I just returned from the SMPS national conference, Build Business 2012, in San Francisco. The conference theme was Take Action!
There were many great sessions to choose from it was difficult to pick. I stayed in a new track called Take Action Live! Loosely modeled after TED Talks, this series consisted of panels focused on the specific topics of: Respect, Promote, Differentiate, Create, Position, and Innovate. What I really liked about these sessions was hearing the different perspectives of the panelists, as well as the dynamic nature of the format. The time goes really fast when you have multiple mini-presentations.
Aside from the educational breakout sessions, I feel the greatest benefit from Build Business is connecting with others in the industry. I have met so many people who are willing to provide guidance, advice and support for questions not only in marketing, but also business in general.
It’s not only time to Take Action! at the office, and now that my term as SMPS Chapter President is winding down (Frank, it’s been a please serving under you in the 7th Domain), it’s time to Take Action! in SMPS. As I continue to help move our chapter forward, I plan to continue my steps toward national involvement.
How are you going to Take Action!?