Top tips for attending a live event
As well as connecting to the spiritual realms I strongly believe that we are here to make a difference and enjoy our lives. The first live inspirational event I attended was back in 2017 with Richard McCann. As soon as he began to speak, I was like wow, this is something I would love to do. Imagine sharing your story an making a huge impact on people’s lives. I set the intention that I would speak at his next event. Although I wasn’t able to have a speaker slot, as soon as he asked if there were any questions in the audience my hand shot up. I went up in front of over 400 people and said how I had set the intention in 2017 I would be up on his stage and the photo below shows me and the compere. Since then, I have created and run my own events, The Spiritual Journey was my solo speaking event. I also ran an event for women in business as part of York Business Week. We had seven speakers and the event was fully booked.
I wanted to share my top tips for you when you go to a live event. How do you make the most of it? These are my top 9 tips. You can also use these tips for when networking in person or via online.
1 Do your prep work. Who are the speakers? What are they going to be talking about? Connect with them on twitter/Instagram/FB and start a conversation before you even get there.
I won a book award with a national magazine, Soul & Spirit, the week before I went to Richard McCanns second iCan Live event. I tweeted him several days before the event thanking him for running the iCan event in 2017 as this was a catalyst for me in starting to believe in myself again.
At the iCan event in 2019 the MC was speaking and all of a sudden, my tweet was on the screen, in front of 450 people! Followed by a photo of me and Richard from the 1st iCan event!
2 Ensure you have a full battery when you get to the event. Take an emergency power pack just in case your phone dies. You don’t want to miss an opportunity
3 Most live events have hashtags you can use at the event. Use the hashtag throughout. Search who else is using the hashtag too as they will be in the same room as you, so will likely be people of a similar ilk to yourself
4 Tag the speakers and tell them what you thought of their talk.
5 If you have the opportunity to chat to them in person afterwards then do so. Ask for a selfie with them. Tell them who you are.
6 Connect afterwards if you were too busy listening to the speakers. Send messages the following day to tell them what inspired you/ how you felt after the talk
7 Ensure you take your own business cards as you never know who you will meet
8 Take a pen and notebook as there will be quotes or messages that the speakers convey that are really important. You will want to write these down so when you connect with them afterwards you remember their main message
9 Speak to people in the room.
When you leave the event what were your takeaways? Write down and take time to reflect on your learnings. Email the organisers to thank them for their time. If you want to become a speaker at their next event you can take this opportunity to tell them you would love to put your name forward as a speaker for the next event.
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