Authored By: Amanda Unterreiner
While everyone is gearing up for conferences again, maybe for the first time in 2 years, you may be a little rusty in your conference skills. Here are a few tips from Attorney at Work to get you back in the swing of it.
- Prepare your elevator speech. Prepare to explain yourself and your firm, such as your practice areas, specialties, and what makes your firm different, in 20 – 30 seconds.
- Use social media. Make sure your LinkedIn profile is up to date so you can use it to connect with others during the conference. Review the list of attendees, and reach out to anyone you want to set up a meeting with ahead of time. Post to socials and let your connections know that you’ll be there (and keep an eye for anyone who says they’re going).
- Smile. Be positive and energetic when you’re talking to others. Everyone likes to see a friendly face. Be enthusiastic about your work. Engage those you’re talking to. Show your passion for your job.
- Make the most of your interactions. They may be brief, but you can develop a connection quickly. When first approaching, be respectful of their personal space as some people may be comfortable hugging and shaking hands while others may want to stand further apart. Make notes about new contacts on their business card or in your phone to remember what you talked about. Remember to follow up with new connections.
- Connect. Add people you met and talked to on social media. Send them a personal message about something you discussed.
Check out the full article from Attorney at Work here.