Four tips for preparing for conference

By Madeline Tunison and Anna Kendall

The sun is shining and the snow is melting, which means spring conference is right around the corner.  Make sure you’re prepared for this years event with these conference tips:

1. Research the speakers

It’s good to know who the speakers at the conference will be ahead of time. Research the individuals and their companies so you can connect and understand them better. Find the list of conference speakers and their bios here.

2. Dress to impress

The dress code for the event is business professional. Break out your best blazer and suit pants or skirt and spend some extra time getting ready so you look your sharpest. You’ll want to convey professionalism while remaining comfortable so you can give your attention to the speakers and readily network with other conference attendees.

3. Write it out

Though conferences in the public relations world support the use of electronics to take notes or live tweet at professional events, always have a back up plan in case your phone dies or computer crashes. There’s lots of material you don’t want to miss just because of technical difficulties. Don’t be afraid to take notes the good old fashion way with a pencil and a notepad.  

4. Wear a smile

Bring a smile and get ready to connect! Conference offers ample networking opportunities that you should be ready to take advantage of. Positive attitudes make great first impressions, so be sure to bring yours and get ready to socialize.

Use these tips to get  the most out of your time at conference on March 22 in the UC rotunda. Check out CMU PRSSA’s website and social media for tickets.

Posted on March 17, 2019 .