by Courtney Velasquez
Being a member of Collective Bias has brought me many opportunities. I’ve been a team member and a leader, but I’ve also had a few opportunities aside from the typical Ning projects.
In May, I was asked to go with John and Brad to speak with them to the Sleep Council. It was very interesting to see how they pitch a potential client. I was there all the way from set up (the slightly nervous stage) to breakdown (what could we have done better and what parts seemed successful). Not only was the trip a little eye opening, but it was educational and insightful into how Collective Bias does what it does. I loved it!
This past Friday I get a call asking me if I could jump on board a flight with the team from the parent company of Collective Bias, MARS, to go with them on a pitch in Wisconsin. Also, this wasn’t any “normal” flight… it was going to be on a chartered plane. Luckily I have a mother in law that is willing, after some arm twisting, to watch my 3 children so that I could attend this meeting. How could I pass up the two opportunities that were set before me? I got to experience flying on a chartered flight and I got to see a pitch from MARS that included the owner Ken. It was awesome!
Giving my all while working on projects for Collective Bias has really paid off. I have found that when you are given a task that you need to move quickly, yet with precision. There is always a deadline and if you aren’t sure what that deadline is, ask. Don’t be the one that has dropped the ball. If you do, you are then letting down an entire team that depends on you delivering your part to the puzzle.
Being a part of the Collective Bias can be as rewarding as you want it to be. It’s up to you to make it happen!