“The
Conference
Catalyst”
            
       
Thom
Singer

Too
Many
Choices
       

A
Top
Reason
For
A3ending...
             

Why
Networking
Ma3ers
                   
•    All
opportuni+es
come
from
people
•    Your
career
depends
on
it
•    Every...
Some
Assembly
IS
Required
          

The
Power
of
Hello
                       
•  Talk
to
others
–
Break
free
from
friends
•  Be
curious
about
people
•  Peopl...
Find
Two
People
You
Have
Never
Met
                         
 •    Name
 •    City
 •    Company
 •    One
thing
of
intere...
Make
It
Easy
For
Others
To
Meet
You
                     
 •  Smile
at
others
–
be
approachable
 •  Have
nametag
visible
 ...
Discover
What
Interests
Other
People
                       
•  Ask
ques+ons
•  Why
did
they
aMend?
•  Focus
outside
yours...
Your
iPhone
or
Blackberry

          Is
NOT
Your
Friend
                       
•  Do
not
spend
breaks
checking
email
•  T...
Be
A
Connector
                       
•  Introduce
new
people
to
those
you
already
   met
•  Invite
people
to
join
you
• ...
Have
Fun
                        
•    Mee+ng
people
is
interes+ng
•    Explore
the
new
technologies
•    Make
contacts
wi...
Follow
Up
                        
•    Ask
for
business
cards
•    Own
the
follow
up
when
you
get
home
•    Discover
thei...
Get
Out
There

           And
Connect!!!
                   

•  Sit
with
different
people
at
every
   session
and
event
• ...
THE
END
    Thom
Singer
            
“The
Conference
Catalyst”
  www.thomsinger.com

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MTO Summit Chicago - Thom Singer Keynote

  1. 1. “The
Conference
Catalyst”
 
 
Thom
Singer

  2. 2. Too
Many
Choices
 

  3. 3. A
Top
Reason
For
A3ending...
 

  4. 4. Why
Networking
Ma3ers
 
•  All
opportuni+es
come
from
people
•  Your
career
depends
on
it
•  Everyone
wants
to
feel
significant
•  Finding
new
employees
•  Finding
a
new
job
•  Future
success
for
you
or
your
company
might
 come
from
someone
in
this
room

  5. 5. Some
Assembly
IS
Required
 

  6. 6. The
Power
of
Hello
 
•  Talk
to
others
–
Break
free
from
friends
•  Be
curious
about
people
•  People
do
business
with
those
they
know,

 like,
and
trust
•  Be
proac+ve

  7. 7. Find
Two
People
You
Have
Never
Met
 
 •  Name
 •  City
 •  Company
 •  One
thing
of
interest

  8. 8. Make
It
Easy
For
Others
To
Meet
You
 
 •  Smile
at
others
–
be
approachable
 •  Have
nametag
visible
 •  Be
interested
in
those
siIng
next
 to
you
 

  9. 9. Discover
What
Interests
Other
People
 
•  Ask
ques+ons
•  Why
did
they
aMend?
•  Focus
outside
yourself

  10. 10. Your
iPhone
or
Blackberry

 Is
NOT
Your
Friend
 
•  Do
not
spend
breaks
checking
email
•  Take
business
calls
away
from
the
conference
 areas
•  “Un‐approachable”
(now
and
later)

•  
If
you
are
shy,
do
not
hide

  11. 11. Be
A
Connector
 
•  Introduce
new
people
to
those
you
already
 met
•  Invite
people
to
join
you
•  Do
not
hang
out
with
people
from
your
 company
or
other
long‐+me
friends


  12. 12. Have
Fun
 
•  Mee+ng
people
is
interes+ng
•  Explore
the
new
technologies
•  Make
contacts
with
vendors
•  Meet
someone
new
at
every
break,
meal
and
 event

  13. 13. Follow
Up
 
•  Ask
for
business
cards
•  Own
the
follow
up
when
you
get
home
•  Discover
their
online
presence
•  Do
not
link
too
quickly
•  Create
a
customized
plan

  14. 14. Get
Out
There

 And
Connect!!!
 

•  Sit
with
different
people
at
every
 session
and
event
•  Avoid
your
current
co‐workers
•  Be
inclusive
•  Ask
others
to
help
you
network

  15. 15. THE
END
 Thom
Singer
 
“The
Conference
Catalyst”
 www.thomsinger.com


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