The Outcomes Conference is fast approaching and this means a large group of highly focused individuals will be under one roof. For those who have attended, you know this conference has much more than just programming. You know that live interaction will happen because time for "networking" is scheduled in the weekend. I haven't been to any conference that supplies a fantastic lunch while creating a period of time where all present sit down and have a meal together. You can feel the energy in the room.
Sometimes I feel that "networking" has a negative connotation. It will definitely be negative if one's perspective has a high "all about me" attitude. Anyone who "networks" focused on herself isn't networking. Networking is a two-way street of giving and receiving. Networking has three levels. The majority of individuals only skim the surface of the power of networking.
I'm sure the majority of you immediately realize the easier, in the moment, side of networking.
The beginning of networking feels somewhat like speed dating. If you keep in touch and nurture the relationships you began via networking, something changes.
The final stage of networking will only occur after you've created substantial depth in your relationship.
Successful networking starts with a smile and an introduction. In the event you love everything about rehabilitation outcomes, FOTO has the best conference for you to learn and network.
Until next time,