I really haven't written much about my experience at Stampin' Up's! 2012 Leadership. It was my first time attending, all I can say is WOW!! I'd heard that Stampin' Up! treats their demonstrators royally…they do!! Leadership bag, lots of freebies, make-and-takes, and excellent training and seminars are all benefits of attending.
However, what most struck me was the genuineness of the home office staff. It was so obvious that each one loves what they do … and have a FANTASTICALLY FUN time doing their jobs. Not only that, but I could tell they were having a fun time hosting the leadership event for those demonstrators who attended. Thank you, Stampin' Up!, for being such a great company to be associated with!
I was able to attend the following seminars and would love to share a bit about them.
The first one was Sharing the Stampin' Up! Opportunity, led by Brian Pilling. This was a repeat of his presentation at last year's convention, but since I wasn't able to attend then, the information was all new to me. He walked us through the different levels on the Staircase of Interaction. My take-away from this session is that in the initial communication phases, those people I'm interacting with are most concerned about themselves and the impression they're making. My focus has to be on making them feel comfortable and establishing a communication connection with them.
I also attended a Title Benefits seminar led by Bonnie Thurber. I so appreciated her honesty and encouraging words. She shared with us ways to make the most of our Stampin' Up! title as demonstrator. But what I will most remember from her presentation is something she shared at the end. The thought is something like this – In our quest to grow our business, we must not forget who we are and what we have. What I have (and share) DOES make a difference in the lives of others. Thank you Bonnie!
Amy Swartz and Paula Critchlow led a seminar about Including a New Generation in Your Stamping Business which was informative and enlightning to this over age 50 demonstrator. My takeaway from this presentation is that I'm going to have to move into the world of cell phone texting. (Can you believe that I currently do not text?!)
The final presentation I attended was led by Carrie Cudney and was entitled Why Women Buy. She shared that as women, we want it the way we want it!! and are not just seeking a product to buy, but instead are looking for the perfect answer.
There were other presentations as well and my Stampin' Up! cup was filled to overflowing!!
Maybe you are someone who is looking for a business opportunity that is both rewarding and fun. If so, please feel free to contact me to learn more about the Stampin' Up! opportunity and maybe next year you can join me at Leadership.
In the meantime, have fun stampin' it up!