Have you ever been to your companies’ national conference? If not, GO! Make it a priority in your business to go and soak up all the wisdom! Before I share the top five items for direct sellers to take to their national conference, read this so you know WHY you should go to your conference.
Top 5 Conference Necessities:
1. Layers and Layers of Clothing!
Just yesterday, we got back from our national conference. Our convention center was FREEZING. Now, you might think I am over-reacting. I.AM.NOT. I had layers of clothing and a scarf/blanket. The only thing I didn’t take with me was a winter coat. Next year I am wearing dress pants instead of dresses, and I might take a winter coat as I had to go stand outside to thaw out. If you tend to be cold all the time, please don’t mess around – take layers.
2. Comfortable Shoes!
Wear comfortable shoes to and from the convention center. I know you are sitting for a mighty long time at any conference; however, usually accommodations are far away! Hence, you are walking for what seems like miles and miles. By the last day, I ended up wearing my handy dandy flats the entire session. That was a smart move.
3. A list of 25-30 contacts.
You will call people because every conference is better than the last, and you are ready to share your enthusiasm with everyone. Your energy is infectious and everyone is excited, motivated, and determined to win the next incentive whether it’s a trip, product, or cash! Wouldn’t it be awesome to be able to book parties, set up take-a-looks (mini sessions where you invite people to come take a look at your product, company, and offering), and contact your entire team while at a conference and have your whole month organized? That’s what happens when you work your business purposefully and prepare for conference.
4. Water, Water, and more Water.
Staying hydrated during the long days of conference are vital to your health and happiness during the conference. It’s easy to take a case of water if you are driving to the event; however, it’s a little different if you’re flying. I usually ask the uber driver if there is a store along the way to the venue that sells cases of water. There usually is and that will save you lots of $$.
Take your favorite note-taking device because you will hear information that you do not want to forget. Personally, I use paper and pen. A little notebook works perfectly for me. When I get home I type up all the notes so I remember what I wrote! Many conference attendees prefer to use an electronic device because of the simplicity. There are many note-taking apps available for your device, and here are just a few.
- Zoho Notebook
- Evernote (my fav)
- Microsoft OneNote
- Google Keep
When you arrive at your national conference prepared, you will enjoy the entire experience! Please contact me HERE for more information on direct sales and how I can help you catapult your business with personal branding and style.