New Orleans was a great spot and I had the chance to catch up with some old friends and got the chance to meet some new people in the business.
But unfortunately I have to return to real life.
I’m feeling a little bit overwhelmed with everything going on but that’s what happens when you come back from a vacation or from a conference.
So if you’re feeling that way here are some tips for after the conference.
I know you’re excited about everything that you have learned this past week. The conference was a great experience, and you got to connect with so many exciting people. But before you go all out trying to accomplish everything you learned in one week, you need to CALM DOWN. I know this is pretty basic but that’s tip #1.
Create one HUGE goal based on ONE golden nugget
When you leave the conference, one of the first things you want to do is create one huge goal.
You should base this on the one nugget you extracted from the conference. I’m sure there are other things you learned, but I want you to laser focus like never before so that you can accomplish more than you ever did before based on that one nugget.
Break that huge goal down into specific tasks
Every goal is completed by taking detailed action steps. Having a goal is great, but unless you break it down into specific actionable tasks, you will never be able to reach your goal.
Hopefully you took good notes during the week and you can break down the tasks into manageable items.
Follow up with your contacts
Did you connect with anyone during the conference? Hopefully, that answer is yes.
You need to follow up with those individuals via email and social media. Try to touch base with them immediately after leaving the conference while it’s fresh in your mind and then set a reminder to connect with them at a later date as well. Don’t feel bad if they don’t respond back right away but make the first move as soon as you get back home.
If you are able to implement the tips mentioned in this blog post, you will be on your way to becoming a conference veteran.
Attending conferences can be a game changer for you and your career.