The days after a conference can be the most hectic. Not only do you have to return to the office and start tackling the current day’s projects, you also have all of the to-dos that waited for you. What’s more, you have vendors following up with you about the hot new products you saw and you have a notebook full of great ideas you plan to implement.
So how do you make the most of that post-conference high and ensure it doesn’t get lost in the shuffle?
Here are a few ideas:
1. Buy books. Several of the speakers attending The NATSO Show have written books. If you were inspired by their session, grab their book—either in hard copy or an audiobook. That way you can dig deeper into their insights and keep their messages in the front of your mind.
2. Use social media. You can connect with speakers, industry experts and your fellow operators throughout the year on Twitter, Facebook or even the NATSO blog.
3. Connect with speakers. If speakers have given you their contact information, don’t be afraid to use it. Send them an email, connect on LinkedIn or follow them on Twitter. Connecting with them can grow your network and they can continue to inspire you.
4. Share your ideas. Meet with your managers and front-line staff to share the great ideas you learned and get their feedback on how you can apply them to your organization.
5. Set deadlines and hold yourself accountable. If there was a top project you wanted to tackle upon your return, create a timeline for getting it done. Share it with others so they can help you follow through with your want-to-do list.