2024 Symposium KEYNOTES
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION, FRIDAY, APRIL 19
DR. SARAH GLOVA, REIFY MEDIA
ONE PAGE TO IMPACT: A FEARLESSLY CLEAR ONE-PAGE PATH TO YOUR BIGGEST LONG-TERM GOALS
What if fearless clarity was only one page away?
Tired of feeling overwhelmed by your biggest long-term goals? Seeking a tangible roadmap to transform dreams into impact? Excited about possibilities but want to get fearlessly clear about your next steps, right milestones, and the brand you’re building?
Welcome to the transformational world of Dr. Sarah Glova, where the unattainable becomes incredibly achievable and the far away is only steps away — thanks to One Page to Impact™. Join the session to learn essential elements we can all use to focus our work, brand, and thought leadership into impactful accomplishments. Outline your journey in just one page.
The myth ends here.
We imagine that people who achieve big things or build impactful thought leadership are very special. They’re geniuses, or innovators, or visionaries—in other words, they’re not like everyone else. But business journalist Dr. Sarah Glova says—that’s just not true. After interviewing thousands of people who have accomplished incredible things, she found that people who do or build big things are wonderfully normal! It’s not who they are that matters most — it’s the steps they took. And you can take the steps, too.
This high-energy presentation will empower AIIP members with actionable insights to grow their businesses, catalyze their thought leadership, and/or take the next steps to start a business. Together, we’ll create a shared language about goal setting, tracking milestones, and brand building—which AIIP members can use to build their own companies and to support other small business owners with information-centered businesses.
ROGER SUMMIT AWARD LECTURE, SATURDAY, APRIL 20
SUSAN TENBY, TECHSOUP
BUILDING COMMUNITY AS A SOLOPRENEUR
In this session, we will explore how to create community when you are even just one person, working alone, in a remote work world. We will discuss how building a community can help you with your work and career, and how it can make you a lot happier. We will also cover the common concepts of community building that are shared across all areas of practice. You will learn what makes a good community builder and how you can become one.
We will discuss the value of being "entrepreneurial," and how to act as "a consultant" within your organization, especially when faced with limited resources. We will also explore how finding the champions of your cause can lead to a group of supportive volunteers that will help you scale your message — and impact — in the world. You will learn how being a community manager has taught me that online communities have the power to drive social impact and create positive change.
We will also cover how to identify your community of true superfans and leverage their support. You will learn how to find common ground, foster engagement, and cultivate inclusivity, so we can create spaces where individuals can connect, collaborate, and make a difference in our work. We will discuss how to bridge the online and offline when discovering, growing and running your own community.
Finally, we will explore how even though you are all operating independently and working remotely, you are one community, and you can build each other up under each community of practice and across many of them (via events, both work-related and by sharing more personal moments). You will learn how building community — in all aspects of your work, no matter how small the engagement — will help you grow. We will also discuss how volunteering to help others will build community and make you happier and have a more rewarding and inspiring sense of purpose in your work.
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