Preparation and Planning before attending events – Part 7

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 How…

Am I going to make a good first impression?
Am do I state what I do in a clear, concise and interesting way?
Important is it I go?
Am I going to get there (and back)?
Am I going to make the most of the time I spend?
Do I act as a host (even if I’m a guest)?
Do I ensure I am being polite and interested?
Am I going to feel good about who I am, what I do and who I represent?
Am I going to follow up?
Am I going to be confident?

 

Words by Will…

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