Yesterday I got a phone call from a guy who works for a conference organising group and he asked if I would be interested in speaking at a conference.
I could hardly hear what he was saying because of the open plan office format and the amount of Monday morning chatter going on. I first thought he was offering me a job.
But no, he was offering me a conference speaking gig. I asked how he found out about me and he said that he found my details on LinkedIn. I setup a profile there late last year and have put a fairly bare bones amount of information in and haven’t visited it for ages to update or to make new connections.
After I hung up, I sat there in shock for a while and an email with further information promptly arrived. I fired it off to my bosses to let them know and seek their opinion. All this time I was thinking, why me? What have I got to offer? That was the insecure side of me. The less visible, secure side said that you can do this girl, go for it.
The less visible, secure side won out and I’ve confirmed I’ll speak. So I’m off to Sydney again at the beginning of next year.
So, you’re reading the blog of an authority on Understanding the importance of effective information architecture. Conference details forthcoming further down the track – maybe.
There’s some other exciting news I’ve got too, but I’m going to make you wait.
Yay girl – I am so excited for you!
That is wonderful…How exciting! Good on you 🙂