There are many reasons to attend a live event. You are given free reign to explore your future plans, chart a new course for your business and have fun doing both.
1. Get out of your comfort zone. Many wouldn't call this a plus, but how can your business grow doing the same thing over and over again? For one, you'll get bored. If you are used to seeing people through their words, now you can put a name to a face and so can they. Stretch your business self with interesting people and thought-provoking seminars. Well known speakers use live events to share their "serects" with the attendees.
2. Meet people with similar goals. It is refreshing to hold a conversation with someone who understands where you are coming from. If you are new to business, even the experts can remember back and give you practical advice on how to go from where you are to where they are and beyond.
3. Begin a few joint ventures. Businesses partner with other businesses all the time. If you each have something that can benefit the other, it can be a match made in heaven or at least in cyberspace. But, you may not get the chance unless you attend a live event. When you get to see and hear their plans, you can make a confident decision that this person will be great to work with. When potential partners meet you it quickly builds the know, like, trust factor.
4. Build your business. Oh, yeah, there is this one. There will be people from all walks of life with the same goal - grow their business. You will get business cards, photo and these days video opportunities, business materials, not to mention possibly drinks by the pool with others who are more than willing to talk with you about how to take your business to the next level.
Posted - Matt Allely (Article by Linda Hampton).