You’ve just attended the most AMAZING event. You are on fire, pumped up and ready to take your business to levels never seen before. You know that this time will be different than the others. This time you are going to put as much effort into after the event as you did before the event. This time you truly will make a difference.
Attending a live event can be business-changing and even life-changing. You come away with great ideas and even better intentions, but then you return to your business, your family, your life, and what happens? Like so many, you immediately dive back in to your routine; catching up or just getting back into the day-to-day operations of running your business. Before you know it, days and maybe even weeks have gone by, and you haven’t implemented a single idea you gained from the event you attended. You’ve been so busy working that you’ve not had an opportunity to take action on the things you learned. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you get the most out of your event by taking the time now to put things into place. And we’re here to help.
Here are the top success-building steps to take after a live event:
Focus Focus Focus – After the overwhelm of the event, you have a million ideas and that’s exactly how it should be. What’s important though is to get a clear focus and vision on what steps need to be taken to make those visions a reality. Write them down. For example–I want to be able to do this. To do that, I need to do this. Which leads to our next tip, create a to-do list and follow through with that list.
Create to-do lists – Start creating detailed lists of what needs to be done. Be specific and clear on the work, the goals you hope to achieve, and who will be performing the work. Also, to make sure you accomplish all you need to, you should jot down timeframes for each task to be completed. And remember, you don’t have to do it alone; connect with those who can help.
Connect with your Team – As soon as possible when you return home, talk to your team if you have one, or to those who support you and start the process moving right away. Record the calls. This is your opportunity to just do a brain dump and get all those ideas out there. Maybe even call a special team meeting. You want to have your team as excited as you are about the possibilities that lay ahead. They are probably eager to hear what you have learned as this is going to affect them in a positive way, so get sharing. Also, it’s more than just talking; make assignments to those on your team who are going to help make this a reality. If you don’t have a team, then look elsewhere to get the help you need.
Hire Support – This is probably the best piece of advice. If you met someone at the event that offers the services you need, look them up and make that connection ASAP. If not, actively seek those who can assist you in implementing the ideas you just learned. For example, you know what you need now–InfusionSoft, marketing, autoresponders and so forth, so get out there and find someone who can help. This might be the time to find an online support specialist who can help you grow your business.
Follow up with those you meet – You probably made a lot of friends and connections at the event, and now is the time to follow up with them. Befriend them on Twitter and Facebook – look for them on LinkedIn. See if you can set up a time to chat again. This isn’t to sell them on your services. This is to continue the relationships you formed.
Get Writing – Start writing some of the tips you learned and add them to your newsletter and/or blog or your social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter. You have so much knowledge from the event and it’s in your unique perspective, so share it. Just make sure you acknowledge where you got the tips and give them credit. This can go a long way in helping others in deciding to attend that event next year when they see all that you got out of it. And speaking of which, make sure you let those who hosted the event know how much you appreciated it.
Send a thank you – Send the event hosts a sincere note of your appreciation. Yes, it’s great to acknowledge them on social media, but take it a step further and send a handwritten note of appreciation. It’s little things like this that make a huge difference. And remember your motives. You are not doing this to sell to them; you are doing this to honestly show them how much you appreciate what they did for you.
After the event is when the real magic happens. Make sure you include many of these steps in your game plan … and you’ll see just what a difference it makes in your success.
Terry L. Green, is the President of BizEase Support Solutions and with a team of qualified online support specialists, provides seamless online marketing implementation, technology and administrative support solutions to speakers and business coaches worldwide. Visit http://www.bizeasesupport.com to find out how partnering with BizEase can help you grow your business, have more time, and make more money. Article is free to be reprinted as long as bio remains.