Are you nervous? asked one woman. She was enquiring about my conference which is fast approaching.
I thought for a minute, and replied actually no. It is always such a great day. It’s like holding a party and having all my friends come.
Lots of hugs, a few tears and a steady dose of laughter, what could be better for the soul? And yes, some learning too.
So no, not nervous. Just trying to pace myself because it is a physically demanding event to put on. All the detail, all the different elements to consider and preparing for what could go wrong.
I often joke that I must have been a wedding planner in another life because when it comes to the lunch part, I really try to put people with others that will either lead to business or potential partnerships or support because they face similar challenges.
I remember last year one woman reported back that she’d actually landed a new client after meeting over the lunch. She sounded surprised. I wasn’t. That is part of what makes the conference so much fun for me. It is connecting people whose paths may not have otherwise passed, but like a “connect fairy” you can make it happen. What power.
So no – not nervous. I've been weaving conferences for years. So bring it on. Let the party begin.