Attending an event is not only exhilarating but also a bit intimidating. Get the most out of our events or other events you decide to attend by using this prepared checklist provided by Think Realty. The checklist gives you pointers on how to make the most out of the events you attend whether in a virtual space or in person.
Be prepared, make the best impression possible and accomplish your networking goals.
Familiarize yourself with speakers and sponsors/ exhibitors
Identify individuals or organizations that you want to be sure to meet
Make sure you have plenty of business cards
Identify any events, physical and digital, where you can engage other attendees or presenters – these might include a cocktail reception, Q&A sessions, or an associated meetup before or after the main event
Find out who else in your area will be attending
Get the most out of every speaker, panel, and exhibitor.
Sign up for all educational materials in advance, whenever applicable
Review the agenda and identify the sessions you will attend
Partner up with another investor for better conference coverage
Follow all pre- and post-conference coverage for more information
Identify all venues for education – speakers and exhibitors may have supplemental events or offer online trainings for attendees
Maximize your networking using digital and electronic resources.
Follow event sponsors and hosts on social media The Atlanta event is a Think Realty event. Search @wethinkrealty on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Follow any event-specific social media profiles The Atlanta Conference and Expo has an event page on Facebook that you will find when you search @wethinkrealty. Share that you are attending the event on social media.
Post a professional profile picture on all social media profiles
If you’re not already on LinkedIn, set up a profile.
Identify any event-related hashtags The Atlanta event can be tracked online with the hashtag #ThinkRealty. Use that hashtag in your own posts to boost your exposure as well.
Download event-related apps Think Realty will use Whova at the Atlanta event. Registered attendees can download the app for free from the Apple Store or Google Play to gain access to event-specific offerings like in-app messaging, an online profile, contests with exhibitors, business card exchanges, and more.
INFLUENCE AND EXPOSURE
Share your knowledge and grow your social media presence.
Post your experiences as the day goes on using any event-related hashtags. This is the best way to boost your online presence via social media.
Interact when invited to do so Whether online or in person, be prepared with questions to ask at panels and during Facebook Live interviews.
Shake hands Introduce yourself to as many people as possible and connect with them online in at least one way.
Send follow-up emails Keep a list of people who were particularly noteworthy to you at the event and email them within 48 hours. This will keep you in the front of their mind as well.