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Chapter 17. Connect at Conventions > Don't Wait for the Convention to Come to Y...

Don't Wait for the Convention to Come to You

"I was standing in line at the coffee shop waiting to be seated for lunch," Phyllis remembers. "All around me were people who were attending the same convention. I could tell, because we all were wearing the same kind of name tags. But we weren't talking to each other! We might as well have been sitting back at our desks in our own offices hundreds of miles from each other."

"I waited for somebody else to say something. Then I realized how I was feeling—just like a wallflower at the prom. I didn't like it. And what's more, I knew that I wasn't getting as much out of the conference as I could."


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