- Prepare before the conference with business cards, flyers, and ideas. You never know who you will meet and what opportunities will come to you.
- Talk to someone who has attended the conference before and/or knows someone who is attending. I did both and this helped me take a lot of the guess work out on how to best prepare for whatever opportunities were awaiting me.
- Relax..be yourself!!!! The authentic you is much better than a pretender.
- Network in a way that plays to your strengths. For me this meant talking to conference attendees one on one building connections.