Benefits of Attending Live Events
It is amazing that we are able to meet people from all over the world through the internet. But nothing beats being able to meet people in real life. I try to get to as many live events as possible.
I am always a bit envious of all the great live events that happen in America. We do have events in the UK, but not like, or as often as, the ones in the US. It probably is a good thing, actually, otherwise I would probably be flying all over the US going to live events. There is a different relationship built with people you get to spend time with them in person. The people you meet is obviously not the only reason you go.
Some other great reasons to attend live events are:
- You learn loads while you are there
- The amazing ideas you have, just from being in a learning environment, what you are hearing and the conversations you are having.
- Focussing exclusively on your business for a few days
- Getting to go away and have a break from your routine for a bit
- The exposure for yourself in potentially meeting new clients, business partners and JV partners
- And you always leave a better person than you were when you went there
Most of the people I work with are in the US, so I make a point of attending local events. This gives me an opportunity to meet other business owners in the area. I just signed up to attend an event put on by The Unleashed Women’s Network named Start 2013 Strong by Creating a Strategic Marketing Plan. I know I will learn something from being there but the main incentive is to meet people. If you live in London you might want to check it out (oh, and obviously you need to be a woman).
The other event I am heading to is NAMS Workshop in Atlanta in Feb 8-10th. I am very excited about this event as they are bringing together over 30 successful internet marketers to run workshops on what is working for them in their businesses. If you are near Atlanta, or even if you aren’t (I am coming from the UK!), you should check it out.
If you end up at either of these events, make sure you find me and say, ‘Hi’.
I have been over to the US a few times to meet with people that are in various mastermind groups I have been in or to attend other events. Not only did I make some wonderful friends, I also developed business relationships and also met new clients.