Attending live events will jumpstart your online business. Even though we work primarily on the Internet, you will find that it is still a people business. Connecting with prospects and learning what’s new in your industry will be a benefit to you in more ways than you can imagine. Live events give you the opportunity to meet people face to face and build relationships; help you to focus on your business and not be distracted; and also allow you to get your specific questions answered.
Meeting the people you are learning from and doing business with face to face will make a huge difference. I recently had the chance to spend several days with a group of people whom I had not met in person before, and it is an experience I will never forget. If you have been on webinars or teleseminars with people in the past, it is great to finally be able to put a name with a face. After just a few hours you will feel like you have known them forever. I like to give everyone a big hug to let them know just how much it means to me to meet them in person. It is also much more likely we will be able to do joint ventures together in the future.
Attending a conference or workshop also helps you to escape the distractions of day to day life. While you are there you can focus entirely on yourself and your needs, and totally immerse yourself in the training. There are no phones to answer or family members expecting your time and attention, which gives your mind a break from your traditional routine. By taking notes and interacting with others who are there for the same reason, your business is bound to grow by leaps and bounds.
Another benefit of spending two or three days at a training event is to be able to get your specific questions answered completely. The idea is to choose events where the trainers will be available throughout the day and evening to discuss your particular situation. There is nothing quite like asking someone with years of experience and a successful online business to take a look at your website or blog. Getting their perspective on what you want to do on the Internet is priceless.
Take a look at where you are currently and see which workshop will best suite your needs. Plan ahead so that you can take those days off from what you are doing to attend the event. I’m sure you will agree that this is the best time you will ever spend on building your online business.