Live events or retreats are a great way to bring your customers or clients together in one place. They give you the ability to meet them in person and share things with each other or just with them. Most, if not all of the direct sales companies do these, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. It doesn’t matter how big or small your business is. It’s possible to have a successful event with your customers or clients.
Planning one of these types of events can be frustrating, difficult, and could cause you to overlook your important tasks or you may find yourself missing appointments or deadlines. That’s not good for business, so the best solution to that is to hire a Virtual Assistant or Online Business Manager to handle it for you.
Depending on the event you want to plan and how much time you want to spend on it, it’s entirely possible to have your VA or OBM plan the live event or retreat from beginning to end. Before you make that decision, it’s a good idea to discuss this with your Virtual Assistant or Online Business Manager to make sure you both have an understanding of what will be needed and how it will need to be done.
Once you’ve found the right person to help you plan a live event or retreat for you, it’s time to have a meeting to lay out the plan to make sure she knows what you want her to do and how to handle problems that may arise. It’s also a good idea to set times when you can get together and share what’s been accomplished so far and how other things are going.
Choosing a date, time, and location are the most difficult things to do, but it must be completed first so you know how to handle the rest of the tasks. This task may be something you need to do since you’ll know your schedule and when you can accomplish everything leading up to the event. Coordinating meals, lodging, and transportation for your attendees is another thing you need to do and those things can be done by a VA or OBM.
Live events or retreats are the perfect way to bring your customers or clients together. You’ll have the ability to train them on new things or help them to reach success in their own lives. What you do will depend on what you offer and what you want to do, but you’ll have success when you have your Virtual Assistant or Online Business Manager help you plan your live event or retreat.