“Well…I could have learned all of that online.”
That was my major thought after the first conference I attended years ago. I left feeling as though I had been cheated out of hundreds of dollars for information I either already knew or could have easily found online. I mean, sure, there were a few “golden nuggets” of info here and there, but I just didn’t “get it.”
As I went to more conferences, I soon realized that it wasn’t the conferences’ fault that I left feeling slightly empty. I wasn’t being cheated…I was cheating myself.
I simply missed out on the most beneficial part of attending conferences…networking!