Oct
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Things To Do After A Conference

Author Ricardo Bueno    Category reblogworld     Tags

Ricardo Bueno - REBlogworld 2009

A lot goes on after a conference, especially a week/weekend getaway type like REBlogworld & Blogworld! But mostly, you just wanna get home, shower and sit or lay there and decompress. So many people, so little time, lots of knowledge consumed, connections made, follow up to get done! In this post, I wanted to offer you some suggestions for settling back in and making sure you’re following up on everything you got out of the conference…

1. Send out emails & or make follow up calls – personally, I like to connect with folks on LinkedIn first and foremost (it serves as my digital rolodex and I use it frequently tho I also keep business cards; lots of ’em!). Of course we then connect in all of the other usual social media hotspots like: Twitter, Facebook, Posterous, etc. If you really wanna follow up and show ’em you care, nothing says so more than the sound of your voice on the other end of the line.

2. Reminder messages & follow thru – if you connected with someone and promised them something (or visa-versa), send them a follow up email as a reminder detailing what you discussed. This is important because it’s a big conference and lots of discussions were had.

3. Get your media in order – here I’m thinking photos, video and any notes for blog posts. Slap your photos up on Flickr & Facebook then tag ’em and share ’em. Load any photo onto the web (I prefer Youtube & Viddler). Then blog ’em (that’s what I do). Lastly, if you gathered any notes from the event that you wanna compile into a thought, write up a blog post and share it. That’s what I did.

4. Comment on other blogs – nothing is better than following up with all the folks you met than by stopping by to comment and subscribe to their blogs! It’s a great feeling when you get your first comment and it’s an even better feeling when you get it from someone you spent the weekend with at a conference. It basically says you care. The same is true of the comments you leave on their Facebook wall.

That’s all I got for now but I’m sure I’m leaving a few things out. Coming up next is the #140conf where I’ll get to meet my gal @Startabuzz who unfortunately wasn’t able to make it. The wild thing is, I’m sure I”ll be seeing other REBlogworld peeps at Jeff Pulvers 140 Conference as well!

If you have any more tips, please drop ’em below. And cheers to happy conference going!

5 Comments to “Things To Do After A Conference”

  • Brad Coy October 20, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    For me the most important thing to do is to suss out any ideas and/or plans for the future of my business. It’s why I go to a conference like BlogWorld. We gather so much information and find inspiration in what we hear about while attending, right? By putting it to work immediately and creating on outline of a plan to execute, any value taken from the conference can be realized.

  • Angie A. Swartz October 21, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Nice post but I wouldn’t expect anything less from The REAL ESTATE TOMATO! I look forward to seeing you at #140 and learning more great stuff from you Ricardo! When ARE you coming on Twitter Talk Radio with me? Perhaps you and @staceyharmon should come on together??

  • Ricardo Bueno October 21, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Brad: agreed! Most people fail to actually implement anything that they learned at an event and that’s unfortunate. Personally, I’m totally hyped up after an invent. I use that to put things into action where I see fit.

    Angie: You rock! Period. I’ll definitely be around for #140conf and totally look forward to seeing you and hanging out. As for the radio show, I’ll wait for my invitation 🙂

  • Robert McMahon February 15, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Is the whole conference focused on real estate blogging, or do you cover other, more general blogging topics as well? Any SEO tips, etc?

  • Heather March 15, 2010 at 7:58 pm

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