So you FINALLY went to SXSW, and now after days of music, food, panels and networking (*phew*), you’re back home. So what can you do now to maximize your time spent in Austin? Here are a few pieces of advice.
AFTER YOU GET HOME
Create Your Own Lasting Media
So, no blog covered your performance? No photographer snapped your photo for Rolling Stone? That’s OK! Make your own media around your experience at SXSW. Write up a blog about what you did, and who you met, and post it on your MySpace, Facbook and Last.fm. Snap photos and post them on Facebook and Flickr with tags, or record some videos for your YouTube Channel! Let your experience live online for years to come!
- Ariel Hyatt
Get Them At Their Desks…Not At The Party
The best time to get down to business is when they’re alone, back at their desk, a week or two after the conference, undistracted, and can give you their full one-on-one attention. That’s when you want someone checking out what you have to offer: when they’re focused on you – looking at your site.
- Derek Sivers
Go Old School – Use The Phone & Stationary For Follow Ups
I have learned the strongest way to follow up is with a phone call and a hand written letter or note with material in the mail, because we are all inundated with digital communication. Suddenly a phone call is refreshing and unexpected.
- Jennie Walker (more…)