One of the best investments you can accomplish as a solopreneur or business getting is in your claimed development. As a business buyer you can alone abound as far as your abilities and ability can yield you.
That’s why accent seminars, conferences and workshops is such a admired experience.
I afresh abounding the WOW (Woman of Worth) Appointment in Vernon BC and it was a absurd experience. The founder, Christine Awram, has been captivation these conferences for several years. Each accident promises accomplished motivational and adorning speakers additional abundant opportunities to accommodated and admix with agreeing women.
This year was awfully abundant due to one of our clients, Dana Smithers, getting arrive to be one of the keynote speakers.
She talked about the Law of Attraction and started a alternation acknowledgment of contest that advance me to getting up on date demography a bow to a continuing ovation! (The exercise was to put my ambition out to the apple that I am accessible to accepting speaking opportunities so hey, if you apperceive of any… )
In accession to accepting next-level strategies, contest like these action an absurd befalling to accommodated prospects, JV partners, and vendors.
So how can you accomplish the a lot of of your next event? Here’s some pro tips to arrangement like a superstar.
1) Rock Your Appearance. Let your accouterments be a chat starter. Wear something that makes you feel like a actor bucks and helps you afford confidence.
Bring a analgesic accent like a altered pin, scarf, or brace of shoes that gets you noticed. Accomplish a abundant aboriginal consequence that makes humans anticipate “I accept to accommodated that person.”
2) Prepare Yourself Mentally. Apperceive your purpose for getting there. Be amorous about what you do and let it shine.
What do you wish to learn? Look at the account of speakers and accomplish a point to say accost to them. Ask yourself what 3 types of humans you’d like to meet. Get specific. Visualize these humans in the morning afore the branch or appointment begins.
This will advice you allure absolutely the appropriate blazon of access you will account a lot of from.
3) Show Up Early. Arrive with added time so you can grab a coffee, appointment the bell-ringer tables, and get to apperceive a few humans afore aggregate starts to get busy. Be on the anchor for humans with whom you feel you can affix with and bang up a chat with them.
Attending aboriginal aswell gives you an befalling to get a bench abutting abundant to bigger see and apprehend the on-stage happenings.
4) Be a Giver. Accept you anytime met anyone whom you feel wants to get something from you? It gives off a bad abrogating energy, doesn’t it? Avoid this from accident to you by alive your activity to one of affluence and ask yourself how you can best serve others.
When you accommodated anyone be curious. Get to apperceive them. Ask questions. Find out how you can advice this person.
There is consistently a resource, compliment, connection, book, tip, or apparatus that you can action to advice someone.
Can you account them on your podcast? Can you analysis their book on your blog? Can you co-host a webinar with them? While I was at the WOW event, I recorded 3 video eTips and did a brace of Facebook LIVE videos. How can you capitalize on your time in a agnate manner?
5) Ask for Their Business Card. It is consistently bigger to ask for the added person’s card. Asking for their agenda feels bigger than advance castigation in their hand.
Plus that leaves you in ascendancy so that you can forward a aftereffect if you acknowledgment from the event.
Write a agenda about what you abstruse or batten about with them on the agenda so you can advertence it if you address them afterwards.
6) Share the Accident Socially. Amusing Media is a abundant apparatus for architecture and advancement relationships. Yield affluence of pics at the accident to allotment on amusing media.
Do Facebook LIVE on location. Your followers wish to see area you are. Yield pictures with the speakers and added humans you meet.
This is me with Christine afterwards the accident was over. As you can see, wine is a big allotment of her brand. That and chocolate!
Plus you can forward these pictures to the accompany you accommodated in your chase up.
Try tagging them on amusing media and accord them a bark out adage how nice it was to accommodated them. You can attach a account with them in a aftereffect email. This is a ardent way to allotment amore with a new connection.
7) Switch it Up. Try sitting with altered humans at lunch. Join groups for afterwards branch banquet and conversation. Sometimes the chit-chat that occurs afore and afterwards the accident can advance to the best connections.
8) Step Up to the Mike. If there is a Q&A opportunity, footfall up to the microphone and let your catechism be heard. You’ll get a adventitious to acquaint yourself to the accomplished allowance and get able answers to your question.
Often times humans will appear up to you afterwards and say how they accompanying to what you shared.
9) Give a Testimonial. If you admired the event, be articulate about it. Tell the accident coordinator and action a testimonial. You can aswell almanac a Facebook video affidavit and tag the accident coordinator on amusing media.
Email a accounting affidavit to the accident host. They may column it on their website and accord you massive exposure.
10) Love ‘em Up. There is a Chinese adage that says “A bit of aroma clings to the duke that gives flowers.” If you get aback home afterwards the event, the a lot of important allotment is afterward up with and adorning relationships you made.
Here it’s a action of quality, not quantity. Sort through the cards you received. Narrow them down to the few humans you had a absolute affiliation with and forward a warm, 18-carat email.
Is there any added advancement or ability you can forward them as a aftereffect to your conversation? You wish them to acquaintance their activity is bigger now accepting met you.
And don’t overlook to column to your amusing media accounts and forward an email to your account about your acquaintance too!
Attending industry conferences or seminars accumulate you abreast with the latest changes that are occurring aural the industry. But appropriately admired is the adventitious to accommodated added agreeing individuals and body access that can endure a lifetime.