After yesterday’s keynote, mingling, and teardown, headed out the Resort porte cochere to the car. The most unexpected, amazing answer from a half-serious question.
Three women from the audience were engaged in their own deep conversation. But I made cordial small talk and then continued walking to the car.
Over my shoulder I hear, “Can I ask you a question?”
Sure, I said, turning around, but not walking closer.
They asked a few more questions, shared a story, and I was making a transition to leave and I said, “Aren’t you supposed to be in a breakout session”?
“Yes, but your presentation sparked a conversation and before we knew it our breakout session was half over, so we’re skipping it.”
Be the spark.