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Top Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Next Conference

Top Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Next Conference

Have you ever gone to a conference for work or for pleasure and felt overwhelmed? There is usually so much going on and so much to do and see. Where do you start? How do you make sure that you accomplish all that you set out to without getting sidetracked?

Tips For Success

  1. Make a List. Before your meeting, look at the itinerary and plan out what events and sessions you would like to attend.
  2. Schedule Time to be Social. Make sure that you schedule time to connect with others in a social setting. Chances are that you will come in contact with people that you see in person once a year at this event. You may also be making new connections that could lead to collaborations and partnerships in your area of interest. The human connection is so vital in this setting. The conference organizers purposefully hold the meeting to bring people with similar interests together so take full advantage of this.
  3. Journal Your Action Plan. Write down 1-2 things that you plan to implement that you learned while at the conference. Make a longer list of learning points but start with the top two to implement right away. This will allow the maximum growth to occur long after your return home from that meeting.
  4. Follow Up. Don’t just let all those great connections you made while at the meeting sit in your conference bag until next year’s meeting. Make an effort to connect with those you met when you return home. Start small and follow up with 1 or 2 people that first week back home. Then ramp it up from there. The follow up does not need to be complicated, it can be a simple hello.

These are my top tips. If you found them helpful or you know someone that can benefit from them, do share and comment below.

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Charmaine Gregory

I am a nocturnist Emergency Physician, wife, mom to three vivacious cherubs as well as a greatness and virtual fitness coach. I help busy women like myself reclaim their fitness and wellness mojo and unleash their greatness! Watch my story and get a complimentary health assessment here: My Story If you are like me and have picky eaters in your fold, join my Facebook group, Picky Eaters Strong Mom here: Picky Eater Strong Mom Facebook Group

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