How frustrating is it to spend $100s or $1000s attending a conference and not getting as much out of it as you wanted?
This week I’m attending Jeff Goins’ 3rd Tribe Conference. I’ve been there each year he has had the conference. I will be buying my ticket to the 2018 event while at the conference this year.
The event is life-changing because I will be with writers, artists, and creatives who want to grow their craft and get the attention their work deserves. I also learned to do the following 14 things so that I could get the most out of Tribe Conference.
14 To Do’s To Get The Most Out Of Any Conference
- See if there is a meet-up and attend it. If one doesn’t exist, start one.
- Bring a pen and notebook.
If you’re a faster typist, bring your laptop.
- Bring a sweater/sweatshirt,
you never know what’s the conference space will be like.
- Sit up front near the stage.
- Get to the each session early.
- Take pictures of the slides instead of writing them down,
this gives you more time to actually listen.
- Look to connect with those at your table or sitting near you.
- Take pictures with people you meet.
- Eat every meal with at least one person you meet.
- Car pool as much as you can, even if you have a car.
It will help you get to know people.
- Get out of your comfort zone and meet people
(I say this to myself since I’m a natural introvert).
- Don’t worry if you get overwhelmed with stuff.
You’ll have time to process it later.
- Follow-up with people that you meet
(via Twitter, FB, email, or old-fashioned US mail).
- Relax and enjoy yourself.
I have met great people each year and have continued the conversation with them by connecting with them on and offline.