Avoiding Post-Conference Overload
Through working on ADVANCE, I have had the opportunity to travel to many great cities across our nation. I love going to conferences, seeing new places and getting to meet all of you ADVANCE readers!
However, I know when I get back to the office after being gone for a few days that I sometimes feel overwhelmed. There are e-mails to go through, voicemails to return and stories to write.
I came across this blog on Yahoo! and found a lot of its post-conference tips useful, such as not planning a hectic day for your first day back and doing something with your stack of business cards -- it is helpful to jot down notes about the person on the back so you remember who she is.
Another helpful tip is to reread your notes as soon as you get back -- something I always do, mostly because I have pretty illegible handwriting!
What tips do you have to avoid post-conference overload?
P.S. While we're talking about conferences, remember to e-mail me your info for the 2010 Conference Calendar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the organization name and meeting title, dates, location and contact information.