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Beginner’s Guide to Attending Conferences


I just spent two days at the TechCrunch50 conference, and what I noticed was that most of the attendees weren’t getting their money’s worth. It doesn’t matter if you pay for admission or if you get in free because your time spent at an event is worth money.

If you want to get your money’s worth from attending a conference, here are a few suggestions:

Have business cards

It’s not cool to not have business cards. Recently, it has become a trend to not carry business cards, and this is a big mistake. If you don’t make it easy for people to contact you, no one will.

If you plan on attending an event, make sure you bring plenty of cards.

If you don’t have business cards, create some. More importantly, your card needs to stand out, and it has to say something about you.

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