There are many direct sales vendors who live in an area that either does not host vendor events or cannot attend for a variety of reasons. But fear not, there are people who organize and offer online vendor events for direct sales consultants. How do you know what is a good one though?
First, decide what you want to see from an online vendor event. Do you want sales, do you want to be able to do a
presentation, and are you concerned about cost or time frame availability? Then, you can sit down and locate events and decide if they are worth it for you.
What to Look for:
Convenience – With an online event, you will be given a time slot. You may be able to select or it may be assigned to you. With this, you want to make sure the time frame is convenient for the most amount of people. For this reason, you may not want an 11 pm PST slot as all the people on the east coast will likely be asleep.
Advertising– Have you seen a fair bit of advertising for the event or if you are getting in early, do they plan to do quite a bit? Has it been done before and has a reputation fo
r being a good event? Ask the organizers if they can provide you with buttons, banners or other methods of advertising to use. If there is a Facebook event set up, make sure to get an invitation so you can invite everyone you know.
Time – How much time do you get for your presentation? Look for events where you are given between thirty minutes and an hour. This gives you time to do a short presentation as well as answer questions people have. More than an hour and people will get bored and leave.
Come back Wednesday for part 2