The Annual CAI National Conference in San Diego, CA is now officially over, and if you attended, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Conferences like this are a great opportunity to get together and network with like minded people, meet the vendors you work with, and learn about current industry trends.
While CAI National only comes once a year these days, we know that you are constantly being inundated with invitations to all sorts of events, from your local professional organization chapters to events hosted by various vendors. So much so that when we tell you about our very own TOPS User Conference, it might be easy to dismiss it as just another industry networking event that you can comfortably skip.
Au contraire, mon frère! We believe so passionately that the TOPS User Conference is absolutely right for you, I am going to debunk the top 5 excuses why you shouldn't go to this year's conference!
Top 5 excuses for not attending the TOPS User Conference: Debunked
Excuse #5 - It's too far away
DEBUNKED: Unlike previous years where we held one single user conference in beautiful downtown St Petersburg Florida, this year we are taking our popular User Conference experience on the road. That means that you will be able to choose to attend in a city closer to home - Washington DC, Philadelphia, Vegas or Orlando, meaning a shorter commute and more convenience for you!
Excuse #4 - I can't be away from the office that long
DEBUNKED: The exciting part about the traveling aspect of the TOPS User Conference is that we've effectively managed to shove 2 days worth of content into a one day conference that is now conveniently closer to home. But if even one day off makes you worry that your boards will self destruct and your communities will burn to the ground, I say you need this conference more than ever! The time-savers and streamlining tips you learn here are going to help you take a load off going forward so that the sky doesn't fall just because you aren't around for a day or two!
Excuse #3 - I can't afford it
DEBUNKED: You'll get more bang for your buck with the TOPS User Conference than any other industry event. We understand that the economy is hard, which is why we have kept admission low enough to cover only the cost of the event and nothing more. For one low fee, we provide meals, entertainment, and refreshments throughout the day. Additionally, you will receive training, personalized support, direct attention from industry leaders and tons of swag to take home with you! If you were to try to get all of these things individually, you would be looking at a far bigger price tag - thousands of dollars in services alone!
Excuse #2 - Been there, done that, got the T-shirt
DEBUNKED: If you've been to a TOPS User Conference in the past, you may be thinking that you've seen it all, and there is no reason to go back. You might think this, but you wouldn't be more wrong! This year's User Conference is packed to the gills with fresh content from brand new, never before seen training classes, to a sneak preview of future updates in TOPS, to an all-new keynote speech from industry veteran, author and motivational speaker Craig Huntington, which is sure to get you fired up and ready to hit the ground running when you return to the office!
Excuse #1 - The content isn't right for me
DEBUNKED: Whether you feel that the content will be over your head, or you already know it all, we've got something for you! For example, our brand new class on "Preparing a Board Orientation Manual Using TOPS" is an excellent introduction for newer users on how to bring together reports, community fact sheet data and other information in TOPS into a cohesive orientation manual for new board members. If you are a more advanced user, the brand new class on "Navigating AR, AP and GL Utilities" is sure to catch your attention! And there's more! From custom Form Letter Templates, to the new TOPS Go features to custom invoices and streamlined AP, you're sure to learn something new and completely relevant at the TOPS User Conference that will correlate directly with increased efficiency and time savings back at the office.
So there you have it, I have debunked the top 5 excuses you are making for not attending the TOPS User Conference. So what are you waiting for? Go sign up already! And if you are one of the hundreds of CAM professionals who is already planning to attend, we can't wait to see you!
P.S. Don't forget to sign up for a second day to attend the popular CAM Profitability Conference immediately following the TOPS User Conference! This half-day seminar teaches you ways to maximize the profitability of your portfolio. But don't expect it to be a thinly veiled attempt to sell you something! In fact, the speakers make a pointed effort NOT to talk about our individual products and services. What you will get is the insight and expertise of 4 industry leaders who have benefited greatly from this industry and are ready to give back of their knowledge to help make you successful as well!