It is common for those who are active in their associations to have strong reputations within their companies, with their customers, and among their competitors. While the online world is full of great tools for people to gain "fame", lasting reputations come from shared experiences.
I have been working on a new program for association conferences called"
How to recession-proof your career"
Many finance experts are predicting a pending recession. While nobody can say for sure when it will happen, they are sure of one thing... it is coming. If we get hit again like we did in 2008 there are many people who will get hurt who have barely recovered from the economic disasters of eight and nine years ago.
Thus, we cannot wait to have a plan of what to do if the bottom falls out and the amount of corporate layoffs go through the roof. You have to dig your well before you are thirsty. Too many have no plan of what they will do if their job goes away, and it seems almost nobody wants to talk about it.
That is why this program is so important to be added into conference agendas now. If we are educating people on how to be prepared, we are providing real value. To look the other way and hope there will not be a crash is not fair to anyone.
What would you do if you lost your job tomorrow? Most people, after getting past the shock and anger, create a plan, identify their purpose, and network with key people. But if you wait to do this until the worst case scenario happens, the problem is you have no momentum and are caught up in competition with everyone else who is suddenly unemployed.
To purposefully be prepared means to start behaving today like your life depends on the right goals, the purpose that motivates you to work hard, and your connections to people. The truth is if you do these things and there is no recession, you are likely to get more promotions and other opportunities. However, if a crash does come you will be light years ahead of all the other newly unemployed. By the time they can get it figured out, you will be the one with the new job in hand.
If your association wants a program that will get your members thinking and acting in ways that do not resemble ostriches in the sand, let's have a conversation about how to customize this program for you next association meeting. It is our responsibility in the meetings and association world to help people learn the necessary skills that will help them succeed. The last recession is not so long ago, and the wounds are still fresh. Another economic upheaval could have a worse impact on people.
I promise this program is fun, and forward thinking (it is not gloom and doom). It will also get people talking about your event about how important your organization will be to their future no matter how the stock market is trending.
Check out the information about my keynotes and workshops at www.ThomSinger.com
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