3 Takeaways from the 2016 PDS Super-Conference

 The 2016 PDS Super-Conference was our best annual event to date! From the moment the doors opened, the energy was palpable. With 110 best-in-class exhibitors to the awesome keynote speakers like Kevin O’Leary, Michael Michalowicz, Jim Kwik, Jenn Lim and Mike Robbins, all of the components for a game changing three days were in place. But there is one element that makes our event stand out from all the others – YOU!

The hundreds of pharmacy owners and staff members who graced the stage and sat in the audience sharing ideas and plans are what made PDS 2016 unforgettable. Our growing network of leaders in independent pharmacy is powerful enough to transform the industry. Our award winners, Showcase of Success presenters and panels of experts shared success stories related to everything from synchronization and pharmacogenomics to clinical services and team management.

Here is some of the wisdom shared from our most popular keynote speakers…

1. Embrace your position as pharmacy entrepreneur.

“I believe, as an entrepreneur, you owe the next generation a road map.” -Kevin O’Leary

“If you want to help anyone anywhere in the world, create a job. And that’s exactly what entrepreneurs do.” -Kevin O’Leary

Kevin O'Leary

Many pharmacy owners don’t think of themselves as entrepreneurs, but that’s exactly what you are. Not only are you making a difference in your community and in the lives of the patients you help, you are creating jobs and helping the economy. When you attend events like the PDS Super-Conference, you actively participate in leading the industry forward, helping to create a road map for success that can be followed for generations to come.

2. Learn how to make your business stand out.

“Better is not better. Different is better.” -Mike Michalowicz

Mike Michalowicz

As we heard again and again at this year’s Super-Conference, being able to communicate why your pharmacy is different to your patients and your community is the key to improving your success. Don’t hesitate to investment the money, time and staff necessary to identify new programs and market them to your audience.

3. Take charge of the way you show up in your pharmacy on a daily basis.

“80% of success is just showing up.” -Jim Kwik

Jim Kwik

As a business owner, you have the ability to make a memorable impression on every patient and employee you cross paths with. Believe it or not, you have the ability to control the impressions you leave on others, but you need specific training and knowledge to do it properly.
If you want to solidify your role as a pharmacy entrepreneur, make sure your business stands out from the crowd and make sure you know how to show up in a positive way for your pharmacy, let us help!
PDS Members: Talk to your Performance Specialist about the 2016 PDS Training Schedule. Marketing 360°, Advanced Leadership, and Dare to Be Free are some of the programs you should take advantage of.
Not a PDS Member yet? Click here to learn more about what we do and how we can help you improve your business and your life. Then, click here to request a free Pharmacy Business Assessment.
What were your favorite moments from #PDS2016? Tell us in the comments below.