Your manager will want to hear thoughtful justifications for your attendance. Convincing any manager to let you attend a conference is all about being persuasive and communicating how the conference will benefit your organization. We trust that you will find all of these tips helpful in approaching your boss to convince him/her to attend the next Digital Dealer Conference & Expo!
Step 1: Familiarize Yourself With The Agenda And Speakers
Before you discuss Digital Dealer with your boss, you’ll want to be sure you’ve thoroughly explored the conference agenda and speakers. Familiarize yourself with all the options available and start thinking about which sessions align best with your organization’s objectives and aspirations. You must first ask yourself: what are our short-term and long-term goals? Then, determine which sessions are likely to contribute to these goals.
Step 2: Outline Your Top Reasons For Attending
Discuss with your boss why Digital Dealer Conference & Expo is unique and worth attending. What are your goals? What do you want to achieve by the end of this conference? This is a networking opportunity that you can’t miss.
Step 3: Choose The Right Time
Timing is everything! Avoid approaching your boss at the busiest times of the year when there are important deadlines and priorities. Make sure you will have your boss’ undivided attention and create a strong, succinct proposal. This will not only help keep your thoughts organized, but demonstrates that you have done your homework and are taking this opportunity seriously.
Step 4: Send A Formal Request
Lastly, before you approach your manager, download and complete this formal request letter, which contains all the necessary information your boss needs to make an informed decision. List out each session you would like to attend and describe why each session selected would benefit your dealership.