By the time you see this post, I will be on my way to National Conference. A road trip with two girls from my team and my momma.
What is National Conference and why should YOU go to yours???
National Conference is the biggest party of the year and creates the most amazing energy and excitement. It is an opportunity to not only meet other consultants, but it is also a chance to fill your cup. Many of us spend all year filling the cups of others with little time for ourselves – this is your opportunity!
This year over 7,000 Thirty One consultant will converge on Columbus, Ohio to paint the town PINK! The welcome in Columbus is AMAZING. I am always surprised to hear there are actually people who have never heard of Thirty One Gifts. REALLY??
You will want to bottle up the energy so you can take it home to pour on yourself and others when we lose momentum? It won’t be long and we will be heading into the busiest selling season of the year, so you want to ride the National Conference Wave all the way into the fall.
Did you know???? These are the stats from last year’s Thirty One Conference. Although the numbers may vary, the same rings try in all direct sales companies. Individuals who attend conference, are overall more productive during the year.
Attendees, on average, submit more Personal Volume after attending Conference:
New Consultants – extra $2,753/year
Tenured Consultants – extra $1,948/year
Attendees, on average, have more parties after attending Conference:
New Consultants – extra 4.9/year
Tenured Consultants – extra 3.2/year
Attendees, on average, recruit more after attending conference:
New Consultants – extra 1/year
Tenured Consultants – extra 1/year
95% of those who attended the Conference 2016 were still active as of October 2016 compared to 69% of those who did not attend Those who attended Conference last year were 5.1 times more likely to promote. So to summarize, Consultants who attend Conference are overall more productive – more active – more engaged.
And don’t you want this for you and your team?
So, what can you do to get ready?
Prepare in Advance
I know this sounds like a no-brainer, right? BEFORE you go to conference, you want to decide what you want to accomplish in the three months following the conference. What will you need to make it happen?
If you are a leader? Take some time to help each of the people attending conference to prepare their plan, too. When you come home loaded with the tools to accomplish your personal goals, you will be catapulted into action.
Be Focused at Conference
Conference is filled with LOTS of information and it can be overwhelming. If you have a plan for where you want to be in 3 months, it will help you to focus your attention on what YOU need to learn and grow in the areas to make your plan a reality. If your goal is to recruit, gather tips on recruiting. Introduce yourself to the top recruiters in the company and spend time with them. Prepare a few questions about recruiting in advance to ask the people you meet. When you narrow your focus, the information you receive will be less overwhelming. If your focus is on more sales, look for those who are tops in sales or in hosting parties? Get some fresh ideas. Be willing to step out of your comfort zone to try some of the things you learn.
Here are some tips from successful leaders on how to help YOUR team move forward with the information they gathered at National Conference.
- Create a plan to put the ideas you gathered to work before you get home and get caught back up in life.
- Schedule time to make follow up calls to your conference attendees the first week back. Help them get started right away so they don’t’ lose their momentum.
- Have a meeting or team conference/Zoom call scheduled a few days after the conference. Ask each person who attended to share their three best ideas. This will recognize those who attended the conference, help them focus what they learned and the rest of the team will catch the conference wave, too.
National Conference is a big investment for you and your company. Make it make a difference in your life (business and personal) by planning and following up!
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Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!