10 Reasons To Attend A Conference

I frequently hear distributors say that they cannot justify the cost of attending national conference!!

There are LOTS of reasons to attend a conference both regionally or nationally!

The answer is simple!

Meeting Makers Make MORE Money!

Top 10 Reasons To Attend Conference

So, in no special order, these are the top 10 reasons why YOU NEED to be at your corporate sponsored annual convention!

1. Meeting Makers Make More Money!

Studies have shown that convention attendees:reasons to attend a conference

  • have a higher show average
  • get more bookings at shows
  • are better recruiters

In most cases the studies have shown that bookings, recruiting, sales and even promotions increase in conference attendees by 20 – 30%. (Thank you Belinda Ellsworth for the stats)

Conference attendees are more likely than non-attendees to move up the ladder to the next level in the 6 months after going to national events.

2. Inspiration:

Rub elbows with celebrities and corporate founders.  Some people never get to meet the brains and inspiration behind the brand.

This alone is inspiring and motivating. Learning and feeling the passion that is behind your brand and all of the processes that go on around you – this alone makes you a better seller, sharer and recruiter.

Saying at your party – “I met MyFantasticCompany‘s owner and founder at our National Conference and she truly cares about everyone in our team!!” is powerful.

3. Motivation:

The annual conference is the best place to get motivated!

Need some motivation in your business? Go to the annual conference. You will see lots of people just like you who are making a success of their direct sales businesses.

You can learn what they did to get where they are and what they’re doing to stay on top!

Meeting the top achievers and realizing that you are just like them (or maybe even better) will give you the drive you need!

You will come home with an attitude that if they can do it, so can I!

This is a huge takeaway!

4. Collaboration and Friendship:

The camaraderie of national events is an experience all its own!

Everyone attending the annual conference has something in common with you.

You will make new friends and possibly even meet a new mentor or role model. Every meal will be an opportunity to meet and talk to someone new!

One of the most exciting aspects of a national conference is the chance to network with others.

The friendship aspect is so important – I am still friends with people I met at conferences I attended 15 years ago.

5. Education:

You get training from top notch training from industry professionals (like ME!) and sales leaders in your company at convention.Reasons To Attend A Conference

6. Exciting Announcements & New Products!

There are always exciting company announcements and products. Being first to hear about them will certainly justify attending conference!

7. FREE Products:

If that is not enough they always give you some of them for FREE!

8. Learn The Trends – Share With Party Plan Professionals :

Part of the networking aspect of attending these events is the ability to share and hear about new ideas within the industry directly from professionals.

You immediately get to talk about them and hear feedback from dozens of different people.

Conference is like a huge think tank where new and exciting ideas and developments flow freely from one professional to another.

Being there to gather this info for your own use is great but also being a contributor to the dialog is critical to the growth and development of your company.

9. The Momentum Pays For The Event!

When you get back from the annual conference you will be so full of energy, passion, excitement, motivation that the momentum is unstoppable!

Your excitement will rub off on your team, your customers and your future potential recruits.

The momentum is the most important of all the reasons to attend a conference!

10. You Cannot Afford NOT To Go To National Conference!

You will network with other distributors, get a lots of new ideas, receive cutting edge training, and experience the newest and greatest products, rub elbows with company execs, and so much MORE!

Next time someone asks you to justify conference attendance send them here!!

This is the exact link to give them:

Can you think of more reasons to attend a conference? Please share them in the comments below!


    Shared by: Deb Bixler:

    Kathy – I would have a session or training before leaving conference on organizing your notes, thoughts etc. on the way home or before leaving.

    I have a simple form that I use but am away at Pink Papaya National right now. Send me a direct email and I can set it too you to use when I get home. Deb@DebBixler.com

    If you can not have a little meeting at conference then coach them before going on sorting out their content on the airplane or before leaving so that they can hit the ground running.

      Shared by: Deb Bixler:

      The sweepstakes is closed – we would still LOVE to hear your comments though!

    Shared by: kathy:

    Hey Deb…any suggestions on how to sort through all the material our consultants will be receiving and have ‘first things first’ coaching with them?

    Shared by: Kathy Nicholls:

    I just returned from the South Hill Designs Inspire Conference and it was amazing. So many great takeaways. I came home with some great tips to implement with my team and also in my personal business. The new products that were introduced are definitely going to take business to the next level. I also learned how to maximize sales on our Make a Wish products, which go to support the Make a Wish Foundation and am looking forward to doing more there.

    Shared by: Maria Blackwell:

    Deb, I just read this article to all the girls I am traveling with on our way to our Park Lane Jewelry Conference in Chicago! It just made us even more excited to be on our way!

    Shared by: Karla:

    I expected to be motivated, but at first I was depressed. They showed the new product line and I was in love, but down that I didn’t know how I would earn incentives and get the some product. Then the leaders started sharing their stories and tips. I listened and took every tip I could and began implementing what I could immediately upon returning home. It is already starting to pay off. I don’t know if it’s the same for every company, but what we got in free product more than covered the price of the conference itself. I also felt like I bonded with members of our team. It was a great experience.

    Shared by: Karla:

    At first I wasn’t motivated; I was depressed. I only had a couple of parties on my calendar. I attended because I had heard that Meetings Makers Make More Money. I then just needed to change my mindset. I really listened to what the leaders were saying and grabbing every little tip I could get. I started implementing what I learned immediately when I got home and already seeing results. The tips were amazing and the free product giveaways were indescribable, definitely worth the price of the conference itself. I also felt I really bonded with members of my team. It was a great opportunity.

    Shared by: Tiffany Stubbs:

    Motivation is indescribable when attending conference especially if your in a slump. And the friends that you make and bond with will last a lifetime.

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