For many of us, conferences and workshops are the best option to maintain and develop new skills required to be competitive in our professions. For many industries ( eg Accounting, legal, medical, finance etc ) it is compulsory to maintain your professional development and attend a minimum amount of hours in a structured learning program by attending conferences, seminars or workshops.
If Event Planners/Organisers highlight the benefits of networking at their events, what opportunities do they provide you to connect and network prior, during and after their events?
They give you a “name tag”. Tags are to identify items such as clothing. How can squinting to see a persons name tag amongst hundreds of people be considered networking in the modern electronic world?
To network most of us want the following information displayed on our “name tags”:-
- Our website which would include pages about services/products, testimonials, blog & contact details
- The latest posts/updates on our Social Media profiles including Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Google+
I believe if people researched all of the above in my “name tag” at their own discretion they would be more inclined to connect and network with me before, during and after any event in person. I certainly know I would if given the opportunity.
What is the Solution?
Have you heard of Q2Connect.com?
Q2Connect allows Event Planners to create unlimited events for FREE and only invite delegates registered to each event to network in a private secure platform. For each event, the Event Planner will have links to their own website, Facebook feed, venue address and directions, forums and survey polls and can offer an exclusive sponsor advertising with unlimited clicks to their sponsors website.
Each delegate in their profile can include all their Social Media links and website details. Delegates can at anytime post questions or comments to all delegates or search/invite and make new friends to chat in private or send private messages. Yes, it is FREE for delegates to sign up and network.
If you have to take time off work and pay money to attend these events, you want to be treated special and get additional exclusive benefits. Why should people not going get to benefit from reading tweets, posts and comments on other public social media platforms?
If you have to travel to attend your conference or workshop, Q2Connect has all the tools to allow you to connect and network with other travelers on your flight, destination, airport or hotel using the same profile. Potentially, your individual or business profile can be viewed by thousands of people who may be at your hotel or destination.
Whether you are looking for your ideal job or need that one great business contact, that person potentially could be at your conference, flight or hotel but you will never know.
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If you are currently registered to attend any future conferences or workshops, contact your Event Planner ASAP and let them know about Q2Connect.com