We LOVE going to our favorite conventions to connect with other like-minded businesses. With Benzinga in a few days, we have some hot tips to keep you on track. Certainly, attending a convention can be an excellent opportunity to network with C-suite executives, learn new things and potentially create new business opportunities. Here are four great networking tips to help you make the most of your Benzinga event:
- Be prepared and do your research: Before attending the convention, research the speakers, attendees, and vendors. This will give you an idea of who you want to meet, what topics are hot, and which vendors may offer a service you need. Additionally, prepare some relevant talking points or questions for the people you want to meet to help break the ice and start a conversation.
- Attend social events: Many conventions will offer social events, such as cocktail hours or dinners, which can be a great opportunity to connect with other attendees in a more relaxed setting. These events can be an excellent opportunity to network, meet new people, and build relationships outside the convention halls. One we will be attending is The Cannabis Lab after-party!
- Bring plenty of business cards: Make sure you bring plenty of business cards with you to hand out to people you meet. This is a simple but effective way to exchange contact information and ensure that the people you meet can follow up with you after the convention.
- Follow up after the convention: Once the convention is over, don’t forget to follow up with the people you met. A simple email or LinkedIn connection request can help keep the conversation going and potentially lead to new business opportunities. Remember to mention something specific that you talked about to show that you remembered them and are interested in building a relationship.
- Download The Highly Connected App: When you become a member of our premier community, you reap the benefits of events like Benzinga, while also gaining the opportunity to access the exclusive directory of people in attendance.
Look for us, Krysta Jones and Sanja Ganja from the THC GIRLS! See you there!