Bang for Your Conference Buck

by Lisa Picarille on August 27, 2009

Welcome to episode 14 of The Spew. We missed a few weeks, but we are back on track.

This time around we are talking about conferences – how to get the most for your money, which ones to attend, the etiquette of conferences and how to take action after the event is over.

I’m Lisa Picarille (@lisap), an online content strategist and your moderator for this week’s show.

Our panelists this week include:

Karen Garcia (@karengarcia), co-founder of GTO Management and Ultimate Foodie.

Karen White (@KarenWhite_LV), a Marketing Strategist focusing on Performance marketing initiatives

And Kim Rowley (@kimarketing), Affiliate Marketer, Mommy Blogger and President of Shoeaholics Anonymous

We talked about having specific goals for a conference – people to meet, sessions to attend and business to close.

How people follow up with emails, tweets, hand-written notes (a big shout out to search affiliate Eric Nagel).

Make sure to post your event photos on Facebook and Flickr and post a blog recap after the conference.

We also chatted about how we all decide which conferences to attend and the ROI of hosting a party or event during the conference.

And finally – show etiquette. Bathing is a must – enough said. Bringing enough business cards is vital. And dressing appropriately for the type of venue and event is key. The ladies also agree that seeing the men in our industry dressed up in a suite and tie makes a very good impression.

Enjoy!

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