June 25, 2015
When Interns Go (to) InBound - Coffee, Cupcakes and Confidence
This week, my fellow intern and I went to our first work conference. Go InBound was a fresh and fun experience for us. Here are a few things we learned ...
This week, my fellow intern and I went to our first work conference. Go InBound was a fresh and fun experience for us … filled with way too much coffee (which translated into way too many trips to the bathroom), good food and a great time with our Fishhook co-workers.
Here are a few things we learned:
Conferences can be boring, but you have to stay prepared for moments of brilliance.
It's fun to learn new concepts from people you would otherwise never hear from.
The catering staff at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis definitely knows how to cook chicken.
Even if a topic or story feels unrelated to you and/or your position, do the work to find at least one thing you can apply.
Fake confidence = real confidence. It's important to remember you are a representation of your organization not just yourself.
The company Johnny Cupcakes sells t-shirts … not baked goods.
TAKE NOTES. You never know what can inspire you later!
God speaks in mysterious ways … sometimes the motivation and inspiration you need comes from someone, or something, you would never expect.
You and the conferences you go to matter.
We had a great time growing, learning and having a blast with the Fishhook team!