Blogger? Homeschool parent? The 2to1 Conference is a gathering that increases friendships and business skills!
Here are 3 reasons why you already have friends at 2to1 Conference!
3 Reasons Why You Already Have Friends at 2to1 Conference!
I can tell you from experience that 2to1 Conference is well worth the trip and expense (even more so because tickets are free this year)! Of course, any conference needs to provide enough professional-growth opportunities to make it worthwhile. I keep thinking every year that I’m going to run out of things to learn at 2:1, but it never happens!
Each year I come away with tons of practical knowledge to grow our blogging and curriculum business at 7SistersHomeschool.com.
But the most important thing my 7Sisters and I come away with is MORE FRIENDS! Here are 3 reasons why YOU already have friends at 2to1 Conference!
Reason #1: It Worked for Us! Our 2to1 Conference Story
7Sister Sabrina was the first of our team to attend 2to1 Conference. While Sabrina gives the illusion of polish and extraversion, it’s just an illusion: she’s a true introvert. She’s told me it took her 30 minutes of prayer and pep talk to get out of her hotel room and to the Meet and Greet.
But she did it…and she had SO much fun! People welcomed her, talked to her like she was an old friend, gave her business contacts, invited her to sit with them in workshops! She loved every minute of the conference and came back to 7Sisters with lots of skills that helped our fledgling business and lots of new friends!
The next year, I joined her at 2to1 Conference. From the minute I got myself to the Meet and Greet, the ladies were welcoming me. From staff to fellow attendees, everyone was neighborly. I left that conference with loads of friends that I now look forward to seeing each year…AND many of those friends have become business friends in one form or another.
We’ve been back every year (and are now sponsors because we love 2:1)!
Reason #2: 2to1 is a Community that Networks and Builds-Up One Another!
2to1 Conference is not just a conference, it is a community. In fact, after the conference, the 2:1 Network Facebook Group stays active all year. The group provides frequent encouragement, business questions, observations and just plain staying connected with attendees and staff.
In fact, I’m part of a number of Facebook groups that I joined in order to have more “friend time” and to develop more business connections and skills. The networking is great (and has been a game-changer for 7SistersHomeschool.com’s success).
Reason #3: When You Pray Together, You Friend Together
Prayer and praise happens officially and informally at 2to1 Conference. We’ve attended prayer sessions and prayed with fellow attendees over coffee or supper. We’ve praised God together. God is so present at 2:1! When you pray together, you friend together!
When you come this year, start with the Meet and Greet. Bring your business cards or brochures and a smile. By the end of the session, you’ll find out that you already have friends at 2to1 Conference.
Attend keynotes, workshops, and special breakouts (wear yourself out with the late hours, it’s worth it!). Email everyone you can, add them to your social media, stay connected…then come back next year and see all your 2:1 friends–old and new!