why should you attend national convention?
The Origami Owl National Convention 2015 is just around the corner and I am SO excited for all the amazing things that happen during convention weekend! Quality time with fellow leaders and Team Lovely Lockets members, the chance to explore a new city, valuable training and resources for my business, amazing personal growth and development, sneak peeks at NEW Fall product, and lots of dance parties!
I was a bit skeptical back in 2013 about attending the first National Convention in Phoenix, AZ. I really wasn’t sold on the experience being that big of a deal to my self or my business. Plus, I had never flown on a plane, so I was a bit nervous to step out of my comfort zone. On top of all of those feelings, I was asked to facilitate a break out session which added some stress to the mix.
Once I arrived in Phoenix I knew I had made the right decision! The amount of designers was crazy! Everywhere you went, you ran into sister owls and it didn’t matter whose team they were on or if you knew each other, you were “family” right away! The energy felt was indescribable and I absolutely loved the connection I felt to my team, the company and the founders!
On top of the amazing friendships made, the training and experiences shared were so valuable to my business! I left that first convention refreshed, re-energized and prepared to take my business to the next level.
With so many exclusive opportunities at convention, it’s so importantthat you include attendance in your business plan each year! If you aren’t planning to “Find Your Happy” in Chicago this year, be sure to start planning now for National Convention 2016!
Here are my top 10 reasons for attending National Convention :
10 – Creating excitement for your customers and team
While you are away during Convention weekend, your team members and customers are stalking your social media accounts by the minute! They’ll be waiting for a sneak peek photo or post about what’s new and coming soon from Origami Owl. Use this to your advantage and create an entire social media campaign about the journey to boost your sales, fill your calendar and get your team pumped about their business!
9 – Connecting with your upline/downline
Whether you live next door to your mentor or team members or on the other side of the country, Convention is the perfect time to connect and spend time with your team! I look forward to Convention weekend because I get to meet so many new team members as well as visit with those who I have become great friends with through this opportunity!
8 – Experiencing the energy and excitement
From the moment you arrive in the destination city you can feel the energy and excitement that National Convention brings! Banners decorate the streets, everywhere you go you meet new designers and friends, and you feel an overwhelming sense of togetherness and belonging!
7 – Hearing from the founders
Convention is your chance to rub elbow with the Nest’s executive and support teams….and maybe even snap a selfie with Bella!
6 – Learning from other designers
One of my most favorite parts of convention is being able to learn from the designers around me. There are so many amazing tips and tricks shared during Convention weekend and I always return home with lots of new ideas and motivation to grow my business!
5 – Swag Store
Imagine an entire room (and I mean gigantic room) filled to the brim with new hostess gifts, business tools, apparel and so much more! The exclusive Convention Swag Store is where we get our first look at many new swag items as well as have the chance to purchase lots of Convention exclusive items! Come on…you know you need Origami Owl nail shields!
4 – Breakout sessions, guest speakers and workshops
Convention is your chance to hear amazing guest speakers like Rita Davenport, Erik Wahl and Ted Rubin #RoR. Plus, you have access to an entire lineup of amazing workshops and breakout sessions led by the top field leaders, Nest executives and employees!
3 – A mini-vacation
I don’t know about you, but I could use a mini-vacay every now and then! Turn your Convention weekend into a mini-getaway for yourself! Use the time to regain focus, have some downtime, pamper yourself, and just enjoy living in the moment!
2 – Fall product reveal
New product launches are exciting….but imagine being in a room with 5,000 other screaming, crying, excited designers when our founders announce pieces from the new collection! The energy and excitement during product reveal is like no other & experiencing it first hand is a must-do!
1 – Everybody gets one!
Not only do you take away a ton of exciting new product info, training and best practices and memories – you get a TON of FREE goodies! We are talking amazing, exclusive swag items and pieces from the brand new Fall Collection! You will definitely want to be one of the first to get your hands on the new jewelry!
So if those 10 things weren’t enough to get you to Convention next year – here’s another HUGE advantage to attending. The average Convention attendee grows their business 6-10 times faster than those who don’t attend Convention. So what are you waiting for? Get ready to mark your calendar for 2016 and add next year’s O2 Experience to your dream board!