On the fence about attending the IABC Southern Region Conference? IABC Tulsa’s Sara Reynolds attended the Southern Region Conference in 2011 and shares her experience with us.
Picture this: New Orleans, 2011, Southern Region Conference. As a four year IABC member and three time conference veteran, I had this! My sessions were picked and my top restaurant choices for the dine-around selected before I even left Little Rock. It was time to rock this conference!
I arrived at the welcome reception and all of my preparation and nerve disappeared as quickly as the bananas foster was served to conference goers. I didn’t know anyone there. I was the only IABC/Arkansas delegate there. I was alone in a room full of people reconnecting with old friends, introducing each other to new friends and just having fun mingling.
Here is where I admit my big secret; I am actually quite shy unless forced to be otherwise and no one was forcing me to participate. So I went up to my room (after eating, of course) and got some rest. The next morning would be my morning. Seriously, it would.