There is a conference about your topic, and you decide to attend. If you are traveling to get there, this won't be cheap so today I'm going to tell you how to get the most out of going to a conference. Wear Comfortable Shoes In some cases, these are...
There is a conference about your topic, and you decide to attend. If you are traveling to get there, this won't be cheap so today I'm going to tell you how to get the most out of going to a conference.
Wear Comfortable Shoes
In some cases, these are in giant hotels that will have you going way over 10,000 steps. Also, you will be standing a fair amount in the hallways and having great conversations.
Bring Chap Stick
As you will be talking more, all that air going over your lips makes them dry
Bring Breathe Mints
Um, yeah... pretty obvious.
Bring Business Cards
Business cards are cheap and I typically make a card to promote my product or services (it may have my email, but not a phone number, it is more about getting people to my site).
Thanks to Covid, most of us are now familiar with those square images with dots. When you point your phone at these you can click a link and be taken to someone's website. If your niche is a bit more tech-savvy, you can create and download one to your phone. Show it to someone, and they go to your website.
I use a service called Linq for this.
Step Out of Your Shell
Many podcasters are introverts. That's is why we love podcasting. It's a great way to meet tons of people without meeting tons of people. That won't work here. The biggest takeaways from these conferences are the relationships you build. Just walk up to anybody and ask them, "What brings you to the conference."
Get Some Rest
You probably had to get up early if you're flying to the event, and then you stay up late talking to everyone. Your body needs rest. You want to be sharp.
Drink Lots of Water
Your voice will get dry, and often then have loud music at these events, so when you throw in shouting over the music in addition to lots of talking, your voice/throat needs water, and your body needs to stay hydrated.
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