Business offline events stopped due to the pandemic are gradually returning (we hope that it will be final). Many entrepreneurs consider participation in them as an opportunity for networking and meeting potential partners and clients. But these and other results do not come by themselves, they also require certain efforts from the business owner. In this article, we will guide you on how to get the most out of business events.
4 Ways To Get The Most Out of Business Events
Here is how you can make going to a business event beneficial for you
Participating in general business or niche conferences, such as CIO conferences is quite simple. You just need to buy a ticket and find the strength to drive on the designated day to the venue. You can also be glad that, unlike the organizers, you are spared from solving complex organizational issues.
People come to conferences for different purposes. If you want to make new acquaintances, chat, get to know each other, exchange business cards or contacts with neighbors, change places after a break if possible, and get to know your neighbors again.
Some entrepreneurs and their team members go to conferences to get new information. To do this, you need to turn off your “internal skeptic” or at least calm it down a bit. Often when speaking, it seems: “Oh, these are all banal things. It’s obvious, it’s been known for a long time, well, what’s there to tell?”
Turn off the “inner skeptic”, listen to the speakers carefully, and follow the movement of their thoughts. Anyway, you are already here, paid for the ticket, perhaps you came from another city. What’s the point of scrolling through Instagram or Facebook now? Even if the presentation is boring and empty, try to write down at least one idea or thought that is useful for work.
Fill Up The Bank Of Ideas
It is normal and even excellent when ideas and solutions come up during a speech that is completely unrelated to the topic of the speech. I don’t know why this happens – you hear about hiring programmers, and suddenly the thought comes up about what kind of report is missing in project management. This happens to me often. I write down my thoughts and ideas during conferences.
If you are traveling not alone, but with a colleague, agree to independently record your ideas in writing. And at the end of the event, exchange lists with him, and discuss them. This motivates you and your colleague to work at the conference rather than sleep. Well, two views and two lists of insights are always better than one
Additional PR And Rest
If you are a manager or owner of a company, then consider participating in the conference as an additional PR for yourself and your project. More people will learn about your company and what you do. If you can be interesting to strangers, perhaps one of them will become your client, partner, supplier, or bring you a client in the future.
Also, participation in the conference is a good way to “surface” from the RAM. Disconnecting from the constant stream of notifications, emails, and calls is always helpful. At a minimum, you will see which sections of the company do not work without you. As a maximum, you will rest (yes, you will rest at the conference, because rest is a switch to another activity), and you will return to work fresh.
You must have learned here why having business events is important. Its not only for growth and collaborations but for learning, exploring new horizons and making sure you are always one step ahead of your competitors.