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5 Tips for Getting The Most Out of a Conference


In honor of my departure of SOBCon tomorrow, I thought I’d share some ways to get the most out of an event of this kind.

Whenever I go to great events, I hear a TON of great ideas. And if I’m not careful, I’ll fall into overwhelm, get stressed out and not implement anything I learned.  So these tips are really about maximizing the takeaway on the great tools, strategies and ideas that are so freely shared in a conference environment.

By keeping these 5 tips in mind, I feel less stress and move into action a whole lot faster when I get home. I hope they will help you, too.

(And I could write a whole article just on getting the most out of the relationships that begin at events like these, but I’ll save that for another day.)

5 Tips For Getting the Most Out of a Conference

  1. Choose 2, maybe 3, or the very best ideas you heard. I know it is hard to choose, but focusing your energy is all about making choices.
  2. Talk to colleague or friend about how you might implement these ideas. How exactly do you believe these ideas will work for you? Be specific as you talk about implementing these ideas in your business.
  3. So that you can laser focus, choose the very best idea and implement it first. Trying to do too much at once will dilute your efforts and leave you feeling worn thin.
  4. To help you choose, look at your top three ideas and ask yourself this question: “What is closest to the money?” One idea will probably leap out at you. (Above all, I want your business to be profitable!)
  5. Most important, give your new idea time to take hold and yield results. Nothing feels more frantic and exhausting than constantly changing course (it is also confusing to your tribe).

There you go! Five easy tips to keep the momentum and creativity of a conference alive in your business without feeling stressed.


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