Conferences are a great tool for both knowledge and innovation that you will ever do, bringing the value of relationships with your clients and other participants. It is almost like a “family reunion,” yet, most people don’t understand the power of a conference to unlock their potential.
Conferences – A Fresh Outlook
For instance, I attended a two-day event called WordCamp Atlanta every year. Derived from WordPress.org, WordCamp is dramatically increasing in popularity over the last several years.
In particular, in each town worldwide comes to this event to learn about widgets, plugins, business and real solutions in the arena of blogging and social media. Everyone from core developers to first-time beginners share ideas and get to know each other.
For me, I wanted to explore further in the areas of audio and visual aspects of WordPress. This was intriguing to me because I am a person with a disability.
So, with hundreds of people milling around for this event, let me give you several examples. In this way, your will invigorate your thinking caps on your next workshop, too. More than that, you will discover a fresh perspective for conventions that may be very refreshing as well:
1. New Connections and Awesome Networking
A salesman at heart, one of the extraordinary success in commerce is connecting new individuals, (especially in your field,) at your conference.
For some people, this is very difficult because it is a new surrounding with new obstacles on your comfort zone. You feel anxious or nervous. Like a wallflower, you just want to sit in the back and not say anything otherwise, you may say the wrong words. You are happy to just blend and don’t tip any feathers.
Fortunately, you need to boost and connect with the experts that may help you enormously at your convention. Especially if you know ahead of time of the other participants, this could be an advantage. Not to mention, if you know of a particular person that may be a great connection for you that is quite a bonus!
2. Follow Up with Your New Friends
Few people understand the importance of following up with your new colleagues after the conference is over. Even a “thank you” note will reinforce your commitment to building a relationship that may be beneficial to both of you.
Another way is social media to create a strong bond of using experience between you and your new cohort to the betterment of both. Tweet on Twitter, share on Facebook and others will mold to deal if you are consistent in your approach.
In other words, this conference may be a tactic to shot that you didn’t even imagine when you signed up for your event.
3. Listen Intently to the Speaker
Amazing but true, one of the biggest advantage to any conferences is to listen intently to the speaker. Either with a recorder or taking notes, it is important to lend an ear on four-class concepts of the speaker. In this way, you will grow and prosper.
It is compelling to find out how many people delay with some quirks and faults about their excuses rather take this basic approach. What a shame!
Additionally, definitely thank the speaker and their presentation after the talk is over. More than that, introduce yourself as another connection for further conversation in the future. The fortunes will be immense.
4. Don’t Forget the Vendors
My last little tip is to remember to begin a relationship with the vendors of any conference you pursue. It is exciting about the possibility of a new venture going further. Plus, you may discover a product that a vendor needs, and sometimes very quickly that you can provide pronto.
Initiate The Steps
In conclusion, your conferences can set a tone that is both useful and valuable I just described above. However, you will need to initiate the steps in your next conferences to bring it to action.
Do you have the stuff?