Tips of the Trade: ‘Tis the Season to Work the Room Quickly
What I have accomplished is immense! I was seen by many; I appeared to be known by many; I made all-important connections (and set up opportunities for private meetings), and have been a contributor to the all important “buzz” of an event.
For the record let me say that I think it is bad form to leave early. For all of the effort that individuals put into an event, it is the decent thing to stay to the bitter end. I hope for the same from attendees at events that I orchestrate. But at every event, it is not possible for me as it is not possible for everyone that shows up. So if you find that your time is limited, these where just a few ideas for making the journey productive.
Excerpted from “Quick Tips from Marketing Mentor”, a free e-mail newsletter published by Hoboken, New Jersey-based consultant, Ilise Benun. Benun is also the author of “Stop Pushing Me Around: A Workplace Guide for the Timid, Shy and Less Assertive” and founder of Marketing Mentor, a one-on-one coaching program for small business owners. For more information, visit www.marketing-mentortips.com.