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First Timers Guide to Affiliate Summit West 2012

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Session from Affiliate Summit co-founder Shawn Collins on how to optimize your time at Affiliate Summit West 2012.

Topics covered include when to arrive at the conference, the Newcomer program, dress code, what to bring, and business cards.

Also discussed were the educational sessions, networking opportunities, interactive schedules, Twitter hashtag, and following up after Affiliate Summit.

More details at http://www.affiliatesummit.com

Session from Affiliate Summit co-founder Shawn Collins on how to optimize your time at Affiliate Summit West 2012.

Topics covered include when to arrive at the conference, the Newcomer program, dress code, what to bring, and business cards.

Also discussed were the educational sessions, networking opportunities, interactive schedules, Twitter hashtag, and following up after Affiliate Summit.

More details at http://www.affiliatesummit.com

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First Timers Guide to Affiliate Summit West 2012

  1. First Timers Guide to Affiliate Summit Shawn Collins, Co-founder, Affiliate Summit
  2. Registration Opens Saturday Saturday: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Sunday: 8:00 am. Monday: 7:30 am. Tuesday: 8:00 am. Networking goes as late as you’re willing to participate in the evenings.
  3. Stay in the Conference Hotel Caesars Palace: $199 per night. Informal networking all over the hotel before and after conference hours. SOLD OUT! Be an early bird next time.
  4. The Newcomer Program
  5. Dress Code: Corporate Casual
  6. Develop a Game Plan What do you hope to accomplish? Whom to meet. Booths and tables to visit. Sessions to attend.
  7. What to Bring Cough drops or gum – lots of talking. Luggage space for booth give-aways. Lots of business cards. Purell to keep clean. Comfortable shoes. 15 second description of your business.
  8. Business Cards
  9. Pre-Engage Become part of the conversation with industry leaders. Call in to podcasts. Post comments to blogs. Send feedback to newsletters. Respond in forum threads. Add them on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.
  10. What You’ll Get Attendee bag. FeedFront Magazine with speaker bios and session descriptions. Exhibitor guide with map of exhibit hall and Meet Market.
  11. Educational Sessions See the agenda at AffiliateSummit.com for which sessions you’d like to attend. Got a conflict – no worries, sessions are filmed and free to Gold, Platinum & Diamond pass holders.
  12. Prepare for Networking Opportunities  Meet Market  Exhibit Hall  Meals  Ask the Experts  Before/After the Sessions  Affiliate Karaoke  Parties  Newcomer Program Meetup  Bingo Networking
  13. Speaker Office Hours Exhibit Hall Booth #107
  14. Cell Phones Set to vibrate, please.
  15. Name Badges Color coded for type of attendee. Figure out the color of the people you want to meet when you check-in.
  16. http://forum.affiliatesummit.com
  17. http://asw12.sched.org
  18. Make Friends Plan to meet with people you already know. Initiate meetings with people you meet on forums and blogs.
  19. Perfect Your Elevator Speech An elevator pitch (or elevator speech) is a brief overview of an idea for a product, service, or project. The pitch is so called because it can be delivered in the time span of an elevator ride (say, thirty seconds or 100-150 words). - Wikipedia
  20. Do Your Homework Want to meet a speaker… read their bio on the Affiliate Summit site. Looking for a rep from a certain company… read up on their recent news and “About Us” page.
  21. Be Memorable! The way you dress. Opening lines. Presence at the show as a sponsor.
  22. Orient Yourself Register when you arrive. Look through FeedFront Magazine to find rooms where events take place. Find the rooms to make things easier when the conference starts.
  23. Follow on Twitter http://www.twitter.com #ASW12
  24. Speakers on Twitter @affiliatesummit/asw12-speakers
  25. K.I.S.S. Method Keep It Simple, Stupid. Surgical strike – be focused and concise. Leave the details for later.
  26. Follow Up All the networking is for naught if you don’t follow up. Forget e-mail and phone – lead off with a hand-written note.
  27. Questions in Las Vegas Visit the registration booths. Seek out staff members – wearing black shirts labeled “Staff”.
  28. Feedback Fill out the forms in each session. We can’t fix things unless you tell us they’re broken.
  29. Here’s My Business Card
  30. Welcome to Affiliate Summit! Any questions? Contact us… realdeal@affiliatesummit.com 417-2SUMMIT (278-6648) http://www.Twitter.com/affiliatesummit http://www.Facebook.com/affiliatesummit

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