This Saturday, I had the privilege of attending Dannielle Sakher’s Think Tank on “ ” as a part of the Associate National Lead program. As an associate national lead, aside from getting to build and host my own conference, I also get to build connections with industry professionals and leaders.
My main takeaways from this Think Tank are:
Use your mentor's experience whenever possible as they have more knowledge and expertise to help you succeed in the field
Be prepared for open doors. Jump into opportunities that are presented to you, even if you did not initially plan to take on this opportunity
Being able to sell is a skill that extends beyond business careers
Dannielle talked about how her position as the Vice president of Sales in her Junior Achievement program helped her land her first career in tech. Being an alumnus of Junior Achievement, I connected with a lot of the experiences she had including trade shows, creating a product, and running a team. Furthermore, she made us create a short product pitch of any random object in our room. Providing feedback on things like describing the object, describing the target market and comparing competitor prices. As an Associate National Lead, I can apply these skills to market my conference to get people to attend.
Overall, this Think Tank was extremely useful in developing the skills needed to market and think on the spot. Danielle provided her personal insightful experience, which I will carry with me in my future endeavours.