by Kathie Niesen, CMP
What can I say after my second SPINCon? I am energized, full of new ideas, ready to return to my home office with more confidence, really you ask confidence? Well it gives one confidence to be in the company of your peers and not only feel like you fit it but that you are valued by your colleagues. That’s my experience at both my first and now my second SPINCon.
And sure the program was great, the speakers knowledgeable and the keynoters were really awesome but SPINCon is more than sessions and speakers. It is a bonding experience like no other I have ever experienced.
I think because of the advanced careers of the attendees, I didn’t say ageJ, there seems to be more respect, more appreciation and we constantly support each other and all our endeavors.
You don’t need bonding? Really? Did I mention the sessions were great also? Stuff that is so relevant to advanced planners in our industry. From mind and body sessions, to contracts to a lively discussion on RFP’s. Oh and the evening events, a beach party and a pool party what’s not to like?
If you haven’t looked at the program you really should, just download the app to get a sense of the SPINCon experience. I guarantee you will be interested. One of the things I should mention is our sponsor partners who give so much to make it a wonderful experience. There is no exhibit floor, we don’t need it because the interaction with planner and suppliers is natural, unforced and without pressure.
So do you want to know how far I have come since my first SPINCon? I started my business, built my website, filed as an LLC, learned how to do email marketing, signed three new clients and all that I can directly attribute to SPIN and especially SPINCon. So if you are a member of SPIN already, great, if you have never attended SPINCon, plan now and set aside the time and the finances, it is an experience that you will treasure.
Looking forward to SPINCon number 3!
Kathie Niesen, CMP is the Owner of KMN Meetings and Events. She plans meetings of all sizes. Consulting services include instructional design, working with volunteers and faculty development. She is the SPIN Blog Coordinator and a member of PCMA. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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