In a few days, I'm going to be attending an international design conference. While I'm going as a mentor and not a speaker, I'm still expecting to network and connect with other designers, speakers and participants.
From what I've seen, every conference is different. I have in the past carried my business card and made sure that my portfolio was up to date.
This time, I'm walking onto a bigger playing-field and attending full day workshops by design managers from companies like Google, Facebook, BMW, EY, Microsoft to name a few.
Here's the question I had for the design community:
What are some notes you may have based on your experience? Are there any steps you take to cover all your bases that may include-
- A framework for an elevator pitch.
- Preparing yourself mentally attending workshops that last for almost the entire day.
- Following up on conversations and connecting after the conference.
- Or anything else that may help your sell yourself in the most efficient way.