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Top 10 Reasons To Go A Convention Or Event For Your Business

Top 10 Reasons To Go A Convention Or Event For Your Business

1.  You get out of  "Dodge" 

You get Away from your computer and the daily chores.  It is a break from the norm AND has benefits.

2.  You CAN learn things IF you listen.

Most events have the latest updates to an industry.  Speakers from across the country are there to share the latest changes and prepare you for what may be coming. 

3.  Networking Opportunities

Most individuals going to a convention or event are there to network and expand their sphere of               influence so are very open to talking with you and accepting information you would like to share.

4.  Learn about the latest in technology.

Every industry has been touched in one way or another with advances in technology.  At the event             learn about the new elements and discuss with people how they are implementing the changes in             their business.

5.  Learn about your same business and how it is going in other parts of the country or State.                         

There are formal and informal opportunities to discuss business and what people are doing to make it work in their area.

6. Blog Content Ideas                                                                                                                                                        If you have a blog going, your mind is changing on how it processes information.When you hear or see something that is interesting, you immediately think about how you could take that information and turn it into an interesting post.

Below is the video blog of the recent Arizona Association of Realtors Midwinter Conference.  

 

7.  Twitter update prospecting with "Digital Citizens"

If you are involved in social media your mind thinks about updating your status in 140 characters. Today at most events there will be individuals there tweeting about what they are hearing.  The event will have a hastag # sequence assigned so Tweeps can follow the conversation at the event and meet people who use Twitter. The AAR Midwinter Conference was #aarwc 
 

Tweets from the event.

evo_terraI'm about to lead a talk to realtors on tools they can use to build their brands online. Any ideas? You're live on the big screen! #aarwc

tdhurst @evo_terrawrite and record a podiobooks! Teach ppl how to buy a home by chapter. #aarwc

michaeljbarber @evo_terra Biggest takeaway. Their online brand is not their site. It is component. Find their customers, make sure presence is there #aarwc

CarraRiley @PaulaMonthofer;( only 5% of NAR members are using Social Media.... It's fun try it #aarwc

Mary_R_RobertsSitting on panel in AAR #aarwc http://twitpic.com/17zfq7

SashaLopez Panel at #AARWC talking about tech tools agents need... @docusign was one of the 1st mentioned.

dscherer #aarwc #RPR love how @ohanrpr leans in to mic and uses one word or comment to make a point- "smart word"

CarraRiley @Mary_R_Roberts sharing mobile office tips must have smart phone and /or tablet computer #aarwc

ReggieRPR RT @CarraRiley: @Mary_R_Roberts sharing mobile office tips must have smart phone and /or tablet computer #aarwc (Mary's Awesome!)

housechick last session of the day at #aarwc: short sale and foreclosure issues, with michelle lind!

CarraRiley @PaulaMonthofer Article 12 must include brokerage name above the fold on social media sites #aarwc

dscherer #RPR #aarwc @ohanrpr great presentation - great sense of humor!

DocuSign [that's great!] RT @SashaLopez: Panel at #AARWCtalking about tech tools agents need... DocuSign was one of the 1st mentioned.

evanfuchs http://tweetphoto.com/14121802Region 1 getting down to business at AAR Region 1 Caucus. #aarwc

AARSuccess #aarwc is winding down. Regional caucuses are finishing, and the board of directors is up next. Then...goodbye Prescott! We had fun.

johnhallassoc RT @dpatricklewis: I'm xtremely proud to be part of @johnhallassoc. @jimsexton is awesome. His comments at #aarwc were right on. [*favorite]

CarraRiley @PaulaMonthofer social media is a buffet you do not need to select everything #aarwc

ndrewfreeman @evo_terra Tell them to be honest and transparent. I also agree w/ @jackalert that @posterous is a great tool #aarwc

dpatricklewis I am extremely proud to be a part of @johnhallassoc. Why? Because @jimsextonis teh awesome. His comments at #aarwc were right on.

Mary_R_RobertsTime for lunch with the WCR crew at AAR! #aarwc (@ Prescott Resort) http://4sq.com/aSdkMJ

 

8.  You don't have to make the bed!

Maid service in the hotel!  Room service too if you like! On Demand movies in bed.  Woo Hoo.

9.  SWAG

Cool give away stuff from the exhibitors.  While checking out the gifts you might find something that could help you in your business, meet the representatives, create a new relationship and even get some candy!

10.  The PARTIES!

Planned social events and then informal break out groups with tales that will STAY "in VEGAS!"  

Oh.. remember the digital pictures and video are out there and people ARE watching!

Speaking of Vegas and conferences!

Why not think about attending the 6th ActiveRain, RainCamp tmtraining in Las Vegas on April 1, 2010.

Reserve your spot before we run out of room

At RainCamp you will learn how to: 

·    Use Facebook and Twitter to Gain the Competitive Edge

·    Become the Online Mayor of Your Community

·    Use Hyper-Local Blogging to Land you on the First Page of Google

·    Convert Leads Into Closings

·    Effectively use Pay Per Click Advertising (SEM)

Get out of  Dodge,learn some new marketing and technology techniques, meet some people, see what others are doing across the country, get some new blog content ideas,  learn more about being a "digital citizen", get some free stuff and Partee

Kristal Kraft just had a featured post on the RainCamp in Denver, Colorado check it out!

Create a" Meet Up" with people you have been following on activerain!

It will be fun!  So Brad and Bob....what is the Hashtag# to follow? 

Let's get this party started!

 

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