There are lots of reasons to attend networking events and conventions. Sometimes it is because you are a fan of the company throwing the event. Sometimes it is because you are a member of the community at whom the event is aimed. Sometimes you’re trying to break into a certain industry. Whatever the reason for going, there is one universal result of attending conventions, conferences and other types of networking events: you are going to meet a lot of people and see a lot of stuff. Trying to keep track of all of the details can be really difficult…
…unless you have a smart phone. All hail the smart phone! Here are the most important apps for convention and networking event attendees.
1. Social Media Apps
As a PR Pro, you likely already have profiles on all of the major social media sites. Make sure you have apps for these services in your smart phone or tablet before you go to the convention. Having the apps already downloaded makes it much easier to friend or follow someone immediately. This makes a much better impression than simply taking a card and hoping that you’ll remember to look up the person later. It also means that the person is much more likely to remember you, which is helpful for landing clients and gigs. Continue reading