3 Tips for Making the Most of Events

When is an event not an event?

When you don’t have a plan.

It’s easy to show up somewhere, order a drink, and schmooze. That’s the beauty of the Schmoozd event, when the pressure was off, people could just hang out and make connections. But even in a relaxed social setting like Schmoozd, there just might be a better way of maximizing your time and making things happen.

Here’s three tips:

[1]  Know who’s going to be there. Whether the event has 30, 300, or 3000 people, identify who you want to talk to to. Pick the 5 people you know have something to say.

[2]  Create an agenda: most business meetings are absolute failures because they have no agenda. Same too with events: enter the room knowing who you’re going to talk to and what you’re going to say. Practice your pitch and then go find the guys you want to connect with.

[3]  Define your metrics for success: If you’ve talked to the 5 on your hit list and received permission to outreach to them later, you can probably chalk that up as a pretty good use of time. If you met a few other connections on your way out, hey, it might even be a homerun. But what about if you only talk to three of your people? Be precise in knowing what success looks like to you – and don’t stop until you get there.

For many people, it’s not easy getting out there and rubbing elbows. No worries. The beauty about an event is you know people want to talk and meet, or they wouldn’t be there.

So let your guard down and start wheeling and dealing. Events, if done right, can really pay off.

And point #4? Have Fun! Sometimes we all forget that one.

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Posts

Top 4 Tips on Building a Real Networking Community

Everybody knows about the value of networking. Most people have friends and family to help them with their problems and to offer their support and ideas. These people can also introduce you to others, such...

Schmoozd Partnering With Digital Marketing Firm Sachs Marketing Group for 2018 Events

Schmoozd is excited to announce their recent partnership with Eric Sachs, Founder and CEO of award-winning digital marketing firm Sachs Marketing Group. Since 2009 Schmoozd has sought to connect LA’s most influential makers and shakers...

Schmoozd 1st Annual LA Tech & Startup Bash

Another epic event from Schmoozd on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at ExpertDojo in Santa Monica, CA. Despite the heavy downpour, it did not turn away hundreds of people that attended the event. There were some...

Get speedy food delivery from every restaurants in your city from Postmates

If you’re like most people, every now and then you want a restaurant to deliver your order to your home. Or you can order from a store and they’ll deliver it to you. But you...

What to expect at STARTUP BASH on Thursday, Aug 31

STARTUP BASH is a few weeks away, so don’t miss out on your chance to end your summer with a bang. We know you've worked hard all summer, it’s time to kick back and celebrate...