I am very excited to be attending the upcoming National Speakers Association meeting this weekend in Nashville. You are bound to hear much about it since I always come back with new, creative ideas for my clients (and for my blogs!). This is where I first heard about graphic storytelling, a great tool for facilitation.
I have been a member of NSA for more than 20 years and was recently the president for our local chapter. NSA is where I learn about the latest techniques and best practices. And, I invariably make new and wonderful friends.
Pre-pandemic, I attended the NSA conference every year. There I found colleagues who were genuinely interested in both my business and my life. The hallway discussions were as valuable as the keynotes and small group sessions.
This conference will be the first time I have attended in person in 3 years. While I am grateful to have stayed in touch with colleagues and to have had many phone calls and zoom calls, for me, nothing beats sitting face-to-face and truly sharing.
What professional conferences and workshops are available in your industry? Do you attend, and if so, what do you gain? If not, how do you stay current in your field?