A couple weeks ago I attended my third Alt Summit Winter Conference. I have to admit it’s one of my favorite conferences to attend each year. From the attention to detail and style + design of each event, I feel as thought much effort was made in effort to help attendees feel welcome. Even with 650 attendees at the conference, they do an incredible job of keep the feeling of intimacy, making it easy to make new friends. This year I was really excited to attend because I had some of the people in my tribe attending with me and I was speaking with my assistant, Skye, at a Round Table.
I know people often shy away from conference because their nervous about meeting new people or getting out of their comfort zone, so I want to encourage you to Stretch yourself this year and make it a goal to make it to a conference. They are such a great way of bonding with your already established online tribe and an opportunity to meet some great new people. Just so you get a taste for how amazing attending a conference, (hint, hint, Alt Summit) can be, here are some of my favorite quotes from speakers I jotted down during the weekend.
Trust the space outside where you feel comfortable – Lisa Cogdon, @lisacogdon
Your brand is the one thing that you have complete and total control over – Alison, @thealisonshow
If you’re going to write a book, know writing a book is a full time JOB!
People buy books to solve problems, is your book solving a problem?
To do good you actually have to do something! – @katespadeny
Success and opportunity don’t come to those who sit back and wait for it to come to them – you must do the work – @lisacogdon
Define your brand: your brand is what you tell people it is and if you don’t tell them what it is, they’ll make something up for you. – @thealisonshow
The messiness, not the orderliness is what makes life beautiful – @lisacogdon
Live with Joy, Gratitude and Grace – it’s your humility – @lisacogdon
You don’t have to share every piece of yourself in order to be authentic – @thealisonshow
See, I told you! Inspiring and incredible. If you’re still on the fence about attending a conference because you’re worried about how to meet new people, check out this post I wrote about how to meet people at conference. It’s a good one, I promise!
What conferences are you headed to this year?
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