Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Guide To Networking at Affiliate Summit East 2010


Published on

Tips for networking at the Affiliate Summit East 2010 conference, taking place August 15-17, 2010 in New York City.

Published in: Business
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Guide To Networking at Affiliate Summit East 2010

  1. 1. Affiliate Summit East 2010 Guide to Networking<br />Shawn Collins, Co-founder, Affiliate Summit<br />
  2. 2. Define Your Goals<br />You can’t get ROI if you don’t identify the targeted “R”.<br />
  3. 3. Stay in the Conference Hotel<br />Hilton New York: $189 per night (non-refundable) and $229 per night (refundable). <br />Informal networking all over the hotel before and after conference hours.<br />SOLD OUT! Be an early bird next time.<br />
  4. 4. Target List of Attendees<br />Review list of attending companies.<br />Seek out people in the Social Network.<br />Set up meetings in NYC.<br />Search Google images for people and create a discreet compilation of headshots of your targets.<br />
  5. 5.<br />
  6. 6. Map Out Exhibitors<br />
  7. 7. Business Cards<br />
  8. 8. Read FeedFront Magazine<br /><br />
  9. 9. Prepare for Networking Opportunities<br />Affiliate Meet Market<br />Affiliate Showcase<br />Exhibit Hall<br />Vertical Exchange<br />Meals<br />Ask the Experts<br />Closing Session<br />
  10. 10. Pre-Engage<br />Become part of the conversation with industry leaders.<br />Call in to podcasts.<br />Post comments to blogs.<br />Send feedback to newsletters.<br />Respond in forum threads.<br />Add them on Twitter, Facebook, etc.<br />
  11. 11. Follow on Twitter<br /><br />
  12. 12. Speakers on Twitter<br />@affiliatesummit/ase10-speakers<br />
  13. 13. Name Tags<br /><ul><li>Color coded for type of attendee.
  14. 14. Figure out the color of the people you want to meet when you check-in.</li></li></ul><li>Perfect Your Elevator Speech<br />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<br />
  15. 15. Do Your Homework<br />Want to meet a speaker… read their bio on the Affiliate Summit site.<br />Looking for a rep from a certain company… read up on their recent news and “About Us” page.<br />
  16. 16.<br />
  17. 17. Be Memorable!<br />The way you dress.<br />Opening lines.<br />Presence at the show as a sponsor. <br />
  18. 18. K.I.S.S. Method<br />Keep It Simple, Stupid.<br />Surgical strike – be focused and concise.<br />Leave the details for later.<br />
  19. 19. Follow Up<br />All the networking is for naught if you don’t follow up.<br />Forget e-mail and phone – lead off with a hand-written note.<br />
  20. 20. See you in New York City!<br />Any questions? Contact us…<br /><br />417-2SUMMIT (278-6648)<br /><br /><br />