This article has been posted on Medium.com. Author Isaac Naor, a designer, innovator love entrepreneurship and guide others. He loved learning through design and ideas to teach your child about 3 years old before he can write code. Naor has made a post on the Wall Street Journal and Mobile Marketer, current specialization is the array of virtual reality technology.
Let’s start from the basics: Why do we have to go to the conference?
If your answer is “at the request of superiors” or “because of being paid to take” then your approach is totally wrong.
In fact, even after exposure to hundreds of people at the conference like SXSW, WWDC and Google OI, you always miss something very important.
If you meet anyone like Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Elon Musk, you will know the purpose of their coming conference is “To liberate thinking”.
what does it mean?
“Thinking rationally” Our controlled by the prefrontal cortex. It is also responsible for controls how the body responds accordingly to the default yourself far as: who we are, look like, and how we use the experience to deal with the world around them.
Why is this important?
Because we can look and think differently. Subconsciously forming links that previously we never sense to help us identify things clearer, aside obstacles so long every time we look at things and make decisions , from which we have many opportunities to improve themselves.
Thus the conference attendees had nothing to do with this?
It will take place in three directions:
1, The magic of the new environment
The conference is the ideal environment for you to free thinking, because there are more things and a lot of thought in opposition ongoing. You will be attracted by the appearance and style of someone, you must pay attention to every gesture of a person and guess who the opposite emotion, attitude was, about to say something to you informed through their body gestures.
Appearing at a conference with a spirit of comfort and desire to get involved in the story of the people is the way to experience and the experiences of conduct. At the same time, which is about the time you’re actually building meaningful relationships.
When participating in the conference, you will feel like you’re in a small town and crowded, a miniature society of people with the same concerns. In this environment, you will want to meet and interact more. Imagine, at a conference of international character, only through a few stories, you can be far more understanding new things outside the country they live.
Opportunity to learn from others randomly comfort will remind you of the new thinking that maybe you’ll never get out, if only to work with colleagues familiar.
This creates a great intellectual experience, because expanding the thinking in this way will help you formulate perspectives and new approaches in the work.
3, The sense of community is a great motivation
Humans crave and search for a sense of community. We want to know what they are doing is useful, and get others interested. Also because of this that businesses often place a system of rules and beliefs about the value to increase productivity and consistency in management and staff. There are grounds to say that this is the main reason for the success of Zappo, and also the dynamics of the political revolution.
Appearing at a place where many people share ideas and common values, you can also contact and benefit from them.
3 principles to optimize the benefits of attending a conference
1, To everything happens naturally
Attending conferences, exchanges, recognizing and handling situations in a natural way to help you have the opportunity to experience and interact as much as possible. This thinking also help you feel more confident in your luck, believe you are experiencing the good things instead of the strained, or psychological “going to have.”
2, Be strong to do new things
Humans are governed by habit, tend to use knowledge and skills already in all situations. However, you can overcome themselves, expand the range of understanding by doing something strange, a conversation with a stranger, try to tell a story in a different way. This will help you learn and grow. In this way, after leaving the conference, you will be the new man than the beginning.
3, Do not waste
If you just walk around unconsciously, you will not notice that you have wasted myself how. Look for opportunities, knowledge or a new relationship where you come, in the people you meet.