I was fortunate to be able to travel to Orlando, FL last weekend for the Stampin' Up Leadership Conference. They're celebrating 25 years as a company and they treated us well! :) Last year was my first year to attend Leadership and I really loved all the business tips that I walked away with. This year did not disappoint. They had several new product announcements and lots of new things they're going to try out.
My favorite breakout session was presented by Brandi Barnard and Meg Daves called "Creating a Blueprint for Success." They talked about a new tool available to demonstrators that will help us figure out how much each card or project will cost. I think that's one of the toughest things for me: creating a project that is cost effective. One of the things they said was that we needed to create a track for our business because you "can't get off track if you don't have a track to be on." One of my goals for the year is to figure out my "track".
Another session I attended was called "Meet New People, Find New Faces" by Shannon West. I've seen her present several times and she always has a good presentation. She gave us 10 different areas to think about to meet new people. I know I need to be better about telling people about what I love. I meet lots of new people every week and I don't tell them how cool Stampin Up is.
Holly Linford and Lynsay Mahon presented a session called "Success Strategies to Empower Your Downline." I loved how Lynsay broke down the needs of someone new to Stampin' Up and talked about how to help them weed through it all. I know I am so thankful that my upline took time with me when I joined. One of the highlights of Leadership was getting to meet all my fellow Pals (my upline's group) and talk with them in person. Here's a photo of us from pajama night.