As an It Works Distributor you’ll have opportunities to attend destination events, like our annual Distributor Conference, Greet Carpet & special trainings.
These events are amazing, and investing in attending will increase, and multiply your business and income more than anything else, while you learn the most successful business building tips, strategies, and marketing ideas.
You’ll have so much fun, learn priceless tips at the training, make great friendships, and will experience the time of your life.
I’m asked often how to plan and prepare, as well as what to pack and bring with you.
Here’s a list of what to to expect, and helpful tips to help plan and prepare, so that you make the most out of your experience.
Where and How to Find It Works Distributor Events
Every week there are It Works Once Team, One Mission events that take place in cities all over the United States, and throughout all of the countries that It Works Global does business in. So you’ll have plenty of chances to attend an It Works event happening near you!
There are two major It Works Distributor events each year. The largest one is conference, which is our annual convention and it usually takes place in January or February. This event has tens of thousands of distributors attending, and it’s a life-changing opportunity, and so much fun.
The second largest event is It Works Green Carpet event, which has around 6,000 or more distributors attending, and usually happens in July.
As you can see, these events are about 6 months apart, and historically have take place in Bradenton, Tampa, or Orlando Florida.
Planning Your It Works Event Budget
If your budget allows you to attend only one destination event per year, and if right now you have to choose between the two of them, I definitely recommend that you choose the annual conference. As your business grows you’ll have plenty in your budget to attend both events!
Now that you know the approximate schedule it’s time to start planning and budgeting ahead. Don’t wait until the last moment, and put a lot of stress on both you and your family.
I recommend that you set aside and save a percentage of your earnings each time you get paid commissions and bonuses, and a portion of your profits from your wrap cash.
You might save $5 each time you sell a $25 body wrap, and 10% of your earnings when you are paid weekly and monthly though our It Works Pay Portal.
This will provide a budget for your tickets, and any airfare or travel expenses, and your hotel or lodging accommodations.
My husband Roy and I lease a condo, or two for the two largest events, and the distributor members of our Diamond Wrap Stars Team are able to save a lot of money by staying with us in one of the condos for a small fraction of the cost of a hotel room.
Budget for meals, snacks, water, and any clothing or sales tools you would like to purchase through the location of the on-site physical ItWorksStore. You’ll probably choose eat light, and have a smaller appetite, just because of all of the excitement, and activity happening.
If you’re staying with our team at one of the condos, Roy and I most always shop for, cook, and provide a few meals for our team members. We also provide laundry detergent, etc so you’ll save money there too.
There are also a couple of times that Roy and I provide transportation for our team to make grocery store runs, for anything you need.
Save all of your receipts! Everything you spend on tickets, travel, lodging, meals, sales tools, and branded clothing is all a tax write off that can take as tax a deductible business expenses.
Purchasing Your It Works Conference or Event Tickets
Tickets for Conference, and Green Carpet usually go on sale about 3 months or so before the event. Definitely get your tickets the moment they go on sale.
For conference, It Works usually has an easy-pay plan where you can split your conference ticket amount into 3 monthly payments. Plus when you purchase your conference ticket immediately you’ll save with Early Bird pricing. Another very good reason to get your tickets right away, is to avoid the heartbreak of the event selling out, and you not getting to attend.
You’ll be able to purchase your tickets through eventbrite, by following one of the links though MyItWorksEvents.com, or on your Distributor Event Calendar.
What to Pack & Bring to It Works Conference or Big Events
Everyone has a tendency to want to over-pack, and bring everything they own that’s black, green and bling, and all of their It Works Clothing and gear that’s in their closet. You’re going to be so busy with activity, learning, and networking, and the 3-4 days you’re there are going to pass by so quickly. Please pack light, you won’t need 1/2 the clothing you’re thinking you want to bring!
Please do not buy a lot of special clothes for this event. Save your money. Wear what you have, and work what you have right now. Events are to help you grow your income, and help you become financially free. You will have plenty of time later to buy what you want, whenever you want!
January and February in Florida can be cold, windy, and rainy. It’s very unpredictable. Then again, it might be sunny, and in the 70’s with a breeze. So, think light layers, and a light jacket. You will definitely want to bring a light jacket for while you are inside the conference arena, as the air conditioning will be on in a room of 20,000 distributors!
Ladies, plan to flat shoes 99% of the time; comfortable sneakers, and sandals. The only time you will have an opportunity to dress up will be the party. Even if you wear a cocktail dress, or gown with a pair of heels, I cannot stress enough to please be sure to carry a pair of comfy flats with you to the party.
Plan to take a lot of photos with your smart phone, and even video. There are so many memories created, friendships started, and reconnecting with your fellow distributors you haven’t seen in awhile. Take photos with our CEO Mark Pentecost, co-founder Pam Sowder, Chief Sales Officer Mike Potillo, Social Media Expert John-Erik Moseler, and every top distributor you see on stage that you can. Take pictures with your team members, and leadership team. There will be so many opportunities, and I don’t want you to miss out. Also, be sure to connect with the leaders you meet on Facebook.
Take videos of the training segments you would like to refer back to, and to share with your team members at home. These events are once in a lifetime experiences and opportunities, and the memories will continue to drive you, and motivate you, and you will be filled with passion and excitement that will propel your business into growth from event, to event, to event.
Batteries, Batteries, and back-up chargers!! This is one thing to run to the Drugstore, etc and stock up on. You don’t want to be the person whose phone is dead and standing in the bathroom, or outside at an electrical outlet while everyone else is inside, and you’re now missing the chance to take photos, and make recordings of what’s happening on stage!
Purchase a journal that you can bring to each It Works event to record the special notes, and nuggets of wisdom you’ll pick up, and want to refer back to over the months and years. You will develop goals and action plans that you’ll want to implement immediately when you get home, and having a record of what they are will be a tremendous help to you. You will also be able to share what you learn with your team easily, when you have a written record to refer to. This journal will become a literal gold-mine of success, and leadership wisdom!
Soak it all up, and take it all in!
Event Packing Checklist for It Works Distributors
- Flat Shoes, Sneakers, and a pair of Sandals, (optional) a pair Heels
- 3 pair of Socks, (optional) pair of Panty-Hose
- Toiletries: Shampoo, Conditioner, Skin Care, Toothpaste & Toothbrush, Cosmetics, Razors, Comb & Brush, (optional) Soap or Body Wash.
- 1-2 Comfortable Leggings, or Yoga-type Pants
- 3-4 Black, Green & Bling Tops, or T-Shirts (long & short sleeve)
- 1 pair of Jeans (optional)
- A lightweight jacket, sweater, or sweatshirt
- 1 pair of shorts (optional)
- a swimsuit (optional)
- 1 evening Cocktail Dress, or Gown & for the men slacks & a jacket
- (this is optional: guys & gals, do not stress or worry… at the party there will be distributors in leggings, or jeans!)
- Labeled Blitz Cards!
- A few wraps to sell (optional)
- Pens, and a journal, or notebook
- A Wrap Magazine (optional) for collecting autographs
- Smart Phone with camera & video capability
- Portable back-up phone batteries, and portable phone chargers. These are a must have!!
- Tablet, if you have one
- Greens, to stay healthy, keep your immune system strengthened, and have energy without caffeine, sugar, or artificial sweeteners.
- Profit Shake & Shaker Cup (optional)
- A Tote-Bag to carry your supplies (water, snacks, journal, batteries) into the conference arena.
If you’re traveling by air, check with the airlines to see what is not allowed, and if you can bring supplements & products. Do they need to be sealed? What sizes are allowed? This is super-important, you don’t want to have to discard your Greens, Supplements, or Profit while traveling “to or from” your destination!
What to Purchase When You Get There (If traveling by air)
- Water, you need to stay hydrated, energized, and avoid headaches
- Aspirin… just in case!
- Snacks, like nuts, trail mix, string cheese, snack packs, Its Essential Energy Bars (avoid sugar!)
- Gum, or mints for fresh breath!
What to Expect While You’re at a Large Event Like Conference
Bring your patience, and best attitude! When you attend an It Works Event that has 5000, 10000, 20000 or more fellow distributors you need to expect that there will be crowds, and long lines!
Remember our It Works “One Team, One Mission” philosophy. These Distributors are your It Works Family, so be kind, and be patient. I can’t stress enough that you don’t want to be grouchy, rude, or snide.
Check the itinerary.
The first day of registration isn’t the time you’ll want to sleep in. If registration starts at noon, and you want to have time to network, shop, hang-out, go to a restaurant then plan to be there a few hours before and get in line early.
The It Works Store is an incredible opportunity to see and purchase the brand new styles of clothing, accessories, and business tools before everyone else back home. There will be a few stores available, and an “It Works Gives Back” store too. The main It Works Store locations at conference will have lines that can take up to 2-3 hours to get inside. Be prepared, and know that you will also have the opportunity to view and purchase these items online a few days after the conference is over.
Please know that you don’t have to break the bank, and blow your budget buying everything available. As your income and business grows you will be able to buy everything you want when new things are released. Owning and wearing all of the latest It Works Clothing won’t make you a better Distributor, but having plenty of Blitz Cards, and using them definitely will!
One It Works Shirt and Blitz Cards can take you all the way to the top of the company to Ambassador and half a million dollars a year in income!
You might be in lines for a couple of hours, so wear comfortable clothes and shoes, bring water, snacks, and your smile!
You will miss out on sleep, we have fun gathering together after hours! Our team may go to a restaurants, clubs, poolside, to the beach, or park after hours. You can drink water, and if we have pizza parties, etc they will be affordable for everyone.
Take every opportunity to go hangout with our team that you can. You will have the opportunity to personally get to know and build relationships with the top leaders you see up on stage. Don’t miss these once in a lifetime friendships. You are destined to be up on stage, with a huge team attending these special gatherings with you!
Food Trucks… The food for lunch is fabulous with every type of cuisine you can imagine with 20, 30, 40 different food trucks. It’s amazing. But, the food trucks do come with long-lines. Knowing this, you might want to go to the grocery store at night and purchase ready-made sandwiches, or salads, etc and avoid the lines.
Have the Time of Your Life
You’re going to learn and grow so much as a person by attending It Works Events! Take every opportunity you can to attend events any time you can. These are opportunities for you to multiply your income from what you learn while you’re there. You’re going to make life-long friends, and you’ll treasure the memories created. I know that after attending your first, and any It Works Distributor event, you’ll be looking forward to and anxiously waiting for the next event you can go to!
Want to Get More Info About Becoming an It Works Distributor?
Additional Distributor Resources:
- Distributor Starter Kit (PDF Document)
- Distributor Starter Kit (Online Description w/photos)
- How we Make Money (Compensation, Ways we Get Paid)
- It Works Distributor Benefits
- It Works $500 Income Guarantee
- It Works $10,000 GOOD Bonus (Get Out of Debt Bonus)
- Wholesale / Retail Product Price List (PDF Document)
- Product Catalog (Online)
- It Works Steps to Success (PDF Document)
- It Works Steps to Success (Online Description w/photos)
- How to Market Your It Works Business (Find New Customers & Build Your Team)
- How to Choose Your It Works Sponsor (The Person to be Your Coach & Mentor)
- Why the It Works Diamond Wrap Stars Team? (Benefits we Offer Those on Our Team)