Social media has made it a little too easy to think we are connected. We connect on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram daily. However, there’s nothing like meeting in real life. Online, there are so many options and places to learn. In an virtual world, it’s less expensive to learn too. There’s two big reasons to attend our national association NAPO conference.
Return on Investment with Networking
If you are cautious about money, it’s always a wise investment to network in person. Face to face, we are our most genuine and authentic. There’s no hiding our connection to other with in person networking. When you attend a conference, you are expanding your connections to potential clients. Networking is when you share your authentic self by sharing what you do, who you are and your brand. Each time I attend a NAPO conference, I have made more connections than I as an introvert could imagine. There’s connections in sessions, at meals, in the hallway, in the elevator and on the dance floor. You are immersed in networking.
- Imagine meeting a colleague who gives you a five digit client later that year
- Imagine mentoring a new colleague who just started her business
- Imagine dancing with 400 of your colleagues.
- Imagine leading a session of your peers to focus on their goals and create a plan to make their goals happen
- Imagine attending a leadership session where you collaborate on the future of your industry
In each of these ways, I made a lasting connection that I can share or recieve business.
Learning from the best
Attending an in-person conference gives you opportunities that are not available online. Presentations specifically developed by my peers gives me an edge. They are the experts in our field and they craft their presentations to our specific industry. As a visual learner, being in a classroom setting offers me the opportunity to immerse myself in the topic. I see the presentation and process it by sharing ideas with my colleagues also attending. When I attend an in person conference, I love that I have no other distractions in my space and I can fully immerse myself in learning. It’s a gift to have no distractions and to give full attention to learning.
As an 18 year veteran, I have much to learn! I love new perspectives, new technology, new concepts and new skills. Classes include working on my business and working with clients. I also confirm and consolidate existing skills in these sessions.
- How to set goals for business and self
- How to help my clients set goals and achieve goals
- New skills, tips and tech for clients
- How to be proactive for my business and my clients’ businesses
- How to be a leader
I am proud to be a prolific learner and share all that I learn with my clients.
Yes, attending an in person conference takes time away from your family and business. It’s an investment in yourself, your work and your learning to take the leap to attend an annual conference. Take the leap each year and attend our NAPO National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals Conference.