by guest blogger Heili Sillard, Creative Media at CinchShare
You know that amazing rush you get when you’re at your regional conference or team retreat? We’ve all been there! It’s always awesome to leave feeling rejuvenated, focused and determined to be successful in our businesses. But have you ever attended an industry conference or retreat? One that is open to all direct sales companies? If you haven’t even thought about it, here are the top 4 reasons why you should check one out this year:
1. Broaden Your Knowledge: This one is a given, of course! All conferences and retreats are a learning experience, but at an industry conference, you open yourself up to not only learning what your company or team leader shares with you, but also what other companies and team leaders are doing and have done that resulted in them becoming insanely successful. It helps to think outside the box and look at your business from a different perspective and industry events do just that!
2. Meet Experts Face to Face: Have you been in a Facebook group or taken courses from a Direct Sales or Social Media coach? I’ll bet the answer is yes! If you have a favorite, why not go meet her in the flesh so you can take some fun selfies with the person that helped your business grow? We all love to connect offline!
3. Learn New Tools: Keynote speakers who are professionals in the industry will have a plethora of information at their fingertips so get ready to learn about a bunch of new social media tools and ways to work smarter in your business! There are a bunch of apps and software out there that really can help you save a ton of time and better manage your biz so you are more consistent and can be available for your customers and team. At an industry conference, you’ll discover which ones are worth it and feel confident to give them a try!
4. Expand Your Circle: Team retreats are fantastic because they strengthen the team bond and you truly become friends for life who support one another. At an industry conference or retreat you’ll meet entrepreneurs from various companies and learn a ton about one another, which really opens up a whole new world of opportunities! Think about how you can network together and support each other on social media by engaging with one another and sharing posts. It’s also really fun to keep in touch and even get together in person at another event! Road trip!
And, if you’re selling on Facebook don’t miss the CinchSummit for Direct Sellers in Orlando, Florida on February 10 -12! Learn about the speakers here.
Have you attended an industry conference? If so, we’d love to know what your biggest takeaway was!
Heili manages CinchShare’s social media platforms, marketing and design departments and considers herself one lucky duck. She loves that she’s able to utilize the program daily and stay at home to raise her 4 year old son. With her background in direct sales, advertising and graphic design, she considers her Creative Media position on the CinchTeam, “the best job ever! It’s seriously all my passions rolled into one!”
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Lynn Bardowski is an award-winning entrepreneur and bestselling author of Success Secrets of a Million Dollar Party Girl. She speaks to global audiences about Direct Sales Success, Women’s Empowerment, and Social Selling and is a resource for press, media and bloggers. Like her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter and subscribe to her YouTube channel.