Thursday, November 17, 2011
BEAUTY REP ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2011
This is a story from one of our reps. Enjoy:
MY HOUSE OF TARA WEEKEND
I went to the House of Tara Beauty Reps Conference full expecting to have fun but I wasn’t prepared for the kind of fun I had. I had the pleasure of meeting other reps from other parts of the country, lovely ladies, all of them!
I enjoyed being received by the HOTARA staff in VI and being welcomed at the Hotel with a very cold glass of juice while I checked in. (Did I mention the drive along the water front on the way to the hotel? Stuff that movies are made of!). House of Tara actually went to the trouble of meeting ad dropping people at the Airport. Nice one guys!
Got into my room for the weekend and I was transported to Lala land. But before I could really begin to savour my surroundings, TARA herself came to whisk us off to the Venivici Spa (wey I don see for magazine tire!)and she did it literally by driving us there. Now this was another experience altogether!!! Sauna, facials, massage, Manicure & pedicure!!!! You calculate the enjoyment level.
Back to the Hotel and it was dinner with more reps that had arrived. Oh, and the midnight cupcake treat. Thus I was royally set up to usher in my Birthday which was the next day.
Bright and early the next morning, I woke up to go watch the waves crash in and just take in the beauty of nature, then on to exercise and dance session. Everyone was so kind and generous with their birthday wishes; I could not but have a nice day
Then we had the etiquette class and was that something! Trying to make ladies out of us!! 5.25, 3.15... #wink# you would only understand those numbers if you attended the class. Needless to say, we spent the rest of our time during the weekend trying to catch each other on the wrong side of etiquette.
There was no shortage of Star power at the afternoon speed mentoring session with Omoni Iboli, Ufoma my mum and I, Aunty Adesua Onyenokwe, Mary Akpobome (Mama Ali, yes Ali Baba’s wife) and of course TARA herself! Do I need to say Cameras in all shapes, sizes and presentations worked overtime?
On to lunch and let me say that I will only mention the food we had during the period only once more so I get to talk about other things. Two words – PLENTY, NIIICE. Enough said. One more thing, Tee A came to dinner so you can imagine how hard we had to work at not choking on our food. This lady thing sef...
The session on customer relations and sales strategy are invaluable tools that will greatly affect my business. I came out of that session very inspired and with a new perspective to my business. I now know how to expand my clientele and increase my business. All those potential clients I had been letting slip away, I have net for you now!
The! Beach! Party! Was! Awesome!!! We ran about and played on the sand like real agbayas, all caution and ‘correctness’ thrown to the wind, horse back riding, relieved old days by playing ten-ten and building sad castles, competing with the waves, beach volley ball, and of course Dance.
The best part of the weekend for me was:
1. The ease with which we all flowed with one another even though the only thing most of us had in common was House of Tara;
2. The willingness and eagerness of the HOTARA staff of help us out; and
3. Getting a dream birthday holiday for myself without realising it when I was paying the Registration fees. I had food, guests and fun without lifting a finger! 2 for the price of one I’d say.
The things I’ve written here do not in any way properly convey the excitement, enjoyment, joy, fun and the beauty of that weekend!
We got goody bags and beautiful House of Tara T-Shirts; little souvenirs to remind us of our time in Lagos.
Till next Year!
- Nguyilan Wakombo