Attending Events is Essential to Your Business Success
Super Bowl Sunday, NBA All-star Weekend, The Olympics, Home Run Derby, The Grammy’s, Emmy’s, Oscar’s, and Tony’s. Then there are company events, seminar trainings, and industry events. What do they have in common? They are events where the top performers, producers, and leaders attend. They show up!
Now let me ask you a question. If professional athletes, professional entertainers, and industry leaders attend events… why aren’t you showing up? They show up to all-star games, the after parties, and award recognition events. They show up to charity functions, professional breakfast and luncheons and yet you stay at home wondering why you haven’t made any sales. Attending events is an ingredient in your success recipe.
You should be attend your company’s event. You should have your tickets now. Find a way to just show up! Now some events may be all about the product pushing and snatch all the cash out your wallet seminars. But you should still go. By now you should know the difference between an event that is there to train, aspire, and help you grow and the events they are there just to get your money.
Here are 5.5 benefits for attending events:
1.You Get Inspiration – You get inspired by hearing other people’s success stories. You may find some one who is in the same situation you are in. Take pictures and videos with these people and post them on your blog and video channels. A bonus is since they have achieved success you know it can be done. Nothing should hold you back.
2. Hands On Training – You can get hands on training and meet the leaders in breakout sessions. Depending on what industry you are in and what company you are apart of there will be plenty of activities around to help you grow your business. 1 on 1 sessions with your sponsor, team meetings, and seminars hosted by top producers.
3. Lunch and Dinner – During lunch and dinner breaks you are able to hang with leaders and share stories. You are able to network. You may get invited by a top producer and eavesdrop on how he made it to the top. Better yet your sponsor may have a private dinner planned where he gathers his team to show his appreciation. There are tons of testimonies where people just went out to drink and formed valuable friendships.
4. Edification on Stage – Be edified as a leader. Your story is special and now the pictures and videos of you addressing the crowd will be on everyone’s Facebook, You Tube, and twitter feed. You will get surrounded by fans and become a celebrity for a short time. This helps you because you can market this experience. You show up on other blogs and videos. This makes you an authority.
5. New Ideas – You will get new ideas and insights that you can immediately implement in your business. This is where partnerships are formed. This is where joint ventures are created. Our Prosperity Team was started by four guys who met each other at an event. Now we are one of the fastest growing teams in Empower Network and the direct sales industry.
5.5 Motivated Beyond Reason – Most people leave these events motivated beyond reason. You will be fired up! You showed up and was inspired. Now is the time to take massive action, carry that momentum into a plan, and implement it ASAP. The thrill of the event will soon pass and you need to capitalize on this new found energy.
Benefits of Attending Events
After I attended my first event I made more sales the following week than I had the previous month. I was on fire. The lessons I learned there I put them into action. I took a video with leaders and posted it on my blog.
In my real estate office we have Quarterly Breakfast Events. I never attended the events because I though it was a waste of time. Our broker recognizes the top agents and he hands out prizes. He also has an industry leader speak and train. We get a breakfast, edification on stage, and top-notch training. Plus we get to snooze with other agents.