As a lawyer there are many industry events and conferences I love to attend, whether it's the local bar association meetings,
an event about a distinct practice area, something that's affinity group specific or a combination of these topics. As we emerge into a more solidified hybrid environment, it’s great to have the opportunity to get outside and see each other in person again.
Unfortunately, much too
often, people attend events without a clear plan in place, and subsequently miss out on opportunities to connect with people, build relationships with individuals and organizations, and elevate their brand, both in person and on social media.
If you’re going to spend the time, money,
and energy to attend a conference or event, you want to ensure you’re doing everything you can to develop your network with community members while you’re there.
To help you avoid missed opportunities, here are 12 key ways to maximize your relationship building and your
personal/professional brand building at any event or conference: