I had the honor of serving as a conference networking ambassador for Social Media Marketing World for the third year in a row.
We added a lot of extras into this years conference when it came to helping the attendees make connections. One of the big changes was having me do a keynote talking about some great ways to connect at the conference. I managed to get a copy of the talk for your viewing pleasure.
The video below is about 15 minutes short but I think it’s worth watching.
I really had fun and spoke to many of the things that get in the way of people making great connections, including what to do when you feel you have nothing to offer the person you are talking to.
Pop Quiz: Can you tell me the stage name of the poet I name at the beginning of my talk?
I hope you enjoyed the video.
Don’t forget to grab a FREE copy of The conference networking report for even more great tips on how to create an environment conducive to making great connections.
It’s Not Just About Conference Networking; What You Do After Has Impact
You know the story, you’ve come back from a conference, you’ve done all the networking you were supposed to do and now you are back to reality. The people around you don’t think the same way you do, they don’t believe in making the impossible possible. You crave to be back with the great people you met at your conference but you can’t…or can you. In the video below I take a look at 10 ways you can keep the conference networking magic going. Networking at a conference is only half the battle. Staying in touch is where the real work begins. I’ll help make it a little bit easier to stay connected.
10 Way to Keep The Magic Alive After Your Conference is Over
Just reach out: Email, Skype, phone will all do the trick
Stay engaged online: Stay connected through a Facebook group or page
Form smaller groups: It’s easier to stay connected with a select few
Meet in person: commit to meeting in person every so often
Give back collectively: Decide to give back to one cause
Help each other achieve goals: Really get to know each other by assisting move each others projects forward
Start a group blog: You can decide on the frequency each person writes (it can be private), but make it a way for you to share what is going on in your lives and businesses
Start a book club: Just 10 pages a day can get you through a 300 page book in one month. Share notes and how what you’ve read will be applied.
What do you suggest? What is missing from the list that can help to keep groups together after a conference? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below
I am launching an interactive online course, “The New Art of Conference Networking,”that starts on Monday, September 24. Early bird registration is from 9/10 to 9/18 (save yourself some money). I’d love for you to be a part of it if you are getting ready to attend a conference in October, November or December.
As always my goal is to help you Run The Point (Take Action) from where you are, with what you have.
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