I just returned from Raleigh, where I was a presenter at the Radiant Success Event. Even as one of the lead speakers, there’s an opportunity to get more out of an event than making sales (although that’s good too!), so I wanted to share some of the lessons I personally learned while there:
- Get Connected! Radiant Success was a great event, packed with a lot of information from speakers. Plus, unlike many events I’ve attended, the organizers: Janis Pettit, Adela Rubio and Marnie Pehrson had included time for attendees to work on their businesses. I found that the real business building happened after the lights dimmed for the day. It was making connections ‘after hours’ that have given me ideas and inspiration which I wouldn’t have gotten from the event alone. I also got to ask other presenters to expand on some of the ideas they had touched upon in their speeches.
- Get UNcomfortable! If you want to learn, you need to stretch a bit. After my presentation, I asked Bob “The Teacher” Jenkins, what he thought about it – honestly. It’s uncomfortable to ask for honest feedback, especially when we are vulnerable. Just hearing that it was great would help my self-esteem (yes, even the boldest have issues with self-confidence), but it wouldn’t help me improve. Bob, of course, was positive but constructive and now I know EXACTLY what to do next time to really rock!
- Get a Partner. One of the best things for me was expanding my partnership with Felicia Slattery. The ‘two-heads-are-better-than-one’ approach can really help expand an idea to help people get the point. Felicia and I see things similarly, but have different approaches. It helped our VIPs at the event solidify what they were learning. She and I also encouraged people at the event to find an accountability partner to keep up the action they were taking.
Did you come to Radiant Success – or attend another event recently? What lessons did you learn? Share your insights in the comments!