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Conventional Wisdom: The Attendee's Guide to Making the Most of Trade Shows, Conferences, and Conventions Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 301 KB
  • Print Length: 17 pages
  • Publication Date: September 20, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009G7763W
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I'm an experienced conference speaker and attendee but still got value from this great little ebook.

Some great tips, especially for the novice or less experienced delegate, I particularly like the advice about tacking on sightseeing days and involving family wherever possible.

So many of my trips have been airport-taxi-hotel-conference centre-taxi-airport but I now always make time for some sightseeing, makes the time away all the more valuable.

I also can't agree more with the idea of networking. I probably get more value out of conferences and the like from networking with the other delegates than I do from attending many of the schedule sessions and workshops. As a consultant, you can make valuable "noise" at every turn.

Great ebook and a must read for newbie and experienced conference goers alike.
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Do you wish to get more return on your investment when attending conferences?
This book really provides a wealth of tips that in my opinion are valuable even to experienced professionals. It is written with the intention of making it easy for readers; it isn't long so you don't need much time to invest on reading it.
The format as an e-book is ideal, adding notes and highlighting becomes very useful here, so you can review Jim's wisdom before you go to the next conference.
This book is not a guide on how to organize events, it is a guide on how to participate on events effectively.
If you are the one deciding who goes to which conference within your Organization, ask your team to read the book before going anywhere. Their experience will be better and think about the ROI.
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This book is for anyone who is attending or plans to attend a conference or a convention or in general a networking event for that matter. I am an introvert by nature and I find it hard when I bump into a completely new set of people. The professional networking aspects Jim Bob touched upon are very useful. I have been to several conferences and organized a set of small events myself. After reading this book, I realized how much I need to practice (the tips) to make my participation even more effective.

Great work and very useful to anyone who wants to make full use of networking events, conferences, and conventions.
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The book gives a healthy incite on how to get the most out of a trade show/conference attendance. Its written clearly for any new attendees and I would recommend this book to my friends and coworkers .
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What struck me was the straight to the point, no fluff, brevity of this guide. I liked that, I got the points I needed in a very consise, quick fashion without the usual flood of fluff that I find in a lot of other writers. Jim Bob has a very to the point aproach in his writings that doesn't waste the readers time and that makes his works a pleasure to read. Other writers would have probably produced something the size of War and Peace that was about as exciting as reading the Tax Code, this, I read end to end during a coffee break. I usually highlight the key points and looking back, I think there was only about three sentences that were not highlighted.

If you go to trade shows, conferences or even things like user groups or social events, this is a must read.
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This book is a must read for anyone who truly wants to network and make a name for him/herself; especially for a small business owner and a novice that needs guidance on how to maximize the ROI of the tradeshows. I have personally attended dozens of tradeshows, mostly as an exhibitor, and don't consider myself a novice by any means, but I found this book to be an excellent check point for event consideration and planning for myself as well (and my marketing team). The book definitely helps guide you through not only the tradeshow experience, but also prepares you for the big event.
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If you are new to the whole trade show/convention scene, you've got to read this book. It offers great tips for getting plugged in to the "community" of conventions. It can be overwhelming to walk into a homeschool convention or any convention really. You feel lost in a sea of people who seem to know more about the industry than you do. This book can help you be one step ahead of everyone else. It gives great ideas for how to meet people, make friends, make business connections, and sell your products. It's a quick read stuffed full of helpful information.
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Having been to several trade shows, this is a really good resource. I particularly enjoyed the wide variety of suggestions from the author on how to go beyond the norm and really distinguish yourself at these events, which makes all the difference in the world. I hope this publication continues to evolve. If I ever organize a big trade show, I hope to sponsor a large volume printing of this guide, laminated and pocket-sized. Excellent work.
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