Tips six and seven on how to get the most out of conferences, trade shows and networking events:
Tip #6: Be sure to get other people’s business cards, and ask if you can email to them. Do not add them to your ezine list without their permission, and a good way to invite them is to follow up with them after the conference. “Here’s that report I was talking to you about, and if you’d like to get more, we have an ezine you can subscribe to, go here"?¦” for example.
Tip #7: Don’t be afraid to ask people to remind you of their name, if you think you might know them. They will be glad you did, because they probably can’t remember yours either and might be embarrassed to ask. (Note: you might want to make notes on the back of their business card about what you talked about for follow up later on.)