I had the most amazing weekend. It really was a culmination to all the hard work I’ve done over the past few months. Sometimes when you keep your head down, it’s hard to see the progress. But this weekend was affirmation of that.
Rise Empowerment Conference 2017
This weekend I was a vendor at the Rise Empowerment Conference which was held in D.C. I decided to go as a vendor instead of a conference attendee because I wanted to stand out and have a designated area for conference attendees to speak with me. It was a great decision.
I had three goals going into the conference:
- (1) meet my target audience
- (2) build my list, and
- (3) sell my DIY contract templates.
I met a ton of wonderful and beautiful ladies – at all different stages of their business, all with different types of businesses (make-up artists, life coaches, matchmakers, hair stylists). It was great to connect with them in person and I look forward to continuing our relationship though social media. But at least now, the foundation of the face-to-face meeting is already there. In exchange for signing up for my list, I gave attendees a flash drive that had my Ultimate Contract Checklist and Ep. 16 – Reviewing Contracts Like a Boss. I added about 30 people to my list – an all-time record for just one day.
My last goal was a bit unrealistic because most people don’t even know how badly they need contract templates – so to whip out their wallet and spend $77 on the spot isn’t happening. But, I wasn’t bummed because I made some great connections and gained access to people who will bring way more.
The conference speakers were also really amazing. This is the first conference I’ve attended since booking my speaker gig – so I paid really close attention to the speakers, their presentation and techniques.
- Dayna Bolden – Fashion, hair and lifestyle blogger.
- Angela Walker and Rochelle Graham – co-founders of the Rise Empowerment Conference.
- Cici Gunn – The Six Figure Chick – her story is so inspiring!
- Necole Kane – of NecoleKane.com and xonecole.com – need I say more?
- Krystal Glass – Communications and Networking specialist.
- Nicole Melton – Branding extraordinaire of Melton Digital.
- Simona Noce – Public Relations Specialist.
Live Richer Academy – I’m an expert!
The next awesome thing on my calendar for the weekend was an “Ask The Expert” presentation for Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche’s Live Richer Academy. I spoke about estate planning and the importance of building a legacy. I also offered a DIY Estate Planning Kit that is basically the $500 consultation I offer to my clients who want to get their affairs in order right away, but either don’t need a will (yes you can do this without a will) or they don’t have the funds for the full caboodle.
This episode is packed way more that I could mention here.
I’ll be taking a few weeks off – from the podcast – to develop more content, prepare for my professor gig, and run my law firm. Y’all know how to find me!
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