I attended my first organizing conference last week: The “How To” Summit. I met some wonderful people and organizers from across the U.S. and beyond. Some of my favorite professional organizers spoke; Heather from Tidy Style is one of my favorite professional organizers. I loved meeting her. MDesign is my go-to business for organizing products. Hearing the CEO speak was amazing. This conference was less about organizing and more about networking and taking your business to the next level.
Things I took away from HT: Summit:
- How important it is to build my professional network. Meeting other women in my field allowed me to hear how they are running their businesses.
- The latest organizing products. I, again, am a huge fan of mDesign products.
- I learned about new professional development strategies and outstanding career advice. The back end of running a business is one of the most important aspects of your success!
- I attended three workshops: marketing, product management and how to run a successful business.
And, I had fun! I connected with ladies from Texas, New York, California, Louisiana, Florida, Kansas, Idaho and even Canada. I can’t wait until next year.
If you have the opportunity to attend a conference in your field, go for it! Sometimes business is about who you know, not what you know. If you choose your conference well, you can expect to run into your industry’s top experts (I know I did) and influencers! Until next year!