This month has been a whirlwind. I love traveling but doing two trips back-to-back has me all out of whack. Don’t judge but we got back on Sunday from Mexico and I still haven’t unpacked my suitcase. It’s a problem.
But rather than bore you with my inability to get my life together, I wanted to share some of my takeaways from The Southern C Summit earlier this month in Sea Island. I’ve talked a lot about this conference but it’s only because I so thoroughly enjoy it and because I’ve found so much value in the experience. It’s a big group of creatives in a variety of fields – interior designers, boutique owners, painters, jewelry makers, stationary designers, bakers, I could go on but I’d be here all day.
This year, rather than go solo, I not-so-reluctantly dragged along Lynsey, my business partner at Lemonade. And I know if you ask her, she would totally agree that it’s an event made for easy, constructive networking (not the forced kind you find so often) and a lot of fun too. And we both shared a room with my blogging bff Tiffany from Tiffany Style Blog who I came to this event with last year. BTW Tiffany and I both are sharing our takeaways from the trip today so head over and check out her post here.
Every time I come home from a conference, I am charged up and excited to put into practice what I’ve learned, reach out to new contacts and just generally refocus on my work. But before I start taking care of business, here’s five of my biggest takeaways and tips to make the most of any conference experience.