March 5, 2008

Reviewing Your Face to Face Networking Techniques

published this at 2:19 pm

Liz Goes, Lorelle Guest Posts, Lorraine Gets Control

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When we’ve got a lot to do, we rely on friends to help us out and over the mound of work that we’re facing. I was delighted when my dear friend, Lorelle, jumped in to help me by writing a guest post for the time I’ll be gone to SxSW.

But as relationships work, sometimes our friends come with their own circle of relationships. A few months ago, Lorelle and I invented an alter ego of hers named Lorraine, who keeps popping up when Lorelle writes certain kinds of blog posts.

Well, Lorraine caught a thought that Lorelle was writing about networking for me and you. Lorraine’s fabulous street-wise, huge-size ego could not allow Lorelle to write that post on her own. Next thing we knew, Lorraine had taken over . . .

Lorelle and I want you to know that we hope you’re in no way offended by Lorraine’s take on the subject. She’s . . . um, er . . . direct and sometimes a little colorful. Enjoy!

Reviewing Your Face to Face Networking Techniques

by Lorraine, alterego of THE famous Lorelle VanFossen

Who are you more willing to come to aid of? A complete stranger or someone you’ve met?

Okay, so we know the answer. People are typically more willing to help those they know than total strangers. So it helps to know as many people as you can so you will get help if you need it, right?

Attending a business conference is about turning strangers into acquaintances into friends. You want to work with your friends, people you trust, people who trust you, and the ones you know can get the job done as well as help you get your job done. Right?

You want the experts and you want to get to know the experts.

Oh, wait. At a business conference, especially one on blogging, you are also the expert. People want to know you. You are the one they are waiting for to come to their aid. This is your chance. Are you ready? Are you trained? Are you prepared for the moment when the moment to perform arrives?

The Successful and Outstanding Bloggers Conference (SOBCon) is the place where experts come to rub shoulders with other experts – no matter what your expertise.

Are you ready to share your expertise and meet the experts at SOBCon in May?

Let’s review your preparation techniques.

The power of online social networking is amazing. You meet people you would never run across in your daily life. You rub virtual shoulders with the whose who of the web. It’s a never ending network of connections as you find new sources of information daily, and others find you as their source.

However, the potential in these networking possibilities only show up when you show up. Show up.


Lorelle VanFossen writes for Lorelle on WordPress,
Blog HeraldTaking Your Camera on the Road where you’ll also find
Lorelle’s Family History Blog. Order Her Book Now! Blogging Tips: What Bloggers Won’t Tell You About Blogging

Lorraine is usually locked away where she cannot cause harm.

Thanks, Lorelle!

–ME “Liz” Strauss
Work with Liz to get over your networking phobia!!

Work with Liz!!
SOBCon08 is May 2,3,4 in Chicago. Register now!

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10 Comments to “Reviewing Your Face to Face Networking Techniques”

  1. March 7th, 2008 at 7:35 am
    Maggie said

    I wanted to attend a blogging conference. Maybe next year.

  2. March 7th, 2008 at 6:44 pm
    Barbara Rozgonyi said

    Love your list, Lorelle!

    When I get to a conference, I often wish I’d spent more time researching the speakers and the people I want to meet. Planning out networking before I leave plan gives me confidence and direction.

    In your case, I don’t need to do any research. I always recommend you as the WordPress subject matter expert when the subject comes up in conversation or forums. Looking forward to meeting you in person.

    Thanks for this post!

  3. March 11th, 2008 at 3:24 pm
    What You Don’t Know About Blogging Can Hurt You : The Blog Herald said

    [...] Blog about other bloggers and their work. Attend blog conferences. [...]

  4. March 12th, 2008 at 12:46 am
    Lorelle said

    I can’t wait to meet everyone. It’s going to be the conference of the year!

  5. March 12th, 2008 at 6:47 am
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hi Maggie!
    I hope to meet you at the conference you get to. It’s always a great pleasure to get to know people in person.

    Barbara,
    I can’t agree enough. I wish I’d started doing my homework about an event earlier in my career. It makes going to a conference so much more.

    Lorelle,
    I can’t wait to see you again. I hope I don’t lose my voice talking with you. :)

  6. March 13th, 2008 at 11:54 am
    Looking For New Places to Take Your Blog Out : The Blog Herald said

    [...] Blog conferences are a great way to meet fellow bloggers but also to create a network, to find people you can rely upon for tips, information, and exchanges of work and/or ideas. Fellow bloggers are also more likely to blog about you if they meet you face to face and you make a memorable impression. [...]

  7. March 15th, 2008 at 9:11 pm
    Weekly Digest: Lorelle in San Francisco, Heading to WordCamp Dallas, Pasadena, Chicago, and Writting About Blogging In Between Talks « Lorelle on WordPress said

    [...] Liz Strauss: With Liz away this past week in Austin for SxSW, I took over her blog for the day with Reviewing Your Face to Face Networking Techniques, a Lorraine style post with tips on why you should attend conferences and get “in the [...]

  8. March 23rd, 2008 at 10:08 pm
    Weekly Digest: Lorelle in Oklahoma with Family, Heading to WordCamp Dallas, WordPress 2.5, SOBCON, and More News « Lorelle on WordPress said

    [...] Blogging With Liz Strauss: Don’t forget to catch my recent guest blog post for Liz Strauss, Reviewing Your Face to Face Networking Techniques, a Lorraine style post with tips on why you should attend conferences and get “in the [...]

  9. January 11th, 2012 at 3:09 pm
    Creating a WordPress and Blogging New Year’s Resolutions List « Lorelle on WordPress said

    [...] those tiny risk steps you can take that might spice things up or turn them on their head. For me, Lorraine made a second appearance on Liz’s blog to great response, which occasionally makes me want to bring her out of her box more [...]

  10. June 10th, 2013 at 11:10 pm
    Weekly Digest: Lorelle in San Francisco Talking Blogging and WordPress, Offerring Blog Resources, Beating a Plagiarist, and More « Lorelle on WordPress said

    [...] With Liz Strauss: With Liz away this week in Austin for SxSW, I took over her blog for the day with Reviewing Your Face to Face Networking Techniques, a Lorraine style post with tips on why you should attend conferences and get “in the [...]

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