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Sunday, October 3, 2010

AAAAHHHHHH! Too many nice people around!

So I am at a sports conference in Chicago.  All around me are representatives from professional sports teams, and various non-profits from around the world who are looking for funding sponsors, spokespersons to talk about them in the press, and overall just some good ideas on how to use sports to impact the culture.

For the most part, the people who came together have similar presence - very nice, very talkative and interesting.  So they all find ways to meet, and to share ideas and to get to know each other better.  Remember, I am most likely to be an introvert, but try to stretch myself to talk to those who might be willing to communicate with me.  But there were too many.  I found myself closing off, seeing that they could take care of each other without me.  Wow it was so easy to back off and just watch. 

I don't know if I had anything valuable to add, but I certainly had very little motivation to try.  The self motivation needed just sank away with the people all around me getting along so well.

So I guess the short thought on this is what do I do in this situation?  I don't feel like talking, and everyone is engaged, but there are needs that my organization has that can be met by these people.  DO you think the solution is to break into the conversation groups already forming, or what?

1 comment:

  1. It doesn't look like my previous post made it so here is take two.

    I have been in a similar situation. It is very hard for me to get out of my shell at times but if work is depending on you then you have to dive into the conversational pool. When you do it is better to swim than sink. :)