Thank you for stopping by for Week 6 of Monday Mingle ~ Business Edition.
Hosted by The Party Plan Coach, join us each week as fellow Direct Sales and Party Plan consultants from around the world ‘mingle’, talk all about our businesses and get to know each other better.
This week’s topic:
“Tell us about an experience you’ve had at a training event or Convention, an interaction with a team member – some kind of good memory that made an impact on your business!”
Firstly, let me begin by saying, “I LOVE convention!”
They are such an amazing opportunity to connect with your fellow consultants from all over the country. To share and learn from one another, hear from the corporate office, re-energise, and get excited about upcoming product launches and so much more!
One of my best convention memories comes from when I joined the Direct Sales industry, just over 4 years ago. I had not been with my company for long, yet I had ‘fast-tracked’ in that short time. As a result, I was invited by our Head Office to give a presentation, share my journey and deliver a training to the attendees.
It was such an exhilarating experience talking to so many people. I loved every second of it!
But for me, the real highlight came afterwards.
I received so many emails, messages and calls from people who had heard me talk – and whom I connected with. Each reaching out to share their personal story and how I had affected them with what I had said.
There is no shortcut to success in this business. There is no secret sauce. I certainly didn’t reinvent the wheel; but there are tried, tested and proven methods, which, when executed will deliver results. I didn’t have some super secret, I simply shared what I did.
I was ‘just’ a mom with a young baby at home, having just returned to work from maternity leave, with family and social commitments to factor into the equation and still working my business.
This conference experience had a very powerful impact on my business.
It taught me: To be myself. Share my journey. Be duplicable.
So that is what I did!
Whether talking 1-on-1 with a new team member or to a hall filled with people, it is such a privilege to share this journey and to inspire and motivate others to achieve. Whatever size their dreams may be.
I don’t think I will ever forget that first conference experience.
Have you been to convention? What have been your highlights?
I would love to hear about your convention experiences!
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