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Six lessons learned from an industry conference

I recently returned from the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) Bid & Proposal Con 2014 in Chicago. Networking with more than 800 business development, capture, and proposal professionals from around the world was both exhilarating and exhausting. I want to share some lessons learned on how to best leverage the opportunities available over four days of workshops, panels, presentations, vendor booth promos, receptions, dinners, and more. Be All There: As an attendee and presenter, I noticed those ever-present smart phones are quite a distraction. Make a concerted effort to be present wherever you are. If the presentation is not of interest to you, then go ahead and leave rather than staring at your phone and disrespecting the presenter. If you are sharing a table at lunch, join in the conversation rather than checking your email. Execute Your Message: You should attend a conference with the goal of executing your … Continue reading Six lessons learned from an industry conference

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