Here are the final three tips for getting the most out of conferences, tradeshows and networking events:
Tip #8: Ask the people you meet questions about their business, how they are finding the conference so far, what their most important take away has been, their best session so far, their recommendations, etc. Everyone attending a conference has an opinion, so ask for theirs.
Tip #9: Withhold judgment based on dress, age, hair color and other physical attributes, especially when you are working in a field that is conducted mostly online. You never know who you might be missing.
Tip #10: Even when you are tired, and are suffering from information or conference overload, remember to smile and look interested in others. Many other attendees may be experiencing the same burn-out, and by sharing these feelings, you can connect.