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How to Get the Most From a Virtual Conference

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While virtual conferences are certainly nothing new, they have undoubtedly skyrocketed in popularity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing, travel restrictions, and growing health concerns all but eliminated the ability for businesses and entrepreneurs to hold and attend in-person conferences that were once an integral part of their marketing strategies.  

I personally have spoken at more than 50 virtual meetings, webinars and conferences since May 2020. I want to share with you what I’ve learned both from being a presenter as well as from attendees and conference hosts as to how to make the most of these events.

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4 Tips to Make Your Holiday Party Profitable!

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It’s that time of year again! Time for the annual company or neighborhood holiday party and all the other social events that come with the season. The truth is that these seasonal events are also a great place for networking. And even if you don’t look at them as a ‘networking event,’ you likely will be meeting new people and making an impression in the process. You may as well make the most of it!

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What You Need to Be a Great Connector

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You might not be the type of person who loves to socialize, attend big parties, and network whenever you get the chance. To be a great connector, however, you don’t need to be the type of person that enjoys these things. You don’t need to be an extrovert at all.

Some successful connectors, who would be classified as introverts, will not enter into a social situation without a plan. They will prepare for those they want to meet.

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Why are Introverts Better Connectors?

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You might not be the type of person who loves to socialize, attend big parties, and network whenever you get the chance. But to be a great connector, you don’t have to. Successful connectors who would be classified as introverts often will enter into a social situation with a plan for those they want to meet and connect with. And, a plan almost always produces better results than going into a networking event or other meeting just “winging it.” To effectively connect with another person,

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The Networking Secret You May Be Missing

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In general, networking to increase sales quickly can often be a frustrating undertaking. Many professionals join their local chamber of commerce or business-networking group, and are initially excited at the prospects. But the unfortunate reality is that these groups often don’t live up to expectations; so we quit and look for another way to drive sales to our business. But wait! There are principles of networking that do work – and they may be the opposite of what you may believe about networking.

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