You’ve said the last good-bye and given the final hug, you’re off to your busy world. Leaving the shelter of event, you reluctantly turn back to the job, the kids and all the responsibilities.
Desperately wanting to hold onto the energy you felt at the conference, you search your brain for answers. You know that if you could just hang on to the power that surged through you while listening to the speakers and maximize strategies you learned at the sessions, you’d be able to navigate your way through those corporate channels.
Here’s my advice on really using what you’ve learned at the conference.
Record those names, numbers and complete contact information. Also include how you know this person and any other pertinent info you might need for future correspondence.
Send out Thank You cards quickly.
Touch Base ASAP
Send any photos, promised info or items of interest. Show them that you really were paying attention.
Act on any action items quickly. Just one action item can make all the difference. Don’t wait until you are settled back in, it’s too late by then.
Review and Refresh
Review any notes as soon as possible.
Organize materials so you can always find them again when you need them. Discard any useless items immediately.
Set Aside Time for Yourself
Set goals on how to start and continue any new strategies gleaned from the event. Create a plan for incorporating this new learning into your life.
Start to immediately absorb adjustments in behavioral patterns into your schedule and patterns.
Create a personal mantra that focuses on your vision, the goals that you would like to reach and where you ultimately want to go. It should be designed as if this vision has already taken place. The mantra should be repeated over and over throughout the day. The more you “feel” the words you are saying, and imagine having reached the goals in the mantra, the better. You might want to use some of the new learning and goals set at the conference to create your mantra.
You Need Not do it All
Even if you choose to do three things from this list you will be so much more likely to maximize the conference you’ve just attended. So, give it a go and let me know. I’m always interested in hearing how my suggestions and strategies are working.
On your way to a conference? You might want to check out my blog on growth and profit at conferences and it’s important to know what not to do as well.
Thanks for your time, comments and support.
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