I am looking forward to Connecting HR it should be a great experience and I have wanted to go since last year, but I am really nervous too.
I am still very new to this unconference thing but enjoyed TruLondon so the format doesn’t worry me, in fact it suited how I work and learn. So why am I nervous?
Partly, I think it’s because I am not that good at networking. My husband is fantastic at it, he can walk into a room of strangers and the next thing you know they are buying him a drink and following him on Twitter. I, on the other hand find it daunting – but I am going to put faces to the network of people I am beginning to get to know on Twitter and #Connecting HR so they are not really strangers – or so I keep telling myself.
Professionally I will get a lot out of it gaining HR contacts, and idea sharing on engagement, recruitment, social media etc. I hope also to get personal development too – advice on blogging would be more than gratefully received.
Here is the where the nerves reside…I have looked at the delegate list and wonder what do I have to offer. Those attending are “social media rock stars” (to quote an associate) and what do I have to give back? Well I think I am the only attendee with Third Sector experience (unless @onatrainagain has decided to attend – and I really hope she has) and I do have lots coal face experience with volunteers as well as paid staff… so bring it on…Here I come… and please forgive me if I do loose my bottle and hide in the corner.