How To Persuade Your Boss

Get your boss to say “oui” to PCMA EduCon 2020

Here are some suggestions to convince your superior or company to financially support your participation in the June 28 to July 1 event hosted by Tourism Montreal in Canada.

Know when to ask. Timing is everything. Consider asking during a regularly scheduled meeting with your supervisor. Don’t have regular check-ins? Ask for a meeting, but only after you’ve prepared a thoughtful request.

Explain why you should attend. Create a compelling reason about how EduCon’s specific benefits would advance your career and assist your organization. List the sessions and networking events you would attend and explain how each would help you achieve your organization’s objectives and your goals.

List reasons you should attend. Some examples:

  1. Networking. In the meetings and events industry, networking is important. I will have the opportunity to meet with and hear insights and experiences from influencers, speakers and industry leaders. I can solicit advice from them or collaborate and share ideas with them.
  2. Knowledge. PCMA’s events are known for providing business events innovations. By attending PCMA Education Conference, I can enhance my business events knowledge and help propel myself and others to success. I am fully invested in a career in the business events industry and want to support the success of this organization.
  3. Representation. I can be our company representative at the event. I will prepare documents of things I learned at PCMA EduCon and a contact list of vendors and people I met. I will present what I’ve learned to our organization.

Need more resources? See our Gain Approval Email Template.

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