Conferences can be valuable for networking, giving workshops and for doing business with people that would be otherwise difficult to meet. Still, there are a few things to consider before you attend your next conference for work:
- Can you be a presenter? I like the advice on this from The Muse. Speaking gives you visibility and sometimes justifies the trip that your boss will most likely cover.
- Can you hone your elevator pitch? Don't go to a conference just to attend- go to sap its potential and every opportunity it presents. You'll also want to avoid these 13 common conference mistakes.
- Will you be able to blog about it? Believe it or not, others will be interested in your journey. Check out Hubspot's advice on this point.
- Is it worth the expense? An obvious question that some forget to ask.
What questions would you add to this list?