Want avoid conference idiocy and not feel like total crap by the end of the week? THIS IS THE POST FOR YOU. Read on for the top 10 mistakes I’ve made, I mean, real world tips on bringing your conference A game!
Love the try not to keep up with Sales tip. As a Sales Engineer early in my career and an Ops guy now, I tried and failed many times :-).
Insoles for shoes. Also, 2 pairs of shoes each day to switch up. B12 energy strips. Blistex under lipstick. Floss picks. Pace yourself if you are doing a walkabout each day to explore other booths. Face water spritz. Hair band and dry shampoo so you can skip washing hair for a day or two and get some precious sleep. So much moisturizer and hand lotion. Cuticle cream, because between the air travel and drying air con, your hands will be a mess.
I'm really surprised that you'd suggest Starbucks as a go-to, esp. first thing in the morning. It seems like a guaranteed way to wait in line along w/ everybody else and miss most of the morning sessions waiting for your Half-double-decaffeinates half-caf w/ room for cream.
I always travel with a few packets of Via in my backpack, although Ritual and Bluebottle both make their own instant packets now too. That's the emergency/overnight trip supply.
For week-long efforts, I pack a Handpresso(Handpresso.com), USB-powered grinder and my own beans. Better than Starbucks, *way* better than the potting soil that the hotel tries to pass off as coffee on you.