I participated today in an event. It was a high profile match making and networking event where our company decided to participate and send our best people to contact with the executives and decision makers of the top Finnish companies.
It goes without saying that I hate these events. In general, and this kinds of marketing events in particular. What made it even worse (along being a virtual event) was the fact all the meetings were 1 on 1. Me, talking to a stranger, in a video call. Horrible. And I should be presenting the best of our company.
Well, it wasn't that bad. If I didn't want to hold up my grumpy appearances I could almost say I enjoyed most part of the day. These people were rather laid back, and there were always something to talk about.
I definitely learned something new about myself once again and also gained some new confidence acting in these kind of social situations. And on top of it all I managed to agree couple of follow up meetings with some potential new customers.
What a horribly wonderful day!