Today I am enthused, energised and ready to face the world.
The reason is that yesterday I sat down for lunch with a set of strangers who all had one thing in common – They had all come along to tell everyone about their business.
Like any sane person I find walking into a room with over 100 people I don’t know a little daunting but as soon as we were ushered to our seats the conversations started.
Over lunch everyone gave a short introduction to their business and it was fascinating to hear each person enthuse what they do.
Listening to descriptions of my lunch comrades endeavours I found myself fascinated by snippets from an employment lawyer “can you fire someone for hitting another employee with a rolled up newspaper?” to a charity specialising in blood diseases inviting corporate donations, a sustainable power company and an antique portrait dealer who is building a business estate.
The defining factor of this was everyone, yes everyone believed in what they did and the room had an infectious atmosphere of excitement.
It’s easy to forget in a world where Social Networking seems to have been reduced to a website interaction that actually getting out there and meeting people face to face is really difficult to replace.