Attending a conference soon, but have no idea if or how you can prepare for it? Continue reading for some useful tips on how you can ensure you’ll get the most out of the educational convention.
1. Dress to impress
As we all know, first impressions go a long way, and this is also true when attending a conference. What are the advantages of dressing well?
2. The importance of your elevator pitch
As we’ve mentioned, first impressions are everything. This is why you should present yourself in such a way that guarantees you’ll be remembered.
Don’t be afraid to show people your business card – explain to them what you do and how you can be of benefit – but keep it brief!
3. Write a packing list
We all know how awful it can be to realise you’ve forgotten something important at home. Rather make a checklist of all the important things you’d need for the conference, and tick them off as you pack.
4. Do research!
To know who you’ll be dealing with at a conference, research the people who will be attending.
5. Prioritize and schedule
Planning is very valuable when attending a conference – make sure to set up a schedule before you reach the convention to ensure your time is well spent.
The key is not to stick strictly to the schedule, but to have some sort of structure.
And remember, have fun! Conferences mean nothing if you aren’t willing to learn from others, develop your networking skills or just have a chat with some influential people.