- Know Your Goal
- Prioritise Your Sessions by Interactivity & Networking
I think it worked pretty well for me, but there was on big variable I didn’t take into consideration: session format.
Most of the topics that interested me most at ProBlogger 2013 were in the newly created lounge format. This is great for Q&A but not so good when you just want to hear people talking on these topics and let your own ideas flow in at the same time.
I probably would have gotten more out of it if I had prepared questions to ask each of the speakers. I would also have wanted to research the speakers beforehand to make sure they don’t answer that type of question a lot on their website – because you want to ask a question that’s new and educational and relevant.
In the end I don’t think I chose any sessions for the networking. Mostly because the time between sessions was fairly short, there was a bit of a rush sometimes to get to the next one for a seat, lots of people wanted to speak to the presenters…
If you want to speak to a presenter after a session, get a seat up the front of the room. That way you’re not walking against the flow to get to them, blocking people who are trying to leave.
How did your session strategy work out out last year? Any other tips you can share to help people choose sessions?