In October, I will be heading to Scottsdale, Arizona to speak at the BOLO Conference at the Hotel Valley Ho. Each year Agencyside bring together advertising professionals to interact and learn from an array of amazing speakers. Past years have included friends I really respect in this industry like, C.C. Chapman, Jay Baer, Scott Stratten, Tim Hayden, and Tom Martin. The good people at BOLO invited me to write a guest post for their blog about conference networking. A theme in my book, New Business Networking, includes always trying to build your network before you need it. Too many people get stuck between jobs and clients because they are don't have a solid network of contacts to reach out to when they most need it.
I decided that my post would include a few tips to prepare for BOLO. However, these tips can be used for anyone attending an upcoming conference. Drop over to check out the post, I have included tips for using Twitter Lists, a free listening tool, business cards, and your personal pitch.
Are you going to BOLO? Let's be sure to meet there in October.