How toStand Outin a Conference                          Without being a                        douche, and even           ...
We all attended a conference once
If youstillhaven’tattendedone, it’ssad…
It’s a great way to connect with      industry communities
And don’tforgetthe freebies!
However…
Why just attend when you can         stand out?
BUT…
Getting your name out there when you are attending a conference is         not an easy task!
Speakers get the limelight
Same for the annoying ones
But what if I told youthat there are other ways to get            noticed?
Just remember4 things
Just remember4 things        • Be fun        • Be creative        • Be smart        • Be confident
…
Need more explanations?
Be Fun!
Be awittyperson
But don’t be a total asshole
When onbreaks
It’s a good way to get those people on your industry to          notice you
Weara smile
Nobody   likessomeoneso serious
Be Creative!
Check your  clothes
Wear something  noticeable  yet proper!
But not   with    too  much“swag”
• Business cards  • Flyers  • Etc.Prepare your offline peripherals
Be creativeand try outnew stuff tohand out
These guys can helpyou get it done right
A little creativity                    a long w                  a long way                a long way              a long ...
Be Smart!
Prepare smart questionsfor anyone you encounter
Use situational questions
Make it as an “antagonist” approach,      but don’t get too cocky                              Cocky piece of             ...
Back your questionswith hard data     “According to       statistics…blahblahblah… what is       your take on this?”
Avoid questions [to speakers] like:“How do you see ______ 5 years from now?”“What is your biggest achievement?”“What made ...
These questions are redundantAnd does not add value to any conversation!
You can mostly find outSo why about speakers onbother their sites/profilesasking?
Be Smart anddon’t make anass out of yourself!
But all of these boils down     on how you can…
Be Confident.
Show abright attitude!
Stop being by          yourself andgo connect with others
Ask questions to    other people(not only the speakers!)
Be ready for otherquestions as well
PeopleDon’t   whoshrug   want to off    talk to        you
Don’t be afraidof making mistakes                But learn from it!
A conference is a portal to a vast    universe of possibilities
It’s up to you whetherto jumpthroughit…
Or be forever unknown
Thank you!Due to the number of images I used on thisslideshow (which are not mine T_T) I decided tomake a Google Spreadshe...
About the creatorHi! I’m John AbrenaAll around crazy guy at Xight InteractiveMarketing Consultant for UPrintingCertified W...
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  1. 1. How toStand Outin a Conference Without being a douche, and even if you aren’t a speaker!
  2. 2. We all attended a conference once
  3. 3. If youstillhaven’tattendedone, it’ssad…
  4. 4. It’s a great way to connect with industry communities
  5. 5. And don’tforgetthe freebies!
  6. 6. However…
  7. 7. Why just attend when you can stand out?
  8. 8. BUT…
  9. 9. Getting your name out there when you are attending a conference is not an easy task!
  10. 10. Speakers get the limelight
  11. 11. Same for the annoying ones
  12. 12. But what if I told youthat there are other ways to get noticed?
  13. 13. Just remember4 things
  14. 14. Just remember4 things • Be fun • Be creative • Be smart • Be confident
  15. 15.
  16. 16. Need more explanations?
  17. 17. Be Fun!
  18. 18. Be awittyperson
  19. 19. But don’t be a total asshole
  20. 20. When onbreaks
  21. 21. It’s a good way to get those people on your industry to notice you
  22. 22. Weara smile
  23. 23. Nobody likessomeoneso serious
  24. 24. Be Creative!
  25. 25. Check your clothes
  26. 26. Wear something noticeable yet proper!
  27. 27. But not with too much“swag”
  28. 28. • Business cards • Flyers • Etc.Prepare your offline peripherals
  29. 29. Be creativeand try outnew stuff tohand out
  30. 30. These guys can helpyou get it done right
  31. 31. A little creativity a long w a long way a long way a long way along way wayoften goes a long
  32. 32. Be Smart!
  33. 33. Prepare smart questionsfor anyone you encounter
  34. 34. Use situational questions
  35. 35. Make it as an “antagonist” approach, but don’t get too cocky Cocky piece of !@#$%^&
  36. 36. Back your questionswith hard data “According to statistics…blahblahblah… what is your take on this?”
  37. 37. Avoid questions [to speakers] like:“How do you see ______ 5 years from now?”“What is your biggest achievement?”“What made you do ______?”
  38. 38. These questions are redundantAnd does not add value to any conversation!
  39. 39. You can mostly find outSo why about speakers onbother their sites/profilesasking?
  40. 40. Be Smart anddon’t make anass out of yourself!
  41. 41. But all of these boils down on how you can…
  42. 42. Be Confident.
  43. 43. Show abright attitude!
  44. 44. Stop being by yourself andgo connect with others
  45. 45. Ask questions to other people(not only the speakers!)
  46. 46. Be ready for otherquestions as well
  47. 47. PeopleDon’t whoshrug want to off talk to you
  48. 48. Don’t be afraidof making mistakes But learn from it!
  49. 49. A conference is a portal to a vast universe of possibilities
  50. 50. It’s up to you whetherto jumpthroughit…
  51. 51. Or be forever unknown
  52. 52. Thank you!Due to the number of images I used on thisslideshow (which are not mine T_T) I decided tomake a Google Spreadsheet of where I got thoseimages.Thank you so much!And to you, dear reader, as well, for reaching thispage!
  53. 53. About the creatorHi! I’m John AbrenaAll around crazy guy at Xight InteractiveMarketing Consultant for UPrintingCertified Web GeekConnect with me on:@johnabrenajohnabrena.xi@gmail.com

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