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Are you attending conferences? If not, you should be. In this presentation, I share how to find the right conferences and take full advantage of them for your blog.

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Attending

ATTENDING

ATTENDING

CONFERENCES

CONFERENCES

How to Maximize Your Experience

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Why should you start attending conferences

Why should you start

Attending conferences

?

TO GET CONNECTED

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Why should you start attending conferences1

Why should you start Attending conferences

TO GET CONNECTED

Getting out there and connecting with other people

who get excited about the same kinds of things you

get excited about can be game-changing.

Those relationships can open up many new

opportunities for you and your business.

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Why should you start attending conferences2

Why should you start

Attending conferences? ?

TO BE INSPIRED

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Why should you start attending conferences3

Why should you start

Attending conferences

TO BE EQUIPPED

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Why should you start attending conferences4

Why should you start Attending conferences

TO BE EQUIPPED

Regardless of where you are in your business, there’s

ALWAYS something new to learn.

By choosing your conferences (and sessions) wisely,

you are putting yourself in a position to learn exactly

what you need to learn from the experts who have

answers to your questions.

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How do you prepare for a conference

How do you Prepare for a

Conference? ?

What happens before the conference is very

important.

Taking the right steps beforehand will set you up for

success during and after the conference.

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How do you prepare for a conference1

How do you Prepare for a Conference

2

Plan your

networking.

Make a list of those people you want

to network so you can make sure to

take advantage of each of those

networking opportunities.

1

Plan your sessions

Sign up for the sessions that are most

important to you.

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How do you prepare for a conference2

How do you Prepare for a Conference

3

4

Plan your travel and

accommodations.

Make initial contact.

Toughing base with people the day

before the event is a great way to

keep you fresh in their minds for when

you meet in person.

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How do you prepare for a conference3

How do you Prepare for a Conference

Leslie Samuel

Leslie Samuel

6

Get your

business cards

Having a set of business cards to give

out makes it easier for people to contact

you if they choose to do so. Keep a set of

business cards in your suitcase at all

times.

5

Practice your

elevator pitch

Focus your elevator pitch on

the people you help, not how

awesome you are.

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How do you choose the right conferences

How do You Choose the

Right Conferences

?

What are my

goals for my

blog and my

business?

?

1

First, determine

YOUR GOALS.

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How do you choose the right conferences1

How do You Choose the Right Conferences

Choose the types of conferences that will

help you accomplish your goals.

2

Do a Google Search.

Find out from trusted

sources in your niche.

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Making the most out of the conference

Making the Most out of

the Conference

It’s game time.

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Making the most out of the conference1

Making the Most out of the Conference

HELLO

Leslie

HELLO

MY NAME IS

Leslie

MY NAME IS

1

2

Register immediately.

Avoid long lines and take advantage of

limited resources offered.

Get the lay of

the land.

Take time at the very beginning

to figure out where the key

locations are.

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Making the Most out of the Conference

3

4

Seek out the people

you want to connect

with.

Go up to them, introduce yourself and

connect with them.

Don’t be THAT

guy/gal.

Remember, your goal is not to pitch

as many people as possible. Your

goal is to connect with people.

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Making the Most out of the Conference

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3

Connect with people

on Social Media

immediately.

That way you can keep track of

what all of your new conference

friends are doing.

Walk up to strangers

and bite the bullet

Go up to them, introduce yourself and

connect with them.

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Making the Most out of the Conference

Important notes:

7

8

Take notes during

sessions.

Focus on the main action items you want to

implement.

Be on the lookout for

that golden nugget

– something that you can do that

could have a significant impact on

your business.

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Making the Most out of the Conference

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10

Put down your

technology.

Live in the moment with the

people you are with.

Have fun. Seriously,

have a TON of FUN!

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What to do after a conference

What to do After a

conference

You may be feeling

overwhelmed.

Here's how to deal

with that...

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What to do after a conference1

What to do After a conference

2

Create one big hairy

audacious goal based

on golden nugget.

1

CALM DOWN

Yep, that’s tip #1. Before you go all

out trying to accomplish World

Domination in one week, CALM

DOWN.

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What to do After a conference

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4

Break that goal down

into specific tasks

Every goal is accomplished by taking

specific action. Having a goal is great, but

unless you break it down into specific

actionable tasks, you will never

accomplish your goal.

Follow up with your

contacts

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!

CONGRATULATIONS

You're on your way to

becoming a conference

ninja.

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