Convince your Boss
Need help convincing your boss to let you come to the Into the Woods Conference?
Use the information below as a guide to get you here!
Step 1 - Knowledge is Power
Before you run into your bosses office, get a jump start by checking out our website and making a list of the speakers and workshops that grab your attention. Take a good look at the program and think about what you want to get out of each session and how it can help you on the job. Don't just focus on the big-shots - there's a ton of useful knowledge to be gained from every part of the conference. Heck, you might even find some sweet new tips and tricks that'll save your company money and make things faster and more efficient.
Step 2 - Keep the Workshops on Your Radar
Into the Woods offers personalized sessions covering a range of topics, like The Business of Collaboration, Personal Branding, Digital Illustration, and Font Design. These workshops pack a punch and can help you grow both personally and professionally. Don't overlook the big guns from major companies and top-notch designers who will be there, either. But don't assume your boss knows why these folks are a big deal. Be ready to explain why you need to learn from the likes of Andrew Fairclough of True Grit Supply, who can teach you how to take your work to a new level. Or why it's so important to hear from someone like Tyler Tolson, who can help you quickly collaborate to scale your brand or business. These skills will come in handy when you're back on the job.
Step 3 - Advocate for Yourself
Think about the best way to communicate with your company, whether it's through email, face-to-face conversation, or a virtual meeting. Write down your ideas and prioritize them based on what's most important, considering that your company will want to know how your attendance at Into the Woods will benefit them. In just two days, you'll get a year's worth of inspiration, targeted how-to sessions, and expert guidance. This is a great value and a chance for you and your colleagues to continue learning.
Step 4 - Go Big or Go Home
If you're up for it, suggest to your boss that upon your return, you can give a brief presentation to your team or share a deck with the most valuable insights you gained during the conference. Think outside the box and come up with unique ways to contribute, such as designing an inspiring poster with quotes from the event to boost your coworkers' spirits or developing an internal report featuring innovative strategies from industry experts.Step 5 - Don’t Beat Around the BushDon't hold back. When you ask to attend Into the Woods, express your enthusiasm and request that your employer send you. If possible, guide them through the conference website and explain the range of available keynotes and workshops. Be open about the expenses and share your goals for learning and how it can benefit your work.
Step 5 - Don’t Beat Around the Bush
Don't hold back. When you ask to attend Into the Woods, express your enthusiasm and request that your employer send you. If possible, guide them through the conference website and explain the range of available keynotes and workshops. Be open about the expenses and share your goals for learning and how it can benefit your work.