Every time we attend an event, whether it's a local networking event or an industry conference, it's important to accomplish your goals for attending.
How do you know if you accomplished your goals?
Jim Sterne, organizer of the E-Metrics conferences, recommends that people attending his events decide ahead of time what they want to achieve. He tells how to Identify, record, and share your desired three outcomes:
Each of your outcomes will be effective when they meet the following criteria.
S - Specific (the What, Why and How)
M - Measurable
A - Attainable
R - Realistic
T - Timely
So, before attending events have a few clear objectives in mind so you'll return successful -- and ready to attend again.