I learned one very important piece of information at last Thursday’s business expo. One bit of data that is essential for anyone doing networking on a large scale like the expo. I thought about putting this information in an ebook and selling it ala Robert Allen (with the usual upsells, of course) but I’ve decided that this must be given to the people… free of charge. What is it?
You gotta have good comfortable shoes.
I spent six hours at the expo mostly on my feet and I came home limping. I symphathize with you folks who were there all day. I just hope you had great shoes.
So Many People, So Little Time
Other than brief moments of culinary ecstasy (in other words, stuffing my face with the great food on hand), I was talking to anyone who was willing to be networked. One of the first people I ran into was Peter Caputa of WhizSpark, the man of the hour. I blame him for my sore feet. If it wasn’t for Pete’s ability to pack a house, I could have left early. If you know of anyone who needs to put butts in seats, contact him or check out his website.
I will not attempt to cover the entire event in one post but there were a few key people that stood out for me. First of all, I am always captivated by magic and Jason Kallio of SayItWithMagic.com was doing his thing. He was at the combined StrategicRemarketing.com and YourPageToday.com booth with Stephen Paulin, auctioneer extraordinaire, and Jo Erickson, expert web development person. Did you know that Jason does educational programs at schools for bully control, fire safety and self-esteem? Jo was her usual upbeat self — she seemed in her element at the show. Even though she ate all the Kit Kat bars at their booth, I won’t hold a grudge.
Michael Langford of Course Pilot Financial (another person with a lot of energy) and I had a nice conversation. An easy guy to make friends with, I already received a follow up note in the mail from him (hand-written). Joining in the fun was Clarissa Rodriguez from Clear Road Associates, a guest of Roy Sequeira. Clarissa was looking for me as the only other Rodriguez on the list. She bills herself and her associates as “productivity architects.”
I’m Not Done Yet!
I’ve got a fistful of business cards with some memorable encounters behind them. I’ll talk about them in my next post. I better hurry, though. I’ve got another fistful of business cards from the Corridor Nine Speed Networking event today that I’d like to talk about. Never a dull moment!