3 Benefits of Attending Industry Seminars
Attending an industry conference or seminar is beneficial to the future of your business and career. However, many professionals ignore these goldmine of resources year after year. Industry conferences and seminars are designed with lots of usable content that will keep you up to date on the latest changes. We live in a world of technology and changes occur almost daily.
Conferences offer the opportunity to meet several industry experts in a short amount of time. Most tend to provide a plethora of usable content and insight that will benefit your work and business.
Some professionals avoid these conferences and seminars because they don’t want to be “sold” something in an overly extended sales pitch. Sure, some speakers, will pitch their latest gadgets, services and products. But that doesn’t go for everyone. Sales pitches are inevitable, focus on the learning benefits of the gathering and recognize it is a great opportunity to help you stay ahead of the curve of your competitors.
Strongly consider attending 2-4 conferences and seminars every year. Be sure to research the conference and determine if they are relevant to your company or career.
The Yello Digital Marketing Conference focuses on using social media effectively to grow your business, the latest Google advertising solutions to increase revenue, how to calculate ROI from a Google campaign and how to maximize your mobile marketing investment
Online learning reading blogs, case studies, white papers and attending webinars can only get you so far. When you converse, watch and interact face to face, you learn a great deal more. You can field questions in a casual conversation that you otherwise wouldn’t leave in a comment box or an email. Conferences are a great way to ask all those burning questions to a friendly face who is willing to help. The environment is one of cooperation and assistance. Regularly attending conferences will put you in the path on being an expert yourself and you could one day headline or be a featured speaker in the future.
Networking opportunities abound at conferences and seminars. It is a fertile ground for meeting like-minded individuals and make connections with people who could prove resourceful. You could meet a new supplier, someone to feature on your company blog or podcast or a new friend. Conferences are also a great way to market to potential clients. If you have products or services, displaying them is more effective than directing people to your website or cold calling. It allows you to show your passion and directly answer questions.
Watching people doing what they love is a source of inspiration. The group energy is infectious at conferences and this is where creativity and collaboration thrive. Conference speakers make it their business to motivate the attendees. Hearing practical advice on growing your business and following success stories will inspire you.