It sounds cliché, but members will tell you from their own experiences
that Conference & Show is career and life-changing. However, those
same folks also understand that it’s a time commitment and a cost – one
that pays dividends. But, to make those dividends attainable,
Auctioneers must start preparing now. With proper planning, it can be
Want to attend? Follow these steps:
NAA Conference and Show reality step No. 1. Block the dates like an auction
Go to your calendar and mark July 11-15 as the dates you’ll be in
Columbus, Ohio, for Conference & Show. Treat this as a booked
auction or any other important calendar item.
NAA Conference and Show reality step No. 2. Ease the cost
You don’t have to pay for Conference & Show in one lump sum right
before the event. The NAA offers a payment plan as well as an early bird
discount. If you take advantage of these options, you can better focus
on Conference & Show and all of its advantages as the event nears.
Look for pricing and availability updates from NAA in email, mailed
pieces and from the NAA Facebook page!
NAA Conference and Show reality step No. 3. Find a travel buddy
Sharing gas costs as well as hotel bills can significantly shrink your
travel budget. Plus, everything is more fun with a friend.
NAA Conference and Show reality step No. 4. Pair Conference & Show with a family vacation
Since you’ll already be traveling away from home, extend the benefits of
Conference & Show by tacking a family adventure onto the trip. See
the sights in Columbus with your family, or look at the map and
determine what spots make sense to hit with family before or after the
NAA Conference and Show reality step No. 5. Remember – some is better than none
Can’t swing five days away? No problem – if you can’t commit to the
whole conference, reap the benefits of attending just one or two days by
taking advantage of NAA’s one-day and two-day passes.
Following these steps can have long-term career benefits. With each
Conference and Show, you’ll walk away with a new tip or relationship
that can help further your auction career.
For example, a quick lesson at the Tech Bar can take what’s now a
three-hour task to a 10-minute task. Or, learning about another member’s
operations can lead you to outsource a service and increase efficiency.
The bigger picture is that members are there and are essentially opening
up their play books and sharing everything with those willing to learn.
That level of networking at Conference & Show is invaluable and can
mean a significant portion of a regular attendee’s business can be tied
to relationships built at the event.
The thought is if someone is going to do business with you, they have to
like you. And they can’t like you unless they know you and your
business. It really is all about getting out and getting to know people –
something guaranteed not to happen if someone stays at home. With all
of that in mind, the opportunities at Conference & Show can seem
endless. And, missing out on those opportunities can be far more costly
than the financial investment for a few days.
If you’re still on the Conference & Show fence, envision the results
of breaking free of what can seem like isolation throughout a year for
those who are self-employed. If you spend most of your time in my office
by yourself, you can feel disconnected. Conference and Show is a
perfect remedy and will have you feeling connected, rejuvenated and
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