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February 17, 2017

Americas: How to Turn Networking From Nerve-Wracking to Nourishing

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Although many find networking to be nerve-wracking, I find it nourishing. It energizes me, provides a source for innovative ideas, and gives me sense of belonging, connecting me with people from all over the world and reconnecting me with dear industry friends!

The year has just started, but I have already attended several national and local networking events. It started in January at PCMA’s Convening Leaders in Austin, and from there I presented sessions at MPI chapter meetings in Memphis and Edmonton, and at the Global Pharmaceutical and Medical Meetings Summit in Philadelphia. One of my favorite things about attending industry events is connecting like-minded people that I admire and respect, and seeing them begin to establish a new rewarding relationship. It reminds of the pebble in a pond metaphor. The ripples from the pebble keep radiating outward, just as our networks are constantly expanding.

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