"You need to be able to quickly connect the dots because you never know who's sitting next to you," something Robert Brands, author of Robert's Rules of Innovation and previous Coach for Innovation radio guest, learned when he shared a taxi with an executive from Philips Lighting who became a future employer.
When first starting my business, I would present to three, maybe five, people in a room. One "event" turned into a lucrative workshop engagement two years after the fact. You just never know who's in your audience, whether your audience is one-on-one, a small group or large event. Showing up like you mean it means that you bring your best energy, a genuine interest in others, and a good dose of curiosity to the table.
I met my upcoming Big Dreamers guest, BJ Wishinsky, last October when she participated in a workshop I delivered on risktaking at the request of Francine Gordon who co-leads the Tech Womens Program for SDForum. BJ's contributions and energy impressed me along with her savvy use of social media during the event.
Earlier this year I invited BJ to join me on my Big Dreamers show and share with others the path she took from that of shy introvert to "professional extrovert". You can join us live this Sunday, June 27 at 6pm and learn about the practical steps she took in "showing up" in order to become Communities Program Manager for the Anita Borg Institute.