A winner in my book!
These six tips will help you be a prepared and active participant at your first or next blogger’s conference:
1. Be Prepared for Real Time Social Media Coverage. Of course, you will want to Instagram and Tweet real time, so don’t forget to bring your device of choice to capture special moments throughout the conference.
(Photos via Instagram)
2. Charge your devices. More importantly, keep a back up charger on hand. There’s nothing more fun and exciting than walking up to a conference speaker to get a picture and having your phone die right as they agree to the photo opportunity. This tip also applies to device storage space. Make room BEFORE you get to the event or you’ll end up like me off in some corner DURING the event trying to make life decisions about which photos and videos to delete.
|Conference Speaker Wendy Nguyen of Wendy’s Lookbook|
3. At least have a business card and at most have a media kit available to represent your blog. When you’re talking to other bloggers, a business card will do. However, when you meet a representative from one of your favorite brands, the media kit is the way to go!
|Prada inspired glasses from the Sunglass Warehouse|
4. Pack a winning attitude and great personality. Show up with your best game face on and make sure that your personality is shining through. This is the time to show that there is a fantastic person behind the blog.
|Showing My Best ‘Stache at the Simply Sytlist Photo Booth|
5. Put your best foot forward. Literally, wear cute comfortable shoes and an eye catching outfit. You are, after all, representing your brand. So, show up!
|Zara Shoes and Zara Clear Minaudière|
6. Bring your courage and ambition. Prior to attending the conference, set some goals that you would like to achieve before the conference is over. Whether it’s to meet five new bloggers or to introduce yourself to two of the conference speakers, make a list and knock it out!
If you’ve ever attended a conference and have some additional tips, please feel free to share. What would you add? What would you do differently at the next conference?