This week I’m heading to a IABC’s annual leadership institute and I thought I’d share my basic high-level pre-attendance checklist in case it is useful to anybody else:
A is for Align
Take a moment to clarify what success looks like.
Think of it like a countdown:
- 3 for the organisers
- 2 for the people you’re representing
- 1 for you
Confused? Read why Venn anyway.
B is for Briefed
You only get out what you put it. Arriving well informed tends to help. Here’s my knowledge packing list.
C is for Connect
Tap into the community.
Most likely people have already started the conference well before it kicks off – say, via Twitter. The hashtag is #IABCLI – get stuck in. Like a good library, there are more shelves though, have a look below for some of the going-on-elsewhere / coming-up-soon topics:
…and here’s one for the competitively minded:
D is for Develop
Conferences are all about developing what you’ve got into something more. A great way to do that is through sharing your insights and learning (hint, refer to C above).
E is for Engage
Engaging without a purpose is pointless. Right?
Also, connect to relevant people you met via LinkedIn and otherwise follow up on any actions you agreed and promises you made.
A for Align
B for Briefed
C for Connect
D for Develop
E for Engage
What does your checklist look like? Let me know @michaelambjorn
P.S. Hat tip to Jane Mitchell for the 3-2-1 thought.
P.P.S. A humourous venn that might be helpful if you’re checking up on your LinkedIn (and other social) presence(s) prior to travelling – be human, banish the buzzwords:
— LinkedIn (@LinkedIn) January 26, 2016