I hope many of you were able to attend last week’s Marketing Plan Workshop. It was a marvelous session. Mindy and Carrie Ann not only gave us new ideas and tactics to approach next year’s planning, but they also gave us much needed time: to think, to analyze and to discuss. In many ways, their session benefited me in the ways SMPS has benefited my career throughout my membership.
Without fail, every SMPS event I have attended has taught me something, and sometimes it has even been something about myself, but the knowledge is only one small part of what I gain. Going to SMPS events is a rare chance to take a break from business as usual, and reflect on my role as a B2B marketer. It’s an opportunity to reconnect with people who understand my day-to-day. It’s a chance to laugh, to think, to share and to get some advice.
This group is my professional network. The knowledge and insight we have as a chapter is amazing. The variety of perspective is priceless. I have learned so much simply talking to our members, and even more when I remember to listen.
I hope that each of you has found SMPS to be as enriching as I have, but if you haven’t, please let me know. I would love to help you connect the talented and entertaining people who are our membership. They are really too good to miss.
SMPS Wichita Chapter President