Badged or not, thousands of creative, tech, brand, communications, and scores of other professionals migrated to Austin, TX this past weekend for the 21st Annual SXSW Interactive Festival. I count myself as one of those in the mix (I’m a first-timer, so I was badged) who braved wind, rain, and the occasional sunshine to learn and network all while having a memorable time.
Although I didn’t attend as many panels as I had planned, the best learnings were in the conversations and connections I made over dinner, drinks and long waits in line. Nonetheless, there were some common themes that arose across those conversations and sessions which people can appreciate and apply to their life and work no matter what industry they are in:
Be Human Whether you’re face-to-face, separated by a phone or a computer screen doesn’t really need to change the way you talk to your customers–especially…
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