The last day was spirit day! Everyone was dressed in clever container colors or had on a clever shirt! Some even had on wigs! We started out with opening remarks and then talk about our new website that will be launching and is super exciting! We will have a wish list option, a frequently brought together, and tons of back office features including a wizard that will help train newbies! The current and new website will be totally different and more manageable. It was expressed that it will not launch until it is perfect and not to worry! I am not worried at all with the new website. Many people take change and cannot handle it, I embrace it!
After being introduced to new website we then learned about our new comp plan that will be changing when we launch the website. It will reflect more of what other direct sales do and will be adding a consistency bonus!
We then had a break out session where you could pick between different subjects that you wanted to learn more about on how to help your business. I deiced to go to Success from the start: recruiting Your Ideal Consultant and Creating a Team Culture of Excellence. It was very informative and the presenters gave out the slides that they had at the end of the session. One specific that I learned at that breakout session is to look for your ideal recruit someone that might have the same goals as you. Now remember you don’t just need recruits to build your business you need an ideal customer and ideal host. Each of those ideal people can be different. If you sign consultants who want to work, they will have success. In turn, your team will have success and you will have success!
After break we had lunch which was provided and then did Superhero shout outs! The directors and above decided on who they thought deserved those and each received a award and cape. One of them had to do with their spouse being in the military and the struggles for her. Another one had lost her spouse due to being sick. Of course when they were awarded they went in more detail about each of there struggles and why they received the award.
The next section was called Making lemonade from Lemons: overcoming obstacles to achieve Success. They had a few different directors tell there story about overcoming their health problems and how they are now in the business and how they worked through it. It was very inspirational and emotional. I will not go into detail of each because that is their story to share, but it helped me look at the bigger picture and how if they can do it anyone can!
We had another breakout session and I picked social media recruiting: grow your clever family. I do a lot with social media because I work full time and have a family that when have a few minutes I just post of different groups, so I thought I would get some helpful tips there. Which I did! It is very important to stay your self in these kinds of situations when you are talking to a potential recruit.
We had a break then we played “How Clever Are You? with everyone! Clever Trevor and Michelle were our host. Clever Trevor was in orange pants and a blue shirt! It was very neat because it is the clever container’s colors! There were 4 big boxes on the table and they read of our consultant numbers and the person that they called off got to go up there and answer the question once they got the answer right they got to pick a box. Once all boxes were done they still have clever cash (gift card) for more “How Clever are you?” questions. Guess who got called up? Yup this girl right here!!! When my number was first called I was like, “oh my, I think that’s my number! It was very bright and intimidating on that stage, but I was okay! I was asked: How many months is our RSO period? I said 3 and was correct!! I got $40 in clever cash!
All the fun was not over yet!!! When you go to conference one of the benefits is that you get to see the new products that will be released in the fall! After we saw all the new products they surprised us and said that we get to pick a napkin holder and that some of the kitchen products we will be able to start selling that Friday! It is always excited when something new comes out! Then they said we get one of a free napkin holder and handed out the show and tell bag! It is a bag that has a clear zipper on the front for your catalogs! It is a great marketing bag! I hope that all of my other direct sales friends will want one for their business too! We had a chance to look and purchase all of the new kitchen products that went on sale! I did purchase the Utility Station and it is on my husbands to do list to hang up still.
Once we were finished we all went out to dinner to try Chicago style pizza and went to bed to leave early the next morning to head up.
It was a wonderful conference and I can’t wait for the next one!
Thank you for taking the time to read about my conference experience!