Every June, the LNE Consulting team heads to Texas for our largest conference of the year. The event gathers 3,000 sales and marketing professionals from across the country for inspirational speeches, informative breakout sessions, the recognition of pacesetters, and celebrations of success. Our CEO, Julie Edmonds, always takes part in the production of the event, handing out awards on stage and teaching seminars.
As predicted, this year’s event was incredible. The theme was “Be So Good” — as in, Steve Martin’s inspiring words, “be so good they can’t ignore you.” The LNE Consulting team certainly came away chock full of knowledge and inspiration to do this very thing. Each and every speech and informational session focused on how sales and marketing professionals can take their businesses and careers to the next level. Needless to say, our notebooks are now full!
It was a jam-packed long weekend. Several members of the team arrived in Houston on Thursday for preliminary meetings and some site seeing. The conference officially began on Friday and Julie hosted a gathering and awards ceremony for several of her mentees. Friday evening featured an awesome dueling piano bar.
Saturday morning kicked off with breakfast and a productive meeting with our client. Our Assistant Manager, Otto, had the opportunity to attend a strategy meeting with one of our client’s high-level executives. This was followed by the conference’s General Session, which was particularly inspiring this year, as several hardworking and record-breaking individuals received recognition and gave great speeches. Every LNE Consulting team member cheered for Julie up on stage as she helped recognize the creme de la creme by handing out awards and giant checks.
Next was lunch, followed by a rotation of individual breakout groups. Each was hosted by impressive executives and entrepreneurs and covered subject matters pertaining to their respective audience’s interests.
When the evening rolled around, it was time for the always-anticipated Millionaire’s Ball. Most guests donned the theme colors of yellow, blue and pink. Several members of our organization picked up awards in categories of revenue, consistency, and recruiting, which was extremely exciting!
One of the highlights of the night was watching our own team member, Carlos, choreograph, perform — and win — a lip syncing dance competition. Not only did he render a flawless rendition of Beyoncé’s hit, Single Ladies, but he gave us all yet another reason to celebrate.
The LNE Consulting team enjoyed a wonderful evening of wining, dining, networking, and catching up with old friends.
CEO Julie Edmonds summed it up well: “Opportunities don’t happen; you create them — and this event really demonstrated to our team that they have the power grow in their careers and make a real impact in our industry.”
Relive the event by watching LNE Consulting’s video!