As we discussed in the last installment, Valuation Expo was started on three founding principles -- Learn, Network, and Prosper. We've already covered the learning aspect. Today, we continue our in depth look with the networking component to show you how to best leverage your Valuation Expo experience.
We've all heard the old adage, "It's not what you know, but who you know that matters". That can especially be said of the appraisal industry. Valuation Expo is the place to be to meet potential clients, discuss current events with your peers, and demo new appraisal products and technology.
The tradeshow floor is a who's who of the top appraisal industry companies who are all looking to speak with appraisers about potential opportunities. Attendees who use their time wisely here will reap the benefits of networking. Here's what a few of our attendees had to say about Valuation Expo:
Carl Grissom told us, "I am a VA approved appraiser. If I hadn't been at Valuation Expo and spoke to the representatives at the VA booth, I wouldn't have gotten on their panel and I probably wouldn't be appraising today."
Ernie in Cincinnati OH said, "The very first Valuation Expo I attended, over a decade ago, I returned to the office with $30,000 in new business. Needless to say Valuation Expo was the best investment I ever made, in myself, and in my business."
Be sure to check out this YouTube video of what other attendees had to say about last year's Valuation Expo.
It's a small world and technology is making the world smaller as communication with someone across the country is so much easier. Social networking is increasing the amount of people you can connect with on a daily basis. With this in mind, we offer the 2014 Valuation Expo Mobile Device App which will allow you to share contact information with other attendees, exhibitors and sponsors. But we don't want you to virtually meet everyone. We want you to "press the flesh". Come armed with the right attitude, a warm smile, a firm handshake and loads of business cards.
The average professional has about 3,500 direct connections either through business or their personal life. Valuation Expo is the place to bolster your numbers and meet real people and convert that into real dollars. If you don't need any continuing education, you should attend the conference with a trade show pass and expand your universe of contacts. You will receive access to the trade show floor the whole time it is open as well as access to the opening reception, lunch, and cocktail hours.
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Stayed tuned for our look at how to Prosper at Valuation Expo…
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