Conferences are an important part of growing your business. You get to meet new people, learn about new products and services, and share your knowledge with a community of professionals.
Conferences will always be a staple in the business world, but going to a conference can be overwhelming. There are so many things to think about before you even step foot in the door: Where should I stay? Should I take my laptop or tablet? Where is the nearest coffee shop? And how do I make sure I get all of this done on a tight schedule?
Here are tips for what you need to know when attending an online conference (ประชุมออนไลน์, term in Thai).
Conferences are a great way to learn about new technology
Conferences are a great way to learn about new products and services in your industry. Even if you’re not looking for anything in particular, it’s always educational to be exposed to new ideas.
You might think you know everything about your industry or business, but there is always something new to learn.
Let’s say you specialize in property management. You could attend an accounting conference, even if it’s outside of your industry, to learn how they do things differently in the accounting world. It’ll give you some fresh perspective on how you approach your work. Or maybe there are some accounting tools that will make life easier for you when it comes time to balance the books!
Conferences are also a great place to meet with other professionals who share your interests or line of work. You never know who you’ll meet at a conference-they might become a lifelong friend or valuable business partner!
What to Do and Wear
The first thing you should do when attending an online conference is to research the dress code.
It may be informal, so you can wear your favorite t-shirt and jeans. Or it may be business casual, so you’ll want to pick out something better than what you’d wear to work every day.
You should also review the website for the conference ahead of time to find out if there are any specific items you need to bring with you that would be difficult to purchase on-site. For example, if there’s a guest speaker or breakout session that requires a laptop or tablet, then it might pay off to take yours with you.
When packing for your trip, don’t forget shoes and accessories! Wear something comfortable but professional – this way it’s easy for networking after hours too.
The Conference Experience
1. Plan Ahead
With your busy schedule, it can be hard to find time to plan for a conference. You have meetings, deadlines, and other work responsibilities to take care of. But the more you plan ahead, the easier it will be to attend an online conference.
Planning ahead includes knowing where you’re going to stay and what security measures are in place at the conference site. You should also prepare for your arrival by double-checking that you have all of your devices charged and ready to go.
2. Get Ready Digital Style
In order to make sure you don’t miss out on any key updates and announcements during the event, set up alerts with social media management tools before heading into the conference area. This way you’ll be able to stay connected with everyone who’s talking about this year’s topic online while you’re offline!