Some pretty good reasons why you should attend conferences
The email notification pops up on your screen- You have to attend another conference.
Do you consider it a waste of time?
At Accolades Boutique venue we are of the opinion that live events—conferences, workshops and lunch & learns–provide unique learning and career building opportunities that you just can’t find anywhere else.
This is why:
You Meet Experts & Influencers Face to Face
While not all conferences offer you the opportunity to meet your business idols, your chances are greatly improved when you’re sharing the same space.
Sometimes it’s about taking a selfie with someone who’s influenced you, or sharing a business idea with someone you admire, or making a connection that can lead to finding your next mentor.
Good conferences have opportunities for attendees to mix and mingle, form new relationships, and strengthen existing ones. Over coffee, lunch, or cocktails, you may make a connection with the perfect provider or prospect. At a breakout session, you may find yourself sitting next to your next customer or mentor.
Whether there’s an expo floor, or just a few tables near the coffee and muffins, companies often have tools to display that we haven’t seen yet. Apps that make us faster, less prone to costly mistake.
Learning in a New Space
Breaking out of the office, sitting in a new space (even if it’s a conference room), can spark us to new approaches that will grow our businesses.
Break Out of Your Comfort Zone
Breaking out of our comfort zones is just the type of action some of us need to take to break out of old ways of thinking that have got us in a rut in our businesses.
If you’re absolutely terrified of the idea of going to a conference, bring a wingman (or wing woman) so you won’t feel completely on your own.
New Tips & Tactics
The problem with the web is we believe that everything is at our fingertips. And maybe it is. But it’s an overwhelming amount of data that we often can’t crack, or keeps us from the best material. A well-run conference will help curate new ideas to help us improve our approach.
The Energy of Like-Minded Individuals
When you sit in a conference room, you discover that you’re not alone in wanting to improve your skills and bring something back to your office or organization.
That energy is lacking in all online learning channels, regardless of how much chatter there may be around a hashtag.
Invest in Yourself
Conferences are an investment in yourself, your career, and even your company. When you purchase that conference ticket and when you walk up to the registration desk, you’re saying that you’re investing in your own growth.