Attending a Conference Isn’t Just For Salesmen.

Andres Paniagua
2 min readAug 4, 2017

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Bodybuilding has The Arnold Classic and the coffee community has Coffeefest. Whatever group you choose, they have a conference.

Attending a conferee is a great way to help improve yourself. Here’s why.

  1. You’re around like minded people. You’d be amazed how big the scrap booking community is. Knowing that you are part of a big group is a great confidence booster. Getting to know people that have the same interest as you do not only can serve as motivation but you have an increased knowledge base to learn from. And with social media you can keep in touch with the people you meet.
  2. You can learn more. When I attended Coffeefest 2016 I was amazed at the variety of classes offered all in one place. From roasting to barista training, you could increase your knowledge in any area of your field of interest. What’s even better is that the teachers were experts in their field. You’ll probably learn about something pertaining to your area of interest that you didn’t even know existed
  3. Vacation!! Most of the time conventions are held in cool places. Getting out of town and being totally immersed in the culture of what you’re trying to learn is a great way to stay motivated. Also, being out of town, away from the hustle and bustle is a great time to reflect on the changes you’re making.

You see, conventions aren’t just for salesmen. With a little research you could probably find one for whatever you’re interested in. There’s a community of people out there with the same interests just waiting to help you make positive changes in your life.

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