Are you planning to attend an SEO Conference this year? If you are, UnGagged it should be on the top of your priority. The 3 days of SEO and Digital Marketing Conference in Las Vegas. Also 1-day intensive master classes. These events can be your ticket to success.
SEO plays a huge part when it comes to the future of your business. Therefore you should take the conference seriously. In other words, you are not there to flirt. You are there to learn about the latest method and strategies in SEO. And then you can apply them in your own business.
When you attend an SEO conference you cannot avoid meeting peers, clients, and more prospective clients, what will you do kill the awkward silences and make the most from these meet ups?
Having attended two or more conference, I’ve learned about different strategies I applied before and during the conference to ensure that I maximized my time in the conference. Some of these strategies are usable if you are meeting with peers and prospective clients.
Useful Strategies for your SEO conference
Prepare, Prepare and Prepare
As you plan on attending the said conference you are already aware that clients and your key industry peers will be attending the conference as well. It does not hurt if you’ll figure out how you’ll talk to them ahead of time. A simple research on who they are and what they do is enough for you to start a conversation.
Engage in Social Media
Connect with people prior the event through Linkedin and to be certain you can follow them on Twitter for their posts and comments when applicable. By doing so, you can gather the data that you need and at the same time, you are allowing your potential prospect to know you in a welcome place.
Blend in with the Crowd
If you want people to take you seriously, it is wise if you can dress the part. It means you should read the room. If the conference is small and is only attended by your industry peers, you should take into consideration the way they dress and just kick your wardrobe a bit. If you are going to attend a huge conference like UnGagged, it is wise if you’ll present yourself on the top of your game.
Practice Self Care and Time Management
SEO conference opens doors for networking and that requires you to put your game face on all the time. But, it is also crucial in your part to take some time for yourself in between the conference, whether it’s a chance to have a quiet coffee before the session starts or work in a quiet place uninterrupted. It is always smart to take some time to unwind, for doing so, you’ll be able to manage networking, learning new stuff and getting your daily work done.
Be Real: Be Yourself
You are not perfect and nobody is. There are things that you do not know and you have to be honest about that. Do not pretend to know things because it can ruin your reputation. If you do not know something is upfront with it and mentions that you specialized in a different field. Although you want to bag some of your prospective clients during the conference, you should still be yourself so that your clients can place their trust in you.
SEO conferences are not only for the knowledge shared by great people but it is also a great way to make friends, find clients and meet people that will respect you. So, enjoy your time in the conference and it can give you more than you hoped for.