Recently, I have been doing more speaking engagements than I had done previously. It is often so difficult for a business leader with so many things pulling at him or her. It is easy to forgo an opportunity to get out there in order to focus on what is going on inside, who is calling, who is most pressing. But, every time I do get out there, I realize how much it helps. It helps to clear the brain. It helps to tell your story. It helps to validate that your story resonates by talking with audience members and people outside of your normal sphere. It helps in so many ways.
I need to keep reminding myself just how important getting out there can be. I recommend to anyone – force yourself to remember the value of getting out there and make the time to do it.
No question – it helps in ways you would not even think of.
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