There’s no doubt about it, seminars and conferences are a great way of learning and furthering your own education, whether the topics are related to your business or job, personal development or perhaps another area of interest for you.
As regular readers know, I attend a lot of seminars – either as an attendee or as part of the organisational team. There’s one phrase I hear so often … ‘information overload’.
It seems that many attendees, particularly those who are fairly new to the topics and ideas being presented, find it difficult to manage the incredible amount of information they’re given.
Now really, this is a good thing, right? It’s great that so much useful information is being shared. But if you take copious pages of notes and then find yourself so overwhelmed that you don’t act on anything you’ve learnt, then sadly, you may be missing some excellent opportunities to move forward.
If you’re one of these people, here are my suggestions for getting the most out of attending seminars:
One of my favourite seminars is undoubtedly the World Internet Summit. The next one of these events will be held in Atlanta, US, on August 20-23, 2009. If you’re going to this, make sure you try out the tips above to ensure you get the most out of the event.
Donna-Marie is an award-winning Entrepreneur, Author and Content Marketing Specialist. Through her business, Jacaranda Business Support Services, she has been helping other small businesses to grow since 1998, with a knack for teaching systems that allow business owners to increase profits while working less.