How to Prepare for a Conference

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 latests 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  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 inovations and trends.  The event  is expected  to draw  participants from different sectors.

Meeting  new people  is always  nerve-wrecking (except if you are a 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 suprising 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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