John McWhorter speaks at TED@NewYork talent search in 2012. A year later, he took the stage at TED2013. Photo: Ryan Lash
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This week in Nairobi, social media enthusiasts will be treated to a  host of conferences.

On the 6th of March, Riara University will be hosting  Social Media Strategy Workshop courtesy of Institute of Customer Service (ICS). This will help you develop and validate your social media strategy as well as keep you updated on the latest trends.  For more info, see here.

7th and 8th March will see bloggers over at Strathmore Business School for CMS Africa  Summit  2014.  The aim of this gathering will be to enable the conference attendees to get the most out of their open source content management systems. Fellow bloggers will be an important event to learn about security enhancements, backups customization and how to deal with bugs.  For more info, see here.

The week will end in style at the Sarit Centre with The Digital Fair 2014  from 7th -9th March that will showcase the latest digital innovations and trends.  The event is expected to draw participants from different sectors.

Meeting new people is always nerve-wrecking (except if you are sanguine in nature) since you are keen on making a great first impression.  It is  also important to soak  in  great ideas from all the speakers and fellow attendees

Here  are a  few  ideas to  help you prepare for these conferences and others in future:

Newbies can learn  tricks of the trade from In the Next 30 Days

What to wear tips  for different events (Wardrobe Oxygen)

How to get the most of out of conferences

From The Muse:

I hope that this will help you decide whether or not to take notes 

Chris Brogan has a great pre-event to-do list

Tips on networking at a conference advice from Alt Summit and  how to overcome your fear of it

I hope that these tips help and I look forward to meeting some of you at Strathmore and/or  Sarit Centre!


The surprising power of face to- face meetings

3 most important people to stay in touch with (and how to do it) via Sarah McCord


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