Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Stampin Up Convention - Final Day!

The last day of convention - filled with the last of my classes and as much as I could get done in the Demo Resource Center. In my first class on Friday, I AM HAVING FUN with Shannon West she talked about the science of fun and things we can do to make our classes and events include more fun! As you can see she is free-style dancing on stage with a fellow demonstrator - FUN!

In my 2nd Class on Saturday at Convention 2012, I AM EARNING AN INCENTIVE TRIP  with Karen Hauley, Jill Hilliard, Meg Holland, and Cynthia Millan, they shared various things they have done with their business to earn an incentive trip. The general consensus was - once you earn, you will never stop earning it! One person commented that she was $17 short of earning a trip and when she earned it she discovered that the person that helped her reach that final step of earning the trip was her husband - awwww how sweet!

If you would like more information about how to earn a free cruise on the Western Caribbean on the Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas - contact me! Another trip to earn is a weekend getaway to San Diego, California. How exciting to earn either trip for you and a guest! This is the 1st time that Stampin Up is allowing demonstrators in all markets (US, Canadian, Hispanic, South Pacific, German, etc...) to come together on this trip - how cool!

My last class of the day and for Convention 2012 was I AM OPEN FOR BUSINESS with Carrie Cudney. She shared what other demonstrators are doing and again stressed the importance of technology in your business. I'm thinking about doing videos now, but I need to figure out how! I love watching You Tube videos for various techniques and would love to share my versions with you. When I figure that out and get started I will let you know!

Stampin Up has been in the Canadian Market for 10 years now and they invited all Canadian demonstrators to march across the stage for such a wonderful achievement!

Shelli Gardner talked about Stampin' Up's 10-year partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) and how each year there is a stamp set that when purchased a $3 donation is made to the RMHC. This year's stamp set is Moving Forward - and EVERYONE got this stamp set FREE!!!!

Shelli Gardener also shared this year's Heart of Stampin Up winner - Lee Conrey! She holds many many fundraisers in her community with the help of her local demonstrators.

Funny story - one of my fellow demonstrators in my area (and friend) Carol Gatton, was called by Stampin' Up a couple of weeks before convention. They asked if she would be okay with them calling her up to the stage during convention. (She didn't tell us about it until we were at the airport!) They said they always like to call in advance because some people would not want to go on stage. They wouldn't give her any details but said it would be worth her while. 

She worried about it the whole time at convention unsure what they were going to make her do. Finally, on the last day, in the final hour,  they called her name (along with 6 other demonstrators) and asked them where they are from and what their favorite part of convention was. Afterwards it was revealed that these ladies were called up because they represented the area where the Fall Regional Events would be taking place! They gave her a voucher to be used towards her Fall Regional registration fee! Even more exciting is that our event will be in Chattanooga - about 2 hours from home!

There are so many things to do at a Stampin Up Convention. There was never any real down-time other than when it was time to sleep! Which for me is great!!! I hope next year you will join me at convention and enjoy the inspiration and friendships you find at convention!

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  2. Thanks Terry! I actually already do subscribe to your blog. I'm loving the Halloween projects!!