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Top Ten(ish) Tips to Survive and Thrive at a Conference

Top Ten(ish) Tips to Survive and Thrive at a Conference

It is conference time for me. I attended two conferences and a daylong meeting a couple of weeks ago. It was not my wisest decision, but it is hard to say know to amazing opportunities and I do love to talk in front of a crowd. To make matters worse I was not fully prepared. The speaking preparation was fine (well, you tell me, if you were there), that is not where the lack of preparedness came in. I didn’t prepare to squeeze every ounce of value I could out of these conferences. I have two more conferences this year and I plan to practice what I preach next time! Read more...

Study Groups: Because You Can’t Go It Alone… and You Shouldn’t Have to!

Study Groups: Because You Can’t Go It Alone… and You Shouldn’t Have to!

Knowing Your Worth and Finding Your People

Study groups are a key ingredient for success. They provide a place for truth & honesty, positive feedback, accountability, not to mention cross pollinating your skills. I don’t have trouble convincing clients of the value of a study group, but I do run into people who discount the value they add to a study group. After being invited to a study group this winter, even I couldn’t help but ask, “Why me?” as in, “Are you sure you really want me?” Yep – it’s that old imposter syndrome rearing its ugly head again! I discounted the value I can bring to the group rather than realizing my own unique skills and insight that will add to the group dialog. My clients do the same thing time and again. Read more...