“I really want to attend the event, but unfortunately I have to work!” -majority of responses to weekday events
If you’re sick of missing out on fun opportunities to learn and connect with other creatives because of work, then this post is for you. I’m breaking down three ways you can pitch Gal Getaway events to your boss and even convince them to pay for your seat!
Because why stay at your desk for the day when you can be out building relationships, learning about the newest social media marketing trends, and becoming a more valuable asset to your employer?
Additional Tax Write Off
Get them their money back
Just like lunches, travel expenses, and conferences can be write offs for businesses, Gal Getaway events can be too! Since these events are investments into education and growth, they are easy tax writes off!
So when it comes to talking to your boss, pitch this: Why wouldn’t they want another way to save (or get back!) a little money at the end of the year? *wink wink*
Become More Knowledgeable
You can’t do what you don’t know to do
So here’s the thing: Maybe you’ve read about current SM marketing trends, seen them via trending posts online, or even chatted about them with a friend.
But have you tried them all out? Have you figured out what works for you and what is well worth your time and money? Do you know what trends are simply trends and what changes are here to stay?
If you answered “no”to any of these questions, then a Gal Getaway is for you – and your company.
At these events we talk about current popular topics including, but not limited to: the real effects of the Instagram algorithm and how to combat them, why Facebook Ad’s are imperative, if Instagram promotions are really worth the money, hashtags in your caption vs. your comments, importance of geotags, and even how the buyer’s journey through Inbound Marketing can be applied to create more effective social media posts. Plus MORE.
Because here’s the thing: I’m here to share the no “fluff” information. I’m here to provide you with actionable steps to take so that the second you walk out the door you’re already planning out how to implement all that you just learned.
I’ve tested out all the trends to see what’s really worth your while, and I want to share what I’ve found with YOU.
So when it comes to talking to your boss, pitch this: when you come back from this event you will be a more valuable asset to the team because of everything you were educated on. That you can put things into practice the second you sit back down at your desk. Not in a few weeks or months or years, but immediately.
The more knowledge you have = the more you can bring to the table. And what boss wouldn’t want a more educated employee?
Build Impactful Relationships
Show up and fill in the gaps
All of the Gal Getaway events are perfect opportunities for you to network with other local creatives and businesses.
Is your company looking to connect with an influencer for a new marketing campaign? Are they searching for a photographer to shoot new content for their online platforms? Do they need a space to host meetings + events? What about a graphic designer to create marketing materials? Or even a model to showcase new products or services?
Their search could end at a Gal Getaway.
So when it comes to talking to your boss, pitch this: they could send you as a representative to network and see if you can find someone to solve a gap in their business. You never know who you will meet or who knows who!
Bonus Tip: Compromise on Your Deadlines
Throw in a lil’ barter
Have an important deadline coming up? Supposed to finish a project near the date of the event?
Offer to complete the task early!
Take initiative and make the event seem as non-disruptive as possible by being willing to get things done ahead of time. If they know you’ll get done what they need you to do first, they will be more open to sending you off for the day!
Pitching for Payment
armed with good points
Now that you know why a Gal Getaway event can be so beneficial for not only you personally, but also for the company you work for, it’s time to pitch for them to cover your seat!
All of these tips explain what’s in it for them! By accurately expressing the value your attendance will bring to their business (and even their bottom line!) will already give you leverage to see if they would be willing to foot the bill.
So what are you waiting for? Get your pitch on + grab your seat at the next Gal Getaway HERE!
xx Kahlea Nicole