event).
  • Our events sell out rapidly and include hundreds of repeat attendees.
  • We've been churning out success stories since 2002. You'll see what it feels like to be in a room full of long-time, successful, helpful fellow entrepreneurs.
  • This is not a "pitch fest." This is actionable content. There will be no hard sells.
  • Our anonymous post event surveys have consistently shown that 96% or more of those attending say they intend to return.
  • We love bringing you pure content and education taught by real people who DO the businesses and love helping others learn what they know.
  • Come learn about and get in on our massive buyer list (as seen at that is helping us generate incredible sales for our own team and (soon) 1,000s of our students!
  • Learn directly from the creative content experts behind the best selling, and most acclaimed Amazon selling course in the world - the course!
  • Multiple breakout sessions based on the topics you request in our attendee surveys

The Proven Conference is about YOUR Success!

When I started trying to make money online, there weren’t many people willing to share their strategies with me to help shortcut my journey to success. I had to discover what worked and didn't work pretty much on my own. It took a lot of trial-and-error. I wasted time and money in the beginning - a lot of it.

Jump forward 20 years...

After finally seeing success and then going on to build dozens of successful income streams including developing and using some of the most powerful Amazon selling strategies on the planet - while working with thousands of students around the world, our now large and successful team has confirmed time and again that the shortcut to success is to follow a proven successful system! We lead the industry in creating these systems!

We want you to get access to these types of strategies and the people who are using them! The value of meeting our team and spending time with this incredible community cannot be overstated!

For so many of us, this community has become like family. We want you to join us.

There’s a motto going around our community: “Success is like CANDLE LIGHT, not CAKE.” This simply means that the more we share, the more we are able to experience success. In contrast to eating a cake (which is very limited once a few people get their slice), we know that YOUR success does NOT mean there's less for the rest of us - it's quite the opposite!

As we grow together and encourage each other forward using our proven strategies, we all experience more success. We believe that we lose nothing when we help others - so we do!

We want to see you succeed as so many 1000's of others in our community have already done!

Are you thinking...

Are you thinking...
"This Probably Won't Work For Me" 
or "Will this work if I'm new to all this?"

Please know this -

There is absolutely no inherent intelligence or special skills that our leaders and successful attendees possess. We all started where you started: with limited resources and having no previous experience selling online.

While we do not teach any get-rich-quick-schemes around here, we do use proven strategies that have been learned and applied by 1000's of successful students all over the world. In our community you'll find people who had more excuses than you have, less experience and knowledge than you - coming from a place of more challenges, fewer resources and more roadblocks who have something you don't have yet - a thriving online business! Being surrounded by these types of people and these types of strategies will change you and propel you to new heights!

Yes, you might experience some failures and challenges, but we are here to help! We want to minimize the time and investment required to put you on your path to success. Being at a live event like the Proven Conference will propel you on your journey towards the life that you KNOW is possible.

Come join us!

Jim Cockrum

Host, "Silent Sales Machine Radio" Podcast 

See Comments from Attendees 
of Proven Conferences

Formerly known as the CES Conferences

Very moved & touched by CES! Hit me right in the heart! What business conference does that? Simply WOW! Especially that ending. Thank you Jim!

Jonathan M.

I am truly grateful to have been able to watch and learn from such an awesome group of people. You guys are doing it right. I feel blessed to have found you.

Tamara B.

The highlight for me, was the generosity of the attendees. People shared trade secrets, ideas, friendship, food, transportation—but most of all, they shared themselves. I know I have at least one new real FRIEND from CES. Thank you for CES, Jim.

Angel C.

Thanks Jim, Andrea, and entire MST staff for top-notch conference, first class all the way! And the knowledge shared? I'll be sorting through my notes and checking out all the resources, links, and tips for several more weeks. Will need replays and slides when available, because writer's cramp hit and I'm sure I missed more than half of all that presentation goodness. First CES and it's thumbs up!

Greg C.

Not only was the last three days relevant, it was practical and useful. This is an amazing testament to excellent leadership! Well done!!! Thanks everyone who made this possible!

William W.

Giving Jim a much deserved "thank you" accompanied by a handshake face to face did it for me. That and meeting Gary. Those 2 have been solely responsible for the life I've been fortunate enough to enjoy up to now. There aren't enough words to express the gratitude I feel towards both of those gentlemen.

Alberto D.

I am still in amazement of all the wonderful people I meet this week! It was a true honor talking and sharing ideas with everyone. A huge thank you to Jim and his team for putting this event on! You have created an incredible community where like-minded people can prosper from the synergy of working together. I pray that God would bless each person in their business endeavors. "If i have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." Thank you to all the giants in this group for sharing so freely!

Nick W.

Hosted At The Vineyard Church

1500 N Lincoln Ave, Urbana, Illinois 61801

You will receive access to event resources including discount hotel package options upon ticket purchase.

More Comments from Attendees 
of Proven Conferences

Formerly known as the CES Conferences

Thank you to ALL who are part of presenting this workshop! The value I have gotten here is off the charts. My most heartfelt thanks!

Christie H.

Thanks to Jim and his amazing team! Awesome 3 days. Thank you!!

Kathy S.

I thought, "Is this really for real?"... And so I came, not knowing what to expect, but I've been blown away! There's just been so many great ideas about how I can build my business and establish multiple income streams! I am really excited and really thankful that Jim really is the real deal.


As an eCommerce website owner, I'm trying to get onto Amazon, and that's why I'm here... Honestly, between the speakers and the networking and all of the contacts I've collected so far—I've been AMAZED! BLOWN AWAY! I mean, when you read on the internet, the testimonials, but to see it first-hand, in-person has been the most wildest experience.

Sara D.

I'm here at the CES Conference. This is my first time, and I'm meeting a lot of new people, making new connections, taking a lot of notes, and I have a list of action items I'm going to take home and do.

Kim C.

I started with very little money... [In 12 months], I had been doing well enough to finally quit my job, and I thought that was the biggest accomplishment I could possibly make. Then, I found out my very best friend had come down with stage 4 cancer... through everything I've learned from Jim and his team, I've been able to maintain my business while being able to take care of my friend... be there for her every day—something I would not be able to do if I were still working in my little cubicle... like I have for the previous 21 years. 

Bob B.

So many precious moments shared. This was our first CES and we feel so blessed to be a part of this movement. I've been in business for over 30 years and have NEVER experienced anything like it.

Stephanie C.

This is my first CES. It's been a GREAT conference—tons of good energy here, lots of great people! The connections are amazing. It's like the who's who of FBA are out here.

Rob A.

This was, without a doubt, the best money I have invested in myself since I started this journey a year ago! Thanks to EVERYONE involved! Amazing 3 days!

Cristy O.

I'm here at the CES Conference, and I've got to say this has been an AMAZING event, wonderful opportunity for you to network with other entrepreneurs—people that are in your space—which we don't get to do a lot! A lot of times we're in our living room and don't get a chance to talk with other people that know what they're doing and that can really share their expertise. That's why this is such a valuable conference to attend!

Robyn J.

The connections alone made CES worth attending. This is an amazing community! I received so much from so many. I have enough ideas and direction to keep me busy the next year. Thanks everyone!

Mary M.

I think one of my favorite parts of CES has been the relationships that are built. Of course there's lots of great information, but then you're able to interact with real people who are really doing this business and other businesses like it that are successful in their own ways. We're able to interact around those ideas and so there's a lot of synergy that happens there.

Joe K.

Thanks Jim and MST team for another amazing conference. This was true servant leadership in action.

Doug S.

I've never had the privilege of gaining so many fabulous Facebook friends in such a short period of time. Now my news feed is filled mostly with updates from all of you, which seems to have pushed a lot of junk out of the way. I love it!!!

Tom C.

Wow what an amazing first CES experience. Jim you truly have a character about yourself that models integrity. Thank you, your family, and all your team for everything you do!

Emily W.

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VIP Tickets
LIMITED Number of Tickets Available

  • 3 days of content-packed presentations by leaders and successful community members
  • Early room entry each day for seat selection and VIP networking
  • One exclusive dinner with team leaders and your fellow VIP attendees
  • VIP-only meet and greet with our leadership, coaching, and speaking team
  • Online access to professionally recorded video or audio of the conference sessions

General Admission Tickets


  • 3 days of content-packed presentations by leaders and successful community members
  • Online access to professionally recorded video or audio of the conference sessions


  • No discount for multiple tickets (couples, business partners, etc.)
  • Hotel information and additional details will be revealed only after ticket purchase. You will not be disappointed with the quality venue we've chosen this year, the reputation is stellar, and the room options and discounts are sure to fit your budget.
  • Due to high event costs that are required months in advance, no refunds will be issued in 30 day window prior to the event, but your admission can be used to gain live stream access to our event as well as be used for access to our 2021 event currently slated for July 2021 in Tampa. Tickets are not transferable to another party.  
  • All attendees 12 or older need to purchase a ticket to attend sessions. Kids who love learning are more than welcome in sessions!
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