I am at a health care conference today, and I must admit a little dread.
I assume that health care conferences are the same as conferences in other industries. Think about the types of conversations that you have at a high school reunion. With few exceptions, you have the same 5-10 minute conversation over and over again. Another apt comparison might be speed dating.
The challenge, for me, is how best to push through this. How do I bring my best to each conversation? How can I be there for each person I am talking to, so that I am hearing what they are saying, and not just thinking about what I am going to say next?
Today, this will be my practice.