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Preparation and Planning before attending events – Part 2

Attending a business event? How about a little preparation and planning…

Whenever you have a meeting with clients or prospects, there’s a fair chance that you’re going to do some preparation and planning. In fact there is every chance that you will, otherwise you will attend feeling nervous, unprepared and unprofessional – the list is endless!

From my experience, most people attend business events without doing any preparation and planning and then wonder why they are somewhere between nervous all the way through to petrified !.

Consider asking yourself these headline questions before you arrive

Who?  What?  Where? When? Which?  Why? How?

Lets’ focus on What…

Is the event all about?
Do I want from attending?
Time should I leave to get there on time?
Happens if I don’t go?
Is it going to do for my business / career?
Can I help others with?
Can I offer to the other guests?
Do I need to do to get myself into the right mood?
Research do I need to do?
Do I need to know about the key fellow guests (or guests if you’re a host)?
Food and drink is there?

Words by Will…

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