You’ve stayed updated on the @galgetaway social media posts, scrolled through the trip details page again and again, but as you’re day dreaming about the trip, you can’t help but wonder, “how do I make this work?!
I get it, girlfriend. I used to work a day job where taking days off, and investing in myself instead, were totally out of the question.
But it doesn’t have to be that way for you.
Because I’m about to arm you with everything you need to know that will convince your boss to let you off for the day and even persuade them to foot the bill!
So if you’re tired of missing out on invaluable – IN PERSON – opportunities to learn and connect with other likeminded creatives because of work, then this post is for you.
Here are three ways you can pitch the Galentine’s Getaway to your boss and even convince them to pay for your spot!
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.
A Gal Getaway trip, however, takes this even a step further because you’ll be immersed within an intimate group of 20 women who are committed to taking the time to truly connect beyond the surface.
By stepping out from behind the screen and interacting with likeminded females face-to–face, you’re engaging yourself in an unparalleled experience that you simply can’t achieve online.
So as you’re considering what this means for you, and potentially for the brand you work for, here are some good questions to consider:
Is your company looking to connect with an influencer for an exclusive marketing campaign? Maybe even gain ideas on unique ways to connect with their audience? Are they searching for a photographer to shoot new content for their online platforms? Do they need a space to host meetings, events, or even a retreat? What about a graphic designer to create marketing materials? Or even a model to showcase new products or services?
Their search could end at the Galentine’s Getaway.
So when it comes to talking to your boss, pitch this: They could send you as a company representative to network and see if you can find someone to fill a gap in their business. You never know who you will meet or who knows who!
In the past, we’ve had attendees receive job offers from fellow attendees, earn new opportunities, and even land amazing brand deals!
And beyond your employer’s perspective, that open door, (or kick in the booty you need to jumpstart your own thang, ha!), you’ve been so desperately searching for, could be one trip away.
I mean I don’t know about you.. but I would rather take the leap of faith instead of risk losing a potential life changing experience!
“I’ve recently attended two Gal Getaway events and they have been so inspiring and filled with helpful content! I love the sense of community that Gal Getaway provides and how welcoming everyone is each time you attend an event or meetup! I really enjoy meeting new local creatives, so this has been such an awesome opportunity to learn, share and meet new people.” – Meagan Suarez
“I was so lucky to attend my first Gal Getaway event when Kahlea hosted one in my hometown of Siesta Key! I met so many beautiful creatives that I’m constantly in touch with on the daily! If you’re looking for new friendships and a way to meet ridiculously amazing gals this is definitely for you!” – Anabelle Montilla
“I attended a Gal Getaway event in February of 2018 and I was really happy with my experience! Finding other female entrepreneurs to connect with has been really difficult to coordinate on my own and this event ended up being a night of networking and making new friends. I left feeling inspired and ready to work harder than ever. I would definitely recommend Gal Getaway events to anyone looking to learn, grow, and collaborate with other amazing women!” – Amanda Kohl
Additional Tax Write Off
Get them their money back
Just like lunches, travel expenses, and conferences can be write offs for businesses, the Galentines Getaway can be too! Since this trip is an investment into education and growth, it’s a simple tax write off!
So when it comes to talking to your boss, pitch this: They will have the opportunity to save (or get back!) a little money at the end of the year and we all know what that means! More potential money in their pocket which = a happier boss.
Reviews: “You really get your moneys worth at this event. It is an interactive discussion where you get to spread ideas and plans with local influencers. So cool to have a group where we can grow TOGETHER. We influencers and entrepreneurs can easily lack community in our jobs so this is very necessary. The location was beautiful, the gifts and goodies and food was amazing, made some cool friends. Couldn’t ask for more!” – Brittany Lewis
“I had the pleasure of attending Galentine’s weekend in Siesta Key. What an incredible experience Kahlea has created! Bringing so many amazing women together to share their stories, faith, inspiration, creative ideas etc. is so empowering! I learned a lot, and had so much fun doing it. It can be intimidating to meet such a large group of ‘internet friends’, but I’m so glad I went. I feel I got more than I paid for. Not just talking about the awesome goodies – Vye eyewear, awesome food etc. – but the connections made are meaningful, and priceless.” – Mindy Davis
Become More Knowledgeable
You can’t do what you don’t know to do
During our trip we will be covering topics such as: how to effectively brand your business, cultivating a loyal community authentically, hiring and establishing a team, effective time management tips, breaking down your limiting beliefs, the real effects of the Instagram algorithm and how to combat them, how the buyer’s journey through Inbound Marketing can be applied to create more effective marketing campaigns, 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
Even if you’re not in the marketing field and you’re an underwater basket weaver or something, you will still be absorb valuable insight from each attendee because we ALL have a story to share. We ALL have some form of wisdom to impart on others.
And what if the discussions we have, answer the exact questions or issues you’ve been trying to solve?
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?
“After spending the weekend at the Siesta Key Gal Getaway, I realized I learned so much information to full my business that, even a week going on two weeks later I am still fired up and fulled to grow my photography business!” – Christine Wozz
“This year I’ve already attended two amazing events through Gal Getaway and I can honestly say I’ve learned SO much not only about social media, but about myself!” – Amanda Burrows
“I am not a blogger or have my own business, at the moment I work a 9-5, but I can attest that Gal Getaway events are for EVERYONE!” – Alexandra Barbosa
Up Your Confidence
This one is more so for you because I understand battling feelings of, “I’m not good enough. I don’t have enough time. I need more resources before I start. I don’t have much money to begin.”
The list can continue for ages if we never put our foot down and say, “you know what? I CAN do this and I WILL do this.”
Attending the Galentine’s Getaway will not only allow you to gain inspiration from fellow attendees and new connections during the trip, but also the confidence needed to tackle what’s in front of you.
To pursue that “thing” that keeps tapping on your shoulder saying, “hey, this is what you’re passionate about. This is what you were called to do.”
And at the end of a day, a more confident individual is able to better spearhead their day-to-day duties at their job.
So if you are battling that inner dialogue that I mentioned above, this event will break down your limiting beliefs and build you back up so that you can propel forward with purpose.
“Gal Getaway was the first real investment I ever made into my blogging career and now that it’s passed, I can truly say IT IS WORTH IT. I attended the TX Gal Getaway and it was so much fun and such an invaluable opportunity. Spending time with Kahlea and other creatives alike was so refreshing and inspiring – it’s impossible to leave and not feel inspired. When I got back home, I felt like the past few days were a dream. I feel on cloud 9, and even though there’s so much I have to work on, I’m so excited to finally have direction and know that it is more than possible to achieve my dreams with some hard work and dedication.” – Sierra Kim
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 trip?
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 persuasive points
Now that you know why the Galentine’s Getaway will 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 spot.
Start off by using the points above to explain what’s in it for them. The most important question that any boss will ask is, “well what will be my ROI (Return on Investment)?”
By accurately expressing the value your attendance will bring to their business (and even their bottom line!), you will already gain leverage in your pitch because you’re saying, “hey – this is how this trip will benefit your business and make me a more valuable asset to the company.”
REALLY want to join us, but worried about a specific circumstance and want some further help on your pitch? Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can offer some advice!
This trip will be an unparalleled experience and opportunity, so don’t let taking a day off to invest in yourself hinder you from joining us!
So what are you waiting for? Get your pitch on + grab your seat at the Galentine’s Getaway HERE!
See you soon!
xx Kahlea Nicole