I am getting notifications to attend conferences all the time! When you do decide to go to a conference and once you get there, how do you keep up with all the information you receive? There are notes, websites given, books recommended, blogs shared, not to mention all the business cards of new friends and collegues. We get caught up in the moment of the excitement of connections and information and it is only a matter of time before overwhelm sets in!!
What do you do with all this information and how do we process it all? Organize it as it comes in! Here are some suggestions for keeping up and setting up a follow up system:
- Create a PR code with your information for attendees to download your info on their phone. Print to a label that you adhere to your name badge.
- Download a business card scanning app to keep up with business cards without having to find them at a later time.
- Have one sheet of paper or note on your phone or tablet where you will keep up with websites, blogs and books mentioned. You will have that list to research when you get home or back to your hotel room.
- Schedule time when you get home to process all the information and “stuff” that comes home with you!! NOTE: The “F*ree” stuff you pick up at an expo does cost. It costs time to decided where to put it and really…do you need another pen or coozie? And it does eventually become clutter!
It is an all-in-one. You will be so organized as you walk in the conference room. Whether you will be sitting at a table (my preference) or just a chair, you will have everything you need to be efficient at your conference!
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