Home services industry leaders, members, vets, and newbies alike: gather around! The next(star) big event of the season is coming up: the Nexstar Super Meeting 2021. Not sure what it is or what to expect? Well, I've been there, done that, and now I'm here to help you get prepped.
What To Expect
The Nexstar Super Meeting is an annual event hosted by the Nexstar Network, attracting some of the best and brightest in the home services industry. This year's event is being hosted at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, October 13, 2021 - October 15.
What's the Nexstar Network?
The Nexstar Network is a coaching, training, and networking group that seeks to invest in its members and their ability to lead in the home services industry. Want to hear more about what Nexstar is all about before you dive into their latest event? Hear directly from Nexstar Network's President & CEO, Julian Scadden, in Toolshed's episode on leadership and training. It's a must-see!
What's on the Roster?
The event features a schedule of keynote speakers, networking opportunities with peers and industry leaders, and more. It's the perfect opportunity to build your network, learn from the best, and grow as a professional in the industry.
Schedule Engine at Nexstar's Super Meeting
And the best part is that Schedule Engine will be there! Schedule Engine's team members will be on the ground and ready to meet new members, catch up with old ones, and network with other vendor attendees. We're in the same boat as you—we want to meet as many people as possible and learn how to work together collaboratively to create better experiences for our customers and our employees in the industry.
We'll be out there chatting about the newest addition to our suite of services: Live Voice! Stop by to learn all about it—and for your chance to win a FREE six-month subscription to the Schedule Engine platform + your first 100 calls free.
You can also catch our VP, Strickland Tudor, presenting our very own breakout session at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct 13th. The session covers the "Always On Customer Experience: A Must-Have for Growth." Don't miss it!
What To Prepare
Gearing up for the most Super event of the year? Here are a few things you can do to prepare:
Familiarize yourself with the floor map and events schedule.
In the excitement of being at a big industry event like this one, it can be easy to accidentally miss a vendor or speaker that you were hoping to see. Note on the map and schedule beforehand whom you'd like to pay a visit to while you're at the Super Meeting (Schedule Engine is at Booth #12, just saying…).
Pack your essentials.
Like you should before any industry event, gather up basic needs for the week. Whether you're exploring the tradeshow floor or hitting up the social scene, having the basics—a mask, a comfortable pair of shoes, a pack of water, Emergen-C, gum/breath mints, and any other necessities—on deck in your hotel room can make a big difference when you're in a rush each morning and have a whole day ahead of you.
Start interacting with the event digitally.
Get the word out and take the word in! Start posting on LinkedIn and other social media networks (using the event hashtags, #Nexstar and #NexstarSuperMeeting, of course), announce your attendance to your network, and get a little brand visibility. Before the old-fashioned handshakes and introductions at the Super Meeting, connect with attendees digitally. You can connect with attendees with a quick Google search to their company's website or a personalized LinkedIn connection request.
What To Do While You're There
You've set your expectations, you've prepped, and now the big moment has arrived. To get the most out of the weekend:
Set and achieve your goals.
Make some tangible goals that you hope to achieve at Nexstar's Super Meeting. For example, "Make 5-10 new industry connections" tops my list before any industry event. What else would you like to achieve?
Network, network, network!
One of the biggest components of Nexstar's Super Meeting event is networking! Make sure to work on your elevator pitch, put yourself out there, and connect with as many people as you can. Like I said before, the people here are some of the best and brightest in the industry—don't let them leave without introducing yourself!
Those same best and brightest will have a lot to say about making it in the home services industry. They might have business management or strategic tips, product and service recommendations, industry knowledge, or far-out ideas to learn from. Make a habit of writing down the key pieces of information you hear from your peers throughout the event, and bring those key takeaways back to share with your team.
And with that, I think you're ready! Time to get out there and Super Meet as many industry pros as you can.
Not registered for the Nexstar Super Meeting yet? Well, what are you waiting for? Get signed up now! And if you're interested in chatting before the event, reach out any time.