So, last week Daryl, Jess and I all boarded a plane to the amazing island of IBIZA ! This wasn’t just any trip but the highly anticipated Brand Ambassador Ibiza Summit, meaning it would be both work and play! #workhardplayharder #BALife
Arriving on Wednesday night we checked into the famous Hard Rock Hotel. Being too late to join the pool party that had been on the cards that evening we had a few drinks in the hotel overlooking one of the stunning beaches Ibiza is famed for and taking in the awesome hotel pool area with several stages set up ready for the weekend. Staying in the Hard Rock means you are always within earshot of music. Which is just what you need in Ibiza! We went to bed at a sensible time for the next day’s meeting and to be 100% rested for the TFO Rocks Awards ceremony the following night. Watch out Ibiza, XR have landed!
After a delicious breakfast we assembled in the meeting room which was just awesome to be in at 8am! Music blaring, everyone having a dance, catching up & networking with colleagues old and new. The stage had a gigantic screen behind it and a catwalk adding to the wow factor. We were lucky enough to have Brand Ambassadors as well as more senior delegates all the way from Korea, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to name a few. Topics today included:
- Delivering 5* service
- 10 things NOT to do in your direct sales business
- Generation Y & the future of the business
Undoubtedly the highlight of the day was the launch of the new, slick Brand Ambassador website. Everyone received branded merch and with the volume at fill blast the intro video rolled – we were blown away.
This site will allow us to introduce the business better to new recruits and also widen our network within the Brand Ambassador Sales & Marketing community. As the tag line says, it’s about Being an Entrepreneur, Together. After everyone gathering for a picture dressed in our branded merch and a drone flying overhead taking our picture it was time for a bit of wine and to relax a bit with the expert panel Q&A on stage before getting ready for the TFO awards night.
Hosted at the exclusive Bambuddah restaurant, the TFO Rocks awards were presented to Marketing Companies and Brand Ambassador’s who had gone above and beyond in categories like Social Media, Digital Marketing, Recruitment & New Entrepreneur. After the festivities Pasha was unfortunately sold out so Ibiza old town was calling our names to keep the party going there instead.
What a fantastic night! There had been a 5K bet to anyone getting a picture with David Guetta. Sadly we failed at that one, next time…
Friday was spent relaxing on the beach all day, after a recovery period obviously. Then another evening out of dinner and drinks. Saturday came all too quickly when we boarded our flight to Dublin. We’ll be back Ibiza, don’t you worry about that!