In an effort to make the most of the next couple days, we’ve come up with a short list of in-conference strategies to maximize the effectiveness of what you’ll see/experience.
– Take notes. It doesn’t matter how good or perfect a strategy or technology is for any aspect of your business if you can’t remember what it was. This is not only a chance to network your company and your name, but a very good opportunity for you to learn more about possible strategies or products to implement within your own operations.
– See/attend everything that you can. Everything that is part of an exhibit and everyone who is speaking, have been carefully selected by our staff in an effort to maximize the effectiveness of the space that we were given. Go to everything that you can, there’s not a single event on our agenda that will be a waste of time.
– Never sit by the same person twice. This is one of my favorite rules to live by when I”m attending a conference or event for my business. It’s very easy to hang out with the same person for the whole conference if you choose, and that’s not always a bad thing. But you have the rare opportunity to sit by anyone in the room, someone who could quite possibly benefit your business or even simply become a good friend. Never refuse a new hand to shake!
– Enjoy your stay in portland. Go check out this amazing city! We’ve come up with a list of the 10 best things to do and places to eat in Portland, you can’t miss out on doing what the city has to offer.
– Seek out the keynote speakers. You’ll have to decide how to effectively spend your time these next 2 days, at some moments choosing one event over another. But if you have to make a choice between one of our keynote speakers – we’ve come up with little bios here – then I strongly suggest you choose to see them! We’ve picked these speakers as their stories and experiences are beyond interesting.
– Bring a TON of business cards. This weekend requires lots of handshakes and forced smiles, but bring something along with you that people will remember. A written name, email, and phone number keeps the connection alive even after the conference ends. These are your essentials!