How to Get the Most People-Power from Your Conference

Most people are required to attend conferences and trade shows at some point during their careers. Attitudes can range from “have to go” to “want to go.”

If you’re an extrovert, chances are you’ll welcome the opportunity to socialize and connect with other people. And if you’re an introvert, you’ll likely struggle to stay focused as you contend with sensory overload.

Regardless of personality type, time spent at a conference is a waste if you fail to remain “plugged in” and follow up with contacts when you return home. It’s not really about the number of business cards you collect or how much you network. Your goal is to develop relationships with potential colleagues and clients.

In today’s fast-paced business environment, social contacts often generate new business opportunities. Once you open up to people and connect, you unleash creative energy and power.

This may happen naturally…or not at all. So, what can you do to pave the way for conference success? Here are some tips for making the most of your experience, maximizing its value through personal contacts.

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