Dan and I just finished a whirlwind of a long weekend in Vegas for New Media Expo. We got to meet many of our past interviewees and a bunch of new friends. These conferences are organized not just for the sessions where you learn valuable information, but, in our case, more importantly, for meeting others.
It can be nerve-racking to take the online relationship to the offline world and you’ll actually find a couple interest notes:
- Some people who are good on podcasts and videos ARE NOT good conversationalists: You’ll be surprised how many introverts that will attend and one’s personality online doesn’t always translate into face-to-face conversations. We’ll show you how to deal with this.
- Some people you’ll realize that they’re actually Jerks: One fellow I had seen in videos and always had great tips online turned out, once I took initiative and introduced myself, that he had a HUGE ego and enjoyed talking about himself. Jerk. Disappointing, I know.
If you’ll be going to a conference in the coming year, this will be your guide to network as efficiently as possible. Here are our 5 Networking tips.