The Conference Hustle

The Conference Hustle Avatar Posted by jennybhatt under Marketing
From http://freeagenteconomics.com 445 days ago
Made Hot by: BizWise on July 7, 2013 5:04 am
The “professional conference hustler” - you know the kind – rarely attends any sessions, has meeting after meeting with other attendees, loud phone calls in hallways and corridors, permanent laptop camp set up in the business center or general seating area and so on. Avoid becoming that person....

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Written by HeatherStone
440 days ago

Hi Jenny,

Thanks for sharing your perspective on these events. I think it's helpful even for those who don't regularly attend. I know some people who've done work covering these kinds of events for trade publications, and I suspect that might involve another kind of hustling, trying to corner people after events and between sessions for interviews to come away with a handful of posts on important trends. My suspicion is that there are many uses you can get out of such events, but maybe the most important thing is information. Appreciate you sharing this with the BizSugar community.



Written by jennybhatt
439 days ago

Thanks, Heather, for the comments. Yes, I've definitely also come across the information hustlers you describe. Somehow, I see them as relatively less troublesome than the ones who are trying to sell me something. I don't mind talking with a blogger or journalist about my biggest takeaways from a trade show or conference. Some of them are good enough to reference/credit you and your business as quid pro quo. But, you're right that there is a gradually increasing number of these now as well.

Thanks again - great comments, as ever.



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