I participated in ENR’s Business Forum 2007. I sat on a panel discussing several aspects of construction and it was a very humbling experience. I think I was at the wrong end of the bell curve. However, I did show up and contributed what I knew with several astute professionals from different parts of the construction industry.
The forum was conducted by Richard Korman, Senior Editor at ENR and he made sure there were plenty of questions. Keeping up to speed in front of the audience of well respected firms such as Disney, Southern Company, Midwest Mechanical, Balfour Beatty and the like is not easy. Everything is amplified. With practice, I can see where people can become very comfortable.
The good news was that ENR handed out my new book to all attendees. When I first walked into the conference, a stack of dozens of my books were next to the registrar. I had to read one to make sure they were mine. It is still is hard to believe.
All this was luck and I like to be lucky. It doesn’t take as much work. Certainly, ENR has helped greatly to get the word out about my firm and my book. I am grateful for their kind actions.
Even a couple of people requested me to sign them. That was flattering.