Conferences offer such a wealth of information for attendees but often leave your head spinning and feeling like you need to go in fifty different directions at once! Here are a few tips to help you regain your focus after conference:
- Spend at least a day contemplating the ideas and things you were exposed to at conference. It was A LOT to process so give yourself time to do that. Motivational speakers at the conference may have you ready to take on the world, which is great, but you have to take time to digest the information and form a targeted plan to reach your desired outcomes.
- After contemplating the wealth of information thrown at you, review the list of sessions you attended and any notes you may have taken. Review the paper or electronic handouts for information you may have missed in the live session. Some things seemed important at the time but after contemplation, other important points may surface. Write these down, as they will assist you in the next step.
- Make an action plan. Literally, make a list of actions you feel prompted to take based on the new information you have received. Then start doing them! One of the biggest mistakes conference attendees make is not acting on what they have learned.
- Review recommended resources from the conference. Buy and read the recommended books. They may offer more insight into how to execute your action plan more effectively.
- Make connections. Some conferences publish a list of attendees with email addresses, social media handles, etc. Don’t forget to follow up and nourish the connections you made at the conference. Don’t let those connections die! In today’s climate, connections are what will take you to the next level in any business or career you are pursuing.
You attended the conference to enrich your career. Make an action plan and take advantage of what you learned!