Congratulations to the organizers of the Central California Women's Conference in Fresno for yet another hugely successful event.
Robin Roberts, co-anchor of ABC's Good Morning America, was the keynote speaker. I have to admit that I didn't know who she was because I don't watch network TV news, but her message, of course, appealed to everyone in the audience.
She focused on messages in her book. The one that I found most interesting and useful was her first one: Position yourself to take the shot. More specifically, she says that "Proximity is power."
Networking is all about putting yourself in a position to interact and work with other people in a way that strengthens your reputation and builds relationships. Position yourself to be in a place where you can help other people. Find places to go where it will put you in proximity to the kind of people you can help... and who can help you.
Where can you go that will put you in proximity to people who need you?