"Maximize Your Conference™"
A proven guide to help attendees of
workshops, conferences and events
reap a valuable return on your investment
A Personal Note from
Certified Leadership Coach Pat Perkins:
Dear Powerful Leader,
How many times have you attended a conference and wished you had planned ahead or intentionally documented the key action steps you wanted to leverage for use later? Or, you were so excited to meet new contacts and friends then find yourself disenchanted two, four or eight weeks later when the stack of business cards of people you expected to stay connected with were just gathering dust on your desk.
You probably felt like it was just another conference, workshop or event you attended where you know you learned something and met someone, but no real value was gained from attending.
Unfortunately, you head off to another conference just to repeat the same experience from all the previous events. Or, this time, you actually reconnect with one or two people you met because they just happen to call you or email you as promised.
My Inspiration and Motivation:
I, too, was just like you. I had attended more conferences than I could count and would return invigorated and inspired. The keynotes were powerful, the workshops were informative and the contacts were synergistic. This time would be different! Right?
Wrong! Oh yes, I had follow through and definitely implemented a few points from the speaker and presenter, but I didn’t feel like I had truly leveraged what was possible based on my time and the company’s investment. So, I decided I would. I would take on attending the next event with a different method; strategic if you will. For one, if I was going to invest my time and energy to attend an event I would at least focus on preparing for the event. I put together a pre-conference checklist of all the actions I wanted to take before I stepped one foot on to the conference floor. This checklist included my own schedule and logistics of what I wanted to atten and to who I wanted to meet when I arrived. Also, included were actions necessary to have me take on a proactive approach to attending the entire event.
How I Get my Team to Debrief and Present
Then, I thought “what if I have a plan while I’m at the conference?” For example, I actually put the workshops and events I planned to attend in my PDA as if these were actual meetings. Sure, beats carrying around a huge conference program for several days. I gave myself breaks and took on a proactive approach to how I would invest my time. Clearly, I chose to allot time and flexibility for unexpected opportunities. There are situations you just cannot plan for, ie. meeting an established author or contact you've wanted to dialogue with…this is a golden opportunity!
Finally, I considered that one of my biggest challenges was when I return from an event or conference. Life tends to show up and it’s back to business as usual. So, I created a step-by-step repeatable system for how I would approach my “post-conference” activities as well.
This systematic approach to my conference attendance gave me more time and peace of mind. I was able to connect with more people, learn more new ideas, share with others and grow my network and my business. Ultimately, the results I created turned contacts into contracts and ideas into income!
Now, this is your opportunity to obtain the same skills that will help you maximize your conference attendance at any conference, workshop and event.
Certified Leadership and Life Coach, Patricia Perkins, provides a step-by-step approach to create a return on investment for your conference participation. Obtain your audio CDs along with an Action Strategy Guidebook which shows you how to implement the information gained from the conferences and events you attend. And, helps you develop and grow your professional network. This program will not only enhance your confidence, communication and networking skills through preparedness, but give you the ability to prove to your management that it was time and money well invested. You will understand the benefits gained and will be able to share those benefits with others.
Introducing Maximize Your Conference™ –
This program is designed for the conference participant who desires to connect, learn, share and grow.
In Maximize Your Conference™, you’ll learn all my proven strategies and approaches focused on the areas and topics most important to help you leverage the learnings you received and people you met while attending events.