Kiley Mutschler, a regional manager with Active Wellness, shares about the return on investment (ROI) from networking and in-person events.
Employee engagement requires development and growth. Development and growth require investing in continuing education opportunities to give you the opportunity to learn. We now again have the chance to provide these invaluable in-person experiences to our teams through conferences, tradeshows and other industry events.
Invest in your team, yourself and your business by participating and engaging in these events. Carve out the time to develop connections within the industry, commit to learning and problem solving, and together, we can continue to drive the industry forward.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
Connection + Community:
There is so much value of positive day-to-day interactions with others and how important those interactions are to our overall well-being. In a study titled, “Very Happy People,” researchers sought out what distinguished the happiest 10% among us and they found that “those who have strong social relationships are amongst the happiest people in the world.”¹
At our core, we all want to have a connection with others. The great thing about the connections you will make at these events is the shared purpose for being in the industry, which is that we love people and we want to make a difference in their lives. Being a part of a community and connecting with likeminded individuals from all over is the No.1 reason to network and attend in-person events.
Idea Sharing + Problem Solving:
We are all full of ideas but oftentimes we are stuck on how or where to start, or we have a fear of failing. Idea sharing in real time with others going through the same process is very beneficial. New ideas grow and existing ideas come to life. Do you need a solution or support? One of the best ways to brainstorm when it comes to resolving an issue is to talk through it. Problem solving during in-person events allows you to do just that. Sit in on a roundtable discussion and join educational sessions centered on that topic.
Whether you are new to the industry or an industry veteran, you can learn by listening to others’ successes or challenges. Before you know it, you will have a roadmap on how to implement those new ideas and/or solutions back into your club to improve your business.
Energy + Encouragement:
No one can deny the energy that in-person events and experiences can provide. They fill your cup, they encourage you and leave you feeling empowered. Set intentions so you are able to get the most out of these events, such as make at least one new connection, solve one issue you are having within your club and plan to return with one positive outcome or solution. Capitalize on your energy and excitement upon your return to drive new ideas forward by sharing what you learned with your team, members and community.
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¹Achor, Shawn (2010). The Happiness Advantage. (Page 176). Crown Business