Luck Favors the Prepared

With less than a week till the big event, now is the perfect time to make sure YOU are ready for all Sales Convention has to offer! From timely tech tips to savvy networking strategies and everything in-between, our handy list of reminders below will help get you ready for every turn of fortune!

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR SALES CONVENTION MOBILE APPFind important event information, develop your customized agenda and connect with other attendees. It’s like having a convention concierge at your fingertips!

GET THE EVENT APP:

  • Access the App Store on iOS devices or the Play Store for Android, or use the QR code to access the site.
  • Search for “CrowdCompass AttendeeHub” (developed by CrowdCompass, Inc.). Once you’ve found the app, tap either Download or Install.

FIND THE SALES CONVENTION EVENT:

  • Open the app on your device and type “Berkshire” in the search box. (The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Sales Convention 2018 should appear on your list.)
  • Tap the name of the event to open/download it to the app.  Enter the password: “innovation2018”

GET THE BHHS LIGHTS APP:

  • Access the App Store on iOS devices or the Play Store for Android or use the QR code to access the site.
  • Search for “BHHS Lights”
  • Allow access. During Tuesday’s General Session, you’ll be prompted to open the app and “Join the Light Show”.

KNOW YOUR APP STORE PASSWORD. If you prefer to wait to download the apps, make sure you know your app store password, so we can assist you when you check in.

TRAVEL WISELY. Save time AND money by arranging for Super Shuttle service with a great discount. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Sales Convention 2018 – discount code: VDDNB, http://group.supershuttle.com/group-page/berkshire-hathaway-ground-transportation/

RESEARCH THE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AND UNIVERSITY PRESENTERS and jot down any specific questions or issues you may have relevant to their presentation topics or your business.

CONSIDER BUDDYING UP WITH A COLLEAGUE TO SHARE WHAT YOU LEARN. This collaboration not only fosters healthy business partnerships, it can also expand the benefits of attendance when you attend separate sessions.

MAKE PLANS TO CONNECT! The mobile app has a current list of attendees who have agreed to share their info. Send a friendly email now to those you’d like to meet up with and make plans to see each other 1:1 in San Antonio. Try to pick a specific time and place and don’t forget to exchange mobile numbers in case a change of time/venue is needed.

REMEMBER YOUR BUSINESS CARDS. Take plenty of cards to help new acquaintances remember you, and don’t forget to request cards from your new contacts for follow-up purposes after the event.

CHECK IN ONSITE EARLY.

Full Registration attendees will receive a coveted copy of Brian Buffini’s latest book – but only why supplies last!

BE A PARTICIPANT, NOT A SPECTATOR. Ask questions, discuss key issues with colleagues and take notes. This will help you stay engaged during the sessions AND remind you of all you learned when you return home.

STAY FOR THE ENTIRE CONVENTION. You made the effort to get there. Don’t miss something amazing by arriving late or leaving early. See the full schedule of events.

DEVELOP A FOLLOW-UP PLAN. Outline the objectives and strategies you want to implement after the convention. If possible, call or send a brief message to the people you connected with at convention within the first seven days. If you can mention something relevant to a topic you shared, even better.

GET SOCIAL! BHHS Events is now on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Connect with us today!

For full event details, visit us at www.bhhsevents.com. Still haven’t registered to attend Sales Convention? Onsite registration will open at 1:00 pm (CST) on Saturday, March 3 in Hall 2 of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

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A to B in 1-2-3!

San Antonio’s public transportation system is couldn’t be easier. Called VIA Metropolitan, its 89 bus lines and downtown streetcar service are extensive, convenient and super affordable. VIA can get you from the airport to your downtown hotel, facilitate your site-seeing excursions, or transport you to a nearby hot spot. To plan your routes ahead of time, try VIA’s trip planning service.

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Halloween Spooky San Antonio-Style

In San Antonio, it doesn’t have to be Halloween to get your thrills and chills! San Antonio’s storied past is full of tragic urban legends and ghostly tales. As one of America’s oldest cities, San Antonio has over three centuries of spooky stories rife with spine-chilling moans and groans, sightings and scary reports.

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Aimée Mullins: Opportunity vs. Adversity

At first glance, Aimée Mullins seems like the quintessential middle-class “hometown girl made famous.” On the surface, her bio reads like this:

Hailing form Allentown, Pennsylvania, Aimée Mullins played softball, she raced in downhill skiing in High School, delivered the local newspaper, won a scholarship to Georgetown University’s School for Foreign Service. Oh, and she ran track and field at Georgetown. She competed in world-class races, became an Olympian, was recognized in Sports Illustrated magazine, did some acting, did some modeling,
and so on…

Wonderful accomplishments, to be sure, but some might think that these are only somewhat better than average accomplishments for a talented, wholesome, beautiful young American woman born into opportunity… until that second glance.

Opportunity vs. Adversity

Upon second glance, you learn that Aimée Mullins was born with a challenging condition called fibular hemimelia—which basically means she was born missing her fibula bones. The doctor who delivered her told her parents she would never walk and would need life-long care. As a result of the condition, at age one, amputation of both legs below the knee was the only option.

However, that was only the beginning of Aimée’s story, you see, Aimée believes you achieve great things “because of” adversity and not “in spite of” it. For Aimee, the grind has proven over and over to hone the edge of her success. That is her life experience.

Now, review that list of accomplishments from your first glance:

  • She played softball in the regular youth league and even won the record for stolen bases—on prosthetics.
  • At Georgetown University, she competed against able-bodied athletes in NCAA Division I track and field events and is the first double-amputee in history, of any gender, to compete in the NCAA.
  • Majoring in History and Diplomacy at Georgetown, at age 17, she became the youngest person to ever hold a top-secret security clearance at the Pentagon, where she worked as an intelligence analyst during her summer breaks.
  • She was the first athlete in the world to utilize the “Cheetah” woven-carbon-fiber prosthetic sprinting “blades;” she went on to compete in the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta and was profiled in LIFE magazine and the inaugural issue of Sports Illustrated for Women.
  • More than an athlete, Aimée delved into the world of modeling in 1999 as a fashion model for British design Alexander McQueen, opening his legendary London show on decoratively-carved wooden prosthetics designed to look like boots. Featured in dozens of magazines, People named her one of “50 Most Beautiful People in the World.”
  • In 2002, she boldly stepped into film as a cheetah woman (and five other characters) in Matthew Barney’s art film, Cremaster 3.
  • Regarded in the world of sports as a pioneer, Mullins was elected to represent all American female athletes as President of the Women’s Sports Foundation—an organization founded by another pioneer in women’s sports, Billie Jean King—from 2007-2009.
  • And, while Sports Illustrated named her one of the “Coolest Girls in Sports,” she is also listed as one of the “Greatest Women of the 20th Century” in the Women’s Museum in Dallas, Texas where one of her blade prosthetics is on display.
  • A 2009 Kenneth Cole campaign initiative called “25 Years of Non-Uniform Thinking” saw Mullin’s image splashed across billboards nationwide.
  • In February 2011, she passed another cultural milestone by being named as the new Global Brand Ambassador to the beauty brand L’Oreal Paris.
  • On the international stage, she was appointed, along with Teresa Edwards, as Chef de Mission for the United states at the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London. This role, considered by the United States Olympic Committee to be its highest honor, conferred the position of “leader of the U.S. delegation” to the Games.
  • Also in 2012, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appointed Mullins to the Empower Women and Girls Through Sports Council.

To-date, Mullins has more than 16 film and television credits, has been featured in dozens of books and magazines, and interviewed on dozens of talk shows. Her likeness graces exhibits in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.; both the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Track and Field Hall of Fame in New York City;  the NCAA Hall of Fame in Indianapolis, Indiana; the Victoria and Albert Museum, as well as the Tate Modern, in London; and the Women’s Museum, in Dallas, Texas.

Mullin’s appearances on TED Talks have garnered huge followings with transcripts now translated into more than 30 languages.

In 2016, Aimée married English actor Rupert Friend, perhaps known best for his Emmy-nominated portrayal of Peter Quinn on the Showtime hit series Homeland. 

This spring, don’t miss YOUR opportunity as Aimée shares her story with the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices family. We’re sure you’ll be riveted by her relentless drive, intrigued by her challenges and inspired to reach your own heights. Register today!

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The Coffee Connection

Successful networking is how you get referrals, make lasting connections and build your personal brand. An easy way to do it is by setting up a casual meeting over coffee … at Sales Convention!

Local Brews—San Antonio Style

This weekend, legions of coffee drinkers the world over will celebrate International Coffee Day with a hot cup of joe. Seems the combination of good coffee and good conversation never goes out of style. For an early morning pick-me-up or late evening wrap-up this spring, “Seattle’s finest” has nothing on San Antonio. Just steps away from the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, you’ll find loads of unique meetup spaces. To help you narrow down your favorites, we’re including one reviewer quote describing each location (in alphabetical order). Read on for more…

Now that you know where to go to connect with great people and great java, make sure you get there … to Sales Convention, that is! Value Plan Registration ends November 30, 2017. Firm up your plans today!

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Brian Buffini: Keynote Speaker Extraordinaire

So, is it his lilting Irish brogue? The mystique of being a foreigner? The adversity of his accident? Being more than broke because of medical bills? Earning millions, then losing it all, then gaining millions again? Could it have been the words of wisdom from his mother, Therese Buffini: “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it”. Maybe. Or, perhaps it’s just what he chose to do with the hand he’d been dealt.

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