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Attending conferences

Attending conferences

Conferences are overwhelming:  the rush of presentations, conversations, and potential meet-ups, and it can make it tough for you if you want to find focus.

But skipping them isn't the best solution: you’re missing out on the benefits of networking.

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  • Ask people to introduce themselves. Think of commonalities among group members and highlight those when you’re making introductions.
  • Ask thoughtful questions and listen carefully to how others respond. 
  • Having conversation starters at the ready can make small talk more palata...

Think about the people you would like to get to know and then carve out time to accomplish that goal:

  • A few before the conference, make a 'priority wish list' of people you’d like to meet. 
  • Send those people an email introducing yourself and asking to meet; if possible, get an ...

See networking from a different perspective: You’re not just networking because you should; you’re doing it because it’s good for your career.

When choosing which sessions to attend, consider this:

  • A session should fulfill either a content goal (should be educational) or
  • It should fulfill an interpersonal goal (you want to meet or support the person who is presenting).

Do:

  • Focus on how networking is good for your career
  • When choosing a sessions, consider whether you’ll learn something or meet someone new
  • Create networking situations where you feel comfortable.

Don’t:

  • Spend all of your time with cow...

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