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Know who you want to talk to – identity 5 speakers.
Do you research - use social media platforms like Google, LinkedIn, Facebook
and Twitter to know more about them.
Be ready to answer questions. What do you want others to know about you?
What do you want them to remember about you?
Prepare open-ended questions – organize a list of insightful questions. Stay
away from “Yes” and “No” questions.
Check the conference’s social media platforms – it is the best way to interact
with other attendees before the event.
Time is precious - Get there early, it will give you time to greet other attendees.
Maximize your time- attend breakfasts, lunches, cocktail hours and receptions.
Smile – appear approachable.
Small Talk - “I really enjoyed your presentation on…” "Is this your first #ACI
conference on… ?”
Ditch the sales pitch. Remember, networking is all about relationship building.
Share information about yourself – But don’t forger to listen.
Exchange business cards.
Add everyone you met to your professional networks.
Become a valuable resource to your contacts- post/share articles, links,
white papers etc.
Engage with your new contacts on their social media pages.
Make it a point to follow up – a few days after the event follow up with a brief
e-mail or note.
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