Are you ever asked a question in your profession and you genuinely don’t know the answer? It’s frightening. Especially when you might be seen as an expert in your field. Obviously, you don’t want to be incorrect in your information, but sometimes it’s hard to know everything.
I know #FirstWorldProblems
When someone asks me a question I don’t know the answer to, I always try to research it to the best of my ability and get back to someone with an answer.
First, let’s hope it’s via email so that I can take the time to research it before answering. But if it’s in person, the old “I’m not sure, let me look into it and follow up with you…” is always good to have in my back pocket.
That’s why I was flattered when IAEE asked me to write a guest blog post about using IAEE’s MemberLink. MemberLink is a community forum where industry experts, show managers, contractors, and other IAEE members can bounce ideas off one another and learn quickly.
While social media is great, sometimes you really need the advice and insight of someone who is an industry peer, or at the very least knows that when I use the term drayage, I am referring to freight transport and not a way to make steaks better. Ahem.
I’ve always been a proponent of lifelong learning – hello CEM, I’m coming for you – and if you’re the smartest person in the room, you should find a new room. Everyone has different experiences and we can all learn from one another. That’s why MemberLink is a great resource for IAEE members like myself, who are looking for some assistance.
Check out Why I Use MemberLink And Why You Should Too and at the very least, if you’re an IAEE member, start using MemberLink to your advantage today.