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Monday, 13 July 2015

Convention 2015 - Fun, Friendship and TONS of Learning!

Convention 2015 is over and most of us are home, or at least on the way home. It was a wonderful time, with business classes, creative sessions, extravaganza and the product premier. So much to learn! We have six gorgeous new paper packs and seven new ink colours which replace existing colours in the Enchantment collection. These new colours are so vibrant, they are excellent replacements! 

Would you like to get a preview of the paper packs and new inks? You will need to wait until September 1 to order, or come to my Sneak Peek Party! Details to come...

We had some great business classes presented by some amazing consultants! Brae Montgomery gave us some great tips on Long Distance Leadership. Brae told us to make use of Facebook, Twitter and other social media to communicate with our teams that are not close by. Make sure the name you use on social media is included on your business cards too! Hold monthly challenges or games with your team. Create a Get Connected My Crush album and challenge your team members to add photos and a note about themselves to the album. Also create a team PML album. Each month, send three PML cards (CTMH or handmade) to team members to add something that happened that month, and then return to be added to the album. Have a team meeting at least once a month. These can be in person, by phone or even online! Your meeting can also be recorded using applications such as Spreecast.com, which is similar to YouTube, but unlike YouTube which deletes the video after a certain time, Spreecast keeps it so your team members can go back and look at it months later. Brae also pointed out that a yearly survey is an excellent tool for getting feedback from your team. SurveyMonkey.com is simple to use and lets you tailor the survey to your needs. 

Brae pointed out a book that helped her and recommends to everyone to read - Lean In by Cheryl Sandberg. Something else to add to my reading wish list! 

That's it for this blog. Stay tuned for more blogs as I get them completed. With two dogs bugging me for attention (they were "on vacation" themselves at the kennel for the week we were in California) and a husband wanting my help with laundry, it is hard to get anything fun done! :-) But stay tuned and I hope to get at least one more done today. 

ADDENDUM: Hi again! Thank you to Kathy Marentette for letting me know I spelled Brae's name wrong! Sorry Brae!! It is now fixed...

Also, I found a whole page of info from Brae that I missed! 

Secret Sister Month - Pick a month to select secret sisters. I had never heard of this so had to go do some Googling. Besides being a Country music duo, secret sisters provide support to other consultants in the way of birthday cards, small gifts, or just an ear when we need someone to listen. 

Use your team members when you need help. Connect with your team members on a regular basis. If your team members are quite a distance from you and need some help or inspiration, see if a there is a team leader closer to them that can connect with.

Create small inspirational videos about what you are doing or are going to do, including clips from convention, Connecting events, etc. These can be used not only for team members, but also as aids when showing opportunities to potential downline. 

Now I have everything (or at least most) from Brae and will have another blog soon! 

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