What To Expect At National Conference
So far, NC has been a whirlwind. I’m sure that’s even more true for the girls than for their hubbies.
Just a general run down for the guys who may come in future years, here’s more or less what to expect from days one and two of the National Conference Experience:
Day One is about getting to conference. Traveling to Atlanta meant a 4 hour derive from Morristown, TN for Holley and myself. Once we arrived, we checked in to the Omni hotel, we got Holley registered for NC and then had a team dinner for those girls on the team who were also here already (@Cheesecake Factory… Remember what I said about the Baja Fresh Tacos). Just so you know, we got there at 7:30 and left at 11:30.
For the guys, a group got together. And went to an Atlanta Braves baseball game. Last year we went to a Columbus Clippers baseball game. That made for good times and I met several other husbands.
Day 2 is really the first day of NC for Thirty-One. Before the majority of attendees arrive they do a Director’s day. While this year guests are allowed to attend most of the general sessions, the specific classes are for consultants only, so for the guys, it’s mostly a fend-for-yourself day. I took the opportunity to visit the Georgia Aquarium with another H.O.T. Linn Hudson and to have dinner with him & Ethan Crockett. Good times, again.
I will say that there were tons of opportunities to take photos of Holley, her girls, & the venue. Being the official photographer for Team Cox is a great reason to get cool camera gear, but it comes with the responsibility of actually taking decent photos. I enjoy that anyway. The other thing I try to keep in mind is that great photos are essential to a great newsletter. Since I’m deeply involved with the newsletter, training materials, and Holley’s general “Brand,” I’m constantly on the lookout for pictures to fill those spots.
I know some of the other H.O.T.s have gone golfing and maybe even fishing together while their wives are doing their things. There’s a ton of networking opportunity, regardless of your interests.
What are some fun things to do in downtown Atlanta?