Undoubtedly, your networking company’s primary goal is to get you to the annual training event. It’s your team’s most important meeting ever.
Have you ever heard your team marketing leaders use the phrase “Ready, Fire, Aim!”? The actual expression is, of course, “Ready, aim, fire.” It’s about getting you to act. No matter how you twist the sentence, the first word should always be “ready.” Every year, attending your annual network marketing event should be your priority. This is the linchpin of your success. But if you’re not ready, how will you “ever” go? Preparation is something you do in advance.
Knowing that your event will take place at least once a year, you can prepare ahead of time. Many corporate events happen around the same time each year. Most likely, they will sponsor the event at the same locations. Therefore, you should have an idea of the cost of travel, hotels and the cost of attending the event. How to invest in your own business.
Let’s talk about the costs. I know you joined an MLM to make extra money right? But by now you might have spent a few bills and probably not seen a dollar come back to you. So now you have a lot of money to raise.
At the beginning of our networking careers, we all asked ourselves the question, “Where on earth do I get the money to go to this event and why?” Sure enough, your coach’s typical comeback is “If you can afford, then you really have to be there”.
You sit there, torn between your wallet and your company. One thought is that investing in your business is essential. But on the flip side, you might be unemployed, your spouse might be carrying the burden right now, you work part-time, and the cost is nearly a month’s salary. In any case, spending money on a big event just seems like too much to ask. What now? Will you watch other people jeopardize it while you sit at home and play it safe?
Here’s how to take that and I’m telling you I’ve been there. First, I would recommend that you plan ahead to save a little a month just for big events like this. You know the event is coming! It’s no surprise. So if you set aside maybe $50 a month for business events, you’ll have $600 of it in a year.
I once bought a one-way ticket to a big event and slept on the floor of my team leader’s hotel room. At home, my family scrambled to get me a ticket out of there. If they hadn’t been creative, I would have become a reluctant resident of this town. But when I came back from this empowering event, I caught fire!
This event experience created focus, momentum and outcomes that could never be measured or predicted. The sacrifices each and every one of us as a team made to attend this event brought us some unexpected victories personally and as a team.
It took about 3 months for this investment to pay off. I won a Top Producer award, a Top Recruiter award, and was in the entire company’s Top 25 list. The team leader, who sacrificed her hotel room floor for about eight of us, won a beautiful C-class Mercedes in a company-wide team production competition. When we were all crammed into that hotel room, you could never have told us what amazing things were about to happen. Hopefully, knowing this can give you an incentive to get ready and head to your next big networking event. The positive results cannot be calculated.
1. Save early to cover event costs
2. Shape your team marketing strategy around the event
3. Teach your team to do the same. (If you are a one man team, do one ’til it’s done)
Unfortunately, you can then enjoy the fruits of your labor. Your business will be changed forever.
Thanks to La’Vette D. Grice | #MLM #Offline #Marketing #Advice #Newbies