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7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Experience at the 2024 National Training Convention

The 2024 National Training Convention is just around the corner, and whether you're a seasoned attendee or a first-timer, maximizing your experience at this event is key to gaining valuable insights, expanding your network, and advancing your professional development. With a plethora of workshops, networking opportunities, and on-site experiences, it's essential to plan your itinerary strategically. Here's a guide to ensure you make the most out of this exciting convention:

1. Attend the Welcome Reception:

Start your convention journey on the right foot by attending the welcome reception. This is your chance to mingle with fellow attendees, reconnect with acquaintances, and make new connections in a relaxed atmosphere. Don't be shy—introduce yourself, exchange contact information, and strike up conversations. You never know where a casual chat might lead!

2. Play Networking Bingo:

Networking bingo is a fun and interactive way to engage with other attendees while expanding your professional network. Grab your bingo card, mingle with peers, and check off boxes as you meet individuals who fit the descriptions on your card. It's a great icebreaker and can lead to meaningful connections throughout the event.

3. Visit All Vendor Booths:

The vendor booths at the convention offer a wealth of information about the latest products and services. Take the time to explore each booth, ask questions, and collect handouts. You might discover new solutions to challenges you're facing or find opportunities for collaboration with industry partners.

4. Participate in On-Site Experiences:

This year’s NTC is full of on-site interactive experiences, curated just for you. Stop by the 2024 goal wall to submit your goals for this year, be a part of the Equis Effect (link to EE) by submitting a charity near and dear to your heart, cast your vote at our marble voting walls, and make memories with your friends and fellow agents in the photo booth. Make your mark and find out what it truly means to be a part of The Agent’s Company!

5. Be On Time and Prepared to Learn:

Punctuality and preparation are crucial for maximizing your learning experience at the convention. Review the event schedule in advance, plan your day accordingly, and arrive on time for workshops and sessions. Bring note-taking materials, electronic devices, and any other resources you may need to fully engage with the content.

6. Decide Which Breakouts to Attend:

With a wide array of breakout sessions available, it's essential to prioritize your attendance based on your interests and learning objectives. Take some time to review the breakout information

provided on the event website, read session descriptions, and identify which topics align with your professional goals.  View the breakout session schedule in advance, by clicking here.

7. Attend the Cocktail Reception:

End your convention experience on a high note by attending the cocktail reception on Saturday evening. This is a fantastic opportunity to unwind, reflect on what you've learned, and network in a more informal setting. Celebrate your achievements, and leave the convention feeling inspired and motivated.

In conclusion, the 2024 National Training Convention offers opportunities for learning, networking, and professional growth. By following these tips and making the most out of each aspect of the event, you'll ensure that your experience is both enriching and rewarding. So, get ready to dive in, connect with your peers, and take your career to new heights!


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