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Countdown to National Conference

raebates

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Every year I do a countdown. I like to include lots of tips, both for NC and for travel in general. Feel free to add your own suggestions.


Today is April 11. There are 92 days until the beginning of National Conference.

Have you chosen your workshops? Registration opens tomorrow. You can go on CC now and download the workshop list/descriptions. This will give you some time to decide exactly which workshops address your needs.
 

mailgirl1978

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This will be my first!!!! Can't wait to read all the tips!
 

ChefMary412

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Is registration refundable? I want to register right away... but need an out just in case.

I am looking forward to the tips too... as this will be my first year!!
 

ChefBeckyD

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Is registration refundable? I want to register right away... but need an out just in case.

I am looking forward to the tips too... as this will be my first year!!

Yes, it's refundable.

A few years back, I was registered to go, but ended up having a baby prematurely. My registration was refunded.
 

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Yeah! I FINALLY decided to JUST DO IT! :) Looking forward to meeting everyone - are we having a Chef Success gathering? I am in Track B too ... the only thing I know for sure is that I agreed to sleep on a cot/air mattress to make the room cheaper AND I am having dinner with my group/Director Monday night at Navy Pier. Other than that, not sure yet ... what kind of clothes should we pack? Just business casual type clothes? Do we need anything dressy?
 

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Yes, it's refundable.

A few years back, I was registered to go, but ended up having a baby prematurely. My registration was refunded.


Last year I think it was refundable up until middle of June. The rules/info will have the exact date.
 

sandilou

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Does anyone remember how many workshops we can sign up for?

TIA,
Sandi
 

esavvymom

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There are only 3 workshops slots on the schedule... :D
If you go to the Training Tab and select the National Conference page, you'll find the agenda/schedule, as well as the workshop descriptions of what is offered.
 

sandilou

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I couldn't remember if they ran a couple back to back or not. I was hoping for more than 3 b/c they look really good this year! :thumbup:

Sandi
 

esavvymom

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I couldn't remember if they ran a couple back to back or not. I was hoping for more than 3 b/c they look really good this year! :thumbup:

Sandi

We technically get a 4th- because the last general session will be the Guest Keynote speakers talking to all of us. But smaller workshop sessions- just 3.

We'll have to hope they put the rest online in the Audio Training section like they usually do. :)
 

lesliec

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I keep hearing people talk about what track they are in. What does this mean and how do we know?
I am semi planning to go. I need to make some money before I can sign up. We own a landscape business, so I will have to be able to pay for all day care for my kids while DH is working that week.
 

esavvymom

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I keep hearing people talk about what track they are in. What does this mean and how do we know?
I am semi planning to go. I need to make some money before I can sign up. We own a landscape business, so I will have to be able to pay for all day care for my kids while DH is working that week.


All of the info is on the Consultant Corner NC page.
https://www.pamperedchef.com/repsonly/activities_events/conferences/natl_conf.jsp

But it just has to do with which workshop times you will be in. It's based on who your highest upline is (Nat.Ex.Direct, Sr. Exec Direct, etc). EVERYONE is attending the same time in July- 12th-15th....unlike past years when we were in different Waves and folks were scheduled to attend conference on different dates. Open the different documents and you'll see what information we all have to date.

*Sorry Rae...your thread got highjacked! ;)*
 

raebates

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*Sorry Rae...your thread got highjacked! ;)*

Nope, this isn't a hijack. It's exactly what this thread is for.

Yeah! I FINALLY decided to JUST DO IT! :) Looking forward to meeting everyone - are we having a Chef Success gathering? I am in Track B too ... the only thing I know for sure is that I agreed to sleep on a cot/air mattress to make the room cheaper AND I am having dinner with my group/Director Monday night at Navy Pier. Other than that, not sure yet ... what kind of clothes should we pack? Just business casual type clothes? Do we need anything dressy?

We haven't heard anything yet about a CS gathering.

The official PC guidelines say business casual with no denim or shorts. Now, people will argue with that, but that's always been the official word from the HO. Unless they change that this year (which I don't see happening), that's the guideline.
 

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Today is April 12. Registration opens today. There are only 91 days left until the start of National Conference.

Are you registered? I will be as soon as registration opens. I'm checking every 15-20 minutes.

Do you have a plan for hotel reservations? If not, get on the ball!

Now, go to CC and check out all of the NC things you can download. You might not need them all, especially if you've been to NC before. It doesn't hurt, though, to read things over. After all, things might have changed since last year.
 

pcchefjane

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I keep checking too and Registration is not open yet! I am getting so excited!!
 

jbdowd0798

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Its now 9:42am and its not open yet....but if I remember from last year it didn't open til 10am either EST or CST. So I'll keep checking.
 

ChefBeckyD

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I'm pretty sure I saw something that said it would be open at 10am CST.
 

smspamperedchef

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10am CST! I just called Home Office. Do we need to start a new thread with a countdown for when registration opens? LOL! :)
 

ChefMary412

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do you think it will sell out fast? I just think that it is different since there is only 1 conference... and that so many spring launches were closed.
 

nene960

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I'm pretty much not moving from my computer until I register!!!!!
 

wadesgirl

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Quick question, if I earned NC free last year for Level 1 do I have to pay now and then be reimbursed?
 

pampchefsarah

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It's after 10am CT, and it's still not open!!!

Amanda, my D thinks when you log in and register, it'll show as free to you.
 
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Registration is up. I just registered myself- now how do I register my husband?
 

jwpamp

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My registration is not showing free from last year's level 1 incentive...anyone else?
 

wadesgirl

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Mine is showing earning $125 off for March sales but nothing for earning Level 1 last year.
 

ChefMary412

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which workshops are everyone registering for?
 

pampchefsarah

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I have:

5 Star Customer Care
7/13/10 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Prospecting On-the-Go
7/13/10 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Help Hosts Get the Most
7/14/10 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

I'm not 'officially' a Team Leader, since I didn't have my $750 in personal sales last month, so I couldn't take either of those workshops.
 

jj16

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I registered for the following:

Prospecting On-the-Go
7/13/10 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

5 Star Customer Care
7/13/10 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Top Seller "Show-how"
7/14/10 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

For those that have been with PC for a while do you think that Prospecting On-The-Go is going to be the same as Out And About Made Easy from last year's conference?

Judy :)
 

esavvymom

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Registration is up. I just registered myself- now how do I register my husband?

There was a spot on your registration to "add a guest" before you submit it all. Not sure how you do it after you have completed your own registration. I believe that you will have to pay full price ($200) for him though...in case you weren't aware.


I'm registered...I didn't have any fears of them selling out any time soon. I think they are well prepared for the thousands who will register, and not everyone will even register THIS month. I'm sure many will be waiting to get the money, etc. But I went ahead just so I can increase my odds of winning some prize money! :) Fat-chance! But worth a try.... I've got hotel reservations (had them for months)- at the Embassy Suites a block up the road from the Sheraton. DH and boys go with me each year. So I'm set. We drive- so nothing else really to do except EARN SOME CASH to pay for it with my business commission...so it's not coming out of our pockets this year. :)


And while it seems I should be moving ON to new subjects (like growing a team), I registered for:

Bookings Abound 7/13/10 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Help Hosts Get the Most 7/13/10 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
5 Star Customer Care 7/14/10 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM


The others- I'll listen to when they are online in the fall. :D
 

mailgirl1978

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Hi...can we register now for Home Office tours or do we have to wait until we get there?
Thanks!
 

esavvymom

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Hi...can we register now for Home Office tours or do we have to wait until we get there?
Thanks!

They aren't doing them this year. The Agenda says "Virtual Home Office Tour" - all day on Monday.
 

chefsteph07

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I registered an hour ago- Track A

Staying at Hyatt McKormick!

Workshops are

Time Management (need this one!!!)
Prospecting on the Go (didn't take Out and About last year, but heard it was good)
Top Seller (ALWAYS take that one!)

I think it's going to exciting this year, now I'm getting excited! Also got my plane ticket last night! :)
 

esavvymom

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Question- if by some MIRACLE, I become Team Leader between now and mid June, would I be able to change a workshop? I'd love to have the Time Management course- that should be open to EVERYONE in my opinion....Team Leaders and above aren't the only ones who struggle with this.

Or if I decided to change a workshop in general?? I chose the 3 most practical ones for me, but if my business picks up or changes in the coming weeks, I may want to modify one of my workshops.
 

chefsteph07

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I"m sure you can, you can change your workshop when you check in for registration
 

ChefBeckyD

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I think I've changed my workshops every year that I've gone....:eek: You just go to the registration counter, and ask them to change it for you. They'll print up a new ticket for you right there.


I'm planning to be a director by the time conference rolls around, so I'm sure it will change again this year!

For now, I'm taking:

Workshops
Get More Out of 24: Time Management for Leaders
7/13/10 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Strong Start: New Consultant Success
7/13/10 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Share the Biz at Every Show
7/14/10 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
 

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Mine is showing earning $125 off for March sales but nothing for earning Level 1 last year.


We get $125?? I was thinking that the $25 was just absorbed into the total if you made it to $2,500. HAPPY! HAPPY! JOY! JOY!
 

ChefBeckyD

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We get $125?? I was thinking that the $25 was just absorbed into the total if you made it to $2,500. HAPPY! HAPPY! JOY! JOY!

Yep! If you made it to $5000 then it gets absorbed into the $200 - but with the $2500 level, it was $125 (if you'd turned in 2 shows by the 15th).
 

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yippee! :)
 

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