I’m getting ready to attend Nicole Dean and Kelly McCausey’s first Beachpreneurs Lifestyle Conference in St. Petersburg, FL in a few weeks. I know it’s going to ROCK. Why? Because these 2 ladies are awesome and I went to the very first Beachpreneurs (women only) retreat and aside from it being at one of my favorite places – ocean/beach – and in one of my favorite places – Florida – it was intimidating (just because there were a few women I didn’t know/was meeting for the first time), fun, full of tons of learning opportunities and more, all rolled into one! Anyways…there’s just something about live events that you have to get out and experience for yourself. They really are magical!
So, in light of the upcoming conference I wanted to share something I just came across over at HubSpot all about attending conferences and things you should do before, during and after. While their post is geared specifically towards the upcoming INBOUND conference, there are definitely still takeaways that will work for any live event/conference you’re attending! I loved the checklists they have in the post – wish they would make them available to download!
One of the 7 checklists they share, for conference attendees, is if you’re a content creator:
The Content Creator’s Conference Checklist: You’ll be able to churn out some really fantastic content after attending a conference. Keynotes provide loads of great takeaways and inspiration for external audiences, and sessions can lead to very tactical “how-to” posts. Conversations are another great spot for content ideas. For example, you could meet someone you really admire and write a Q&A post based on your chat. The checklist below contains some of the most important points to remember if you’re attending a conference so you can produce great blog posts, ebooks, webinars, SlideShares, and more for your company or for yourself.
Several of them didn’t pertain to me, but as I mentioned above there is still great info to glean from the content no matter what type of conference you’re going to. So before you leave for that next event be sure to check out Conference Attendees: How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck.