Last week my guest Scott Brown and I talked about the benefits of Networking the Right Way (Episode 163). Today's podcast is an extension of this networking subject.
Last week I attended the Australian Podiatry Conference in Adelaide, and it reminded me why it is so important to participate in conferences, workshops and other live events. Yes, you can do your learning online and purchase virtual-tickets, but you miss so much by not attending live.
Some of The Benefits/Reasons To Attend:
- If you want to have a voice in your profession, you must be seen.
- You need to connect with decision makers and going to events will put you on their radar.
- You will develop long-term relationships
- Meet Suppliers and view new equipment. It's the best way to see where your profession is heading.
"Dig the well before you get thirsty. It's all about building relationships before you need them" - Jordan Harbinger
I’ve heard people say they cannot attend events, especially interstate or overseas because they’re too expensive, but they're the same people that you will see on Facebook sharing their photos from their latest overseas for holidays.
It's really about priorities. Travel is great, but where does your profession fit on the scale of importance?
If you cannot afford to pay for a full conference, maybe you should purchase a one day ticket instead.
Conference HACK #
A previous guest, Calvin Wayman (Episode 5 and 49) mentioned you do not have to pay to attend every event. You can turn up, hang around the lobby and bar and still reap the massive rewards by networking during the breaks.
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