A few months ago, after attending PCMA I was inspired by letters, and the possibilities and power of the words we use when we communicate. Today I came across some notes I made at the time, and so this is about the "I".
I, the INDIVIDUAL Invited or encouraged to attend a meeting or event, always keen to find INSPIRATION there - through the knowledge shared in formal presentations as well as the IMPORTANT INFORMAL and often serendipitous meetings that can truly only occur within certain times and spaces.
I, the INTROVERT who must thoughtfully put myself out there to smile and share and meet people, knowing this is where growth comes from. The introvert, so profoundly being celebrated and dissected with recent books such as Quiet, who benefit from programming that is not jam-packed but rather gives space and time between sessions or within sessions for thoughtful reflection, the INCUBATION that Increases the relevance of the content presented as it is INDIVIDUALIZED, dots connected.
INTEGRATION, of environment to audience to content to events - a program planned with INTENTION to meeting stated objectives. IDEAS shared in multiple formats - from stage platforms, on trade show floors, at coffee breaks and in breakouts... the IDEAS that lead to INVENTIVE solutions, product and service INNOVATIONS and where creativity is embraced and not limited by convention.
IGNITE - the most anticipated and tweeted about explosion of content shared with emotion at #ASAE13 - let the sparks fly and create an energy at your next event. Experiment with new formats or content shifts, embrace what is successful, and still leave room for listening to what will speak to your participants and INCREASE their desire to return.