In this edition of the Affiliate Buzz audio newsletter James Martell, successful publisher, speaker and author talks with wife and cohost Arlene Martell as they recap this year's Affiliate Summit West in Las Vegas.
Having attended these conferences for many years James and Arlene are a top resource in understanding what to expect, how to get the most out of your attendance and making sure it's worth your time and effort. Again this year they brought home valuable nuggets to share and tips on getting ready for next year!
With each conference having their own layout and varying twists they share that there's really no better way to kick off a conference than with the meat market. A meat market is literally a line of merchants set up in a "flea market" style with all the perks of their company on display. Each table has a representative ready to answer your questions, show you the inside of their company and of course offer to link up online.
If there is one thing Share-A-Sale is known for at these events it's their get acquainted kick off party. This year the Sunday night part was hosted 50 feet above the strip with a crystal clear dance floor that had unsurpassed views and full of excitement. Every year the kick off parties take affiliates and merchants by surprise and can easily be what you look forward to.
This year it wasn't only the Share-A-Sale party that deserved attention. Buy.at hosted their own party on Monday night where everyone had a chance to meet the team get acquainted with their company. With the perfect networking ambiance James shares this was one party everyone would want to attend.
Organizing Your Work Load for Efficiency and Success
But we don't attend Summit just for the parties, all though they are certainly worth attending. Rather we go to learn about everything new in the affiliate industry, meet potential merchants and improve your own business. James and Arlene discuss some of the sessions that were held this year and give a closer look at what the meat market has to offer.
As James discusses the day to day schedule of sessions and topics that were covered he and Arlene touch on the common complaint of information overload. With so much valuable information being laid on the table many attendees find themselves swallowed up by what is presented to them. The good news is information overload CAN be avoided.
Arlene shares practical tips for both the first time attendee and those who have been to events in the past. By scheduling your days and sessions intentionally you can focus your efforts in areas that will benefit your business above all else. She even shares how to manage the emotional crash that frequently follows your return home.
Listen to this edition of the Affiliate Buzz:
- Affiliate Summit West 2012 in Las Vegas
- Key Speakers and the meet market
- Preparation to get the most out of the event
- Tips to avoid information overload
To wrap up this edition James and Arlene discuss why attending these conferences is so important to your business. But just attending isn't enough. They share ways to prepare for your first conference and how you can get your discounted tickets for the upcoming Affiliate Summit Central in Auston Texas.
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