Welcome to my Conference Crushing summary!
booboo real-time book rating: ★★
The book is rather thin on information, even considering it’s less than 100 pages, and mostly generic, but I was able to pull out some useful tidbits.
Summary of book: Change your mindest to that of what you can give to those attnending the event.
The coolest thing I learned about this book is that silent and listen are an anagram.
I am documenting the rules I found insightful. The below rules are not exactly the rules in the book, but instead, my interpretation of each rule.
Rule 2: Investigate with the attendee and speaker list. You only need names, google will do the rest.
Rule 3: Be clear on why you are attending and create metics to accomplish.
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Rule 6: Let people you’re talking to know of other attendee’s they may want to meet.
Rule 8: Be prepared to ask high-quality questions during talks. This has a bonus of drawing attention to you.
Rule 9: “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot
Rule 10: Be the first one there in the morning and the last one to leave in the evening to maximize opportunities. At least you can introduce yourself to the event coordinator or workers, ask them about the conference, must-see events, things they’re excited about, notable attendee’s that you may want to meet that are flying under the radar.
Bonus booboo Rule: If you meet enough people, you can suggest an impromptu event like drinks, breakfast, or dinner. Better if you scout some locations and find a somewhat hidden gem. You can invite folks who you meet throughout the conference.
Rule 13: Take notes. Personally, note taking as it related to meeting people (whether they be employees, people at parties, girls, anyone) is a game changer.
Rule 14: Give hand-written notes to your new connections at the conference.
Reflect, follow up, and maintain your new network. Unfortuntaley, the majority of links and recommended services to help with follow up no longer exist.
Thanks for visiting and thanks to Tyler Wagner for writing Conference Crushing!