Xerocon is undoubtedly one of the biggest and most anticipated happenings in today’s accounting industry. Before getting yourself amped up, you should prepare the things needed to get the most out of this spectacular event. Here is part 4 of our Xerocon Preppers article series, and today we’ll be sharing tips on how to prepare for Xerocon 2016.
1. Define your Goals
Before you pack your bags and go to the conference, it would be better to first prepare a checklist of the things that you have to do once you get there. Setting your goals as you go to an event like Xerocon can help you ease tensions, and it serves as a reminder for you on why you have to go there.
Objective-wise, what will be your specific agendas on attending Xerocon?
- Do you want to learn more about Xero?
- Looking to test new add-ons and know more about it from the people in the marketplace?
- Grabbing the opportunity to get new exciting clients at Xerocon?
- All of the above.
Another thing that you should consider in your list is confirming what add-on partner stalls are you going to visit.
2. Jotting Down Notes
You have to bring materials that can help you take notes from Xerocon if you want keep those learning experiences with you.
Don’t forget to bring your laptop, or even tablet along with your mobile phone (chargers included) in your travel, so that you can jot important notes during the event. A simple pad and pen in your pocket can also help you write down the quirkiest lines from keynote speakers and other important Xero updates.
3. Organize Business Cards
Xerocon is the place where you could meet different people from other firms and connect. Preferably the best way of connecting with them before or even after Xerocon is with your business card.
Remember that Xerocon can also become a place where you can find prospective clients. So before you take the trip, make sure that you have already managed and organized all your business cards.
4. Utilizing Social Media
Another option for you to get calculated insights with Xerocon is with the help of posts in social media. There are many people out there who will be posting information in real time. You can use that information so that you’ll never miss any topics that are discussed at Xerocon.
5. Reflect and Review
After Xerocon, you should have 5 to 10 minutes of reflection time for you to evaluate if all goes according to what you had planned. Did it achieve all the necessary goals as you became a participant for Xerocon?
In addition, you must conduct follow-ups with the contact details that you gained. From there, you can start a new phase in your firm by creating ties of connection with future prospect clients and never miss the golden opportunity that lies ahead.
Watch out for the fifth and final part of our Xerocon Preppers series where we will share the reasons on why you have to join Xerocon 2016 and be one with the celebration, so stay tuned!