• Marie-anne Rouse

5 Great Reasons to go to Conferences

I have heard it before.  The

  • “I’m too busy”

  • “Time is money and if I’m not working, I’m not earning”

  • “I can just read the information”

and that is just to name a few.

Let me share with you my own, personal 5 reasons why I make it a point to go to conference.

  1. Yes.  There is something to be said about being a life-long learner.  We can learn

from reading, listening to podcasts, interviews, recorded training sessions, etcetera etcetera etcetera…….and yet, to be in the same room, live, with motivational speakers, scientists, doctors (M.D, N.D., D.C and many more abbreviations) and professionals who are successful in our very own industry has a completely different impact and also gives us the opportunity to have one to one conversations and ask questions.  It is a completely different experience.  If I hadn’t been at conference in person, I would not have been able to speak directly with the science team about our products.  Or I would not have been able to be one of the volunteers for an wood board breaking exercise.  That session alone created a complete different experience for me than those I was there to help!

  1. Stories!  I love asking the people I meet at conference about their story. Are they there as someone that is a customer or someone that is aligning themselves to build a business with the company.  How has what the company offers affected them personally?  What challenges did they face and how they overcame them?  The stories I have heard so far range from the “I fell in love with the products about a month ago and thought it would be good idea to get the inside scoop” all the way to the “Doctors were keeping me alive intravenously just to keep my heart going because the infection had spread to the blood stream and not sure if they could keep me alive for a couple more weeks or just days!….I mega dosed on *****  since I was doomed anyways….within 3 days, doctors noticed such improvement that the IVs came out and now, months later, even the protein residues of that particular infection have completely vanished to the astonishment of the doctors as they have never seen that happen!”

  2. Surround Yourself with Greatness!  No amount of time spent working on or in your business, no amount of self-learning and no amount of coaching can equate to what happens to your energy and mindset when you are surrounded by greatness.  You probably hears that “You’re the average of the five people spend the most time with,” a quote attributed most often to motivational speaker Jim Rohn.  If you have never been to a conference, close your eyes for a moment and picture yourself in a room filled with people who are there encouraging, connecting and uplifting each other including you.  What does that feel like right now?  Pretty amazing, right!  How many people did you visualize yourself surrounded with?  Having participated in events like these ranging from having about 20 people in the room.. ..all the way to needing to be in a stadium as there were about 10K of us…. I M P A C T F U L to say the least.

  3. Building relationships!  I have met some wonderful people that are now friends.  They are more than just friends that I see at conference.  They are friends that I talk with throughout the week.  Friends I have teamed up with to support each other to take our businesses to the next level while we have no financial gain from each other’s successes.  We are there for each other thru the tough times (that’s right……being a business professional isn’t always easy) and also the celebrations of successes.

  4. Lastly…….goodies!  There are always goodies available to purchase at conference that you cannot get at any other time.  I personally love grabbing extra items to bring back home for my customers and also team members who are unable to make it to conference……..a great time to stock up on special Thank You gifts that are not available anywhere else and won’t be available the next time conference comes around.

I am going to the Shaklee Global Conference and The-One-Thing Send Out Cards Leadership Summit.  Consider this to be your invitation to join in and change your future.

Make tomorrow amazing….. It starts with You today!

Marie-anne A.K.A. Mom

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