Tip #2: Conferences
One word: go! Once again it's about relationships but the bottom line is, face-time is way, way better and
more advantageous than the written word or Skype. You'll build friends in this industry, it's very positive,
great fun and I learn as much from one conference as I will from a year of forum trawling!
Anyone who tells you they are a waste of money or not worth it hasn't been. Or they went with the wrong agenda.
I guarantee it.
There are several conferences every year: most are in Europe and when the US regulates, I'm sure we will be back there
too. Canada has one and there are several local ones. The big ones are the iGB conferences
- I attend all 3 without fail. Haven't missed one in 7 years.
One tip: if you are relatively new to the game, go to build relationships, don't go with the aim of getting "better deals".
Those will naturally come your way as the relationships strengthen and if you treat the relationships you build as a 2-way street,
those opportunites will come your way.