PCMA Convening Leaders 2019 kicked into high gear Jan. 7. Here are some of the quotes that Convene editors heard that resonated with them during the first full day of sessions — including a surprise visit from a famous Pittsburgh native.
We don’t sell breakout sessions. … We sell the way it makes us feel to be in the room, to be part of something, to be seen.”
Influencers don’t have to be the Seth Godins of the world. They just have to be their colleagues. People trust people.”
Emotions create memories, so drive those emotions.”
We’re storytellers. That’s part of what we do; that’s part of the experience. When you can weave diversity and inclusion into that story, you can create a deeper emotional contact with people.”
It’s not bragging if it’s based on facts.”
We want to caution you about taking the route of paying for a big-name speaker. Don’t expect to see a huge spike in registration, and you also don’t want to put yourself in a situation where you have to one-up yourself every year.”