January 12, 2023
Today, I hosted a very small and intimate group for our first ‘Tech Talk’. I have been thinking about doing these informal chat/discussion sessions on Zoom for quite a while, but kept putting it off. In the past, I have struggled with feeling as though there is never enough time in a day and working in the digital marketing world with a one-person full service agency, my client work has always been a priority. While this is still the case, I am learning that my own marketing needs to be a priority as well and I have been working to change my mindset to focus on my own business as much as I focus on my clients. Surprisingly, I am finding that there actually IS time for me to do this.
I am hopeful that the Tech Talks audience will grow over time. It is a way for me to be able to connect with small business owners and non-profit administrators and provide guidance and share some of the things I have learned in this industry over the last decade plus. Tech Talks are not meant to be a sales pitch for me, but more of a way to connect with community, offer support and expertise through a very informal format (I’m really NOT a morning person, but 8am time slot gives people an opportunity to participate before they have to be in the office). With the breadth of people in our communities, I am sure I will learn things too, so there is a benefit for me as well.
What I ultimately would like to share through this post, is that taking action, even if it is small and imperfect (every day – or every week – or every month), is a step forward and makes a difference. With a small business, there are so many opportunities to try something new and put yourself out there. People want to know who they are working with, so keep yourself visible even if it makes you a bit uncomfortable.
Wishing you all great success in this new year!