I’ve over-conferenced myself. If I go to FaffCon in Charlotte this fall (I know, I know…it’s an UN-conference)…that’ll be 5 VO conferences in less than a year’s time, and that’s not counting my MasterMind meetings and other conference calls.
This will NOT happen again.
Don’t get me wrong. Each and every one of these events is worthwhile. I learn stuff. I meet people. I “network”. But one can get conferenced out.
In the next few weeks, I’ll be at APAC/BEA, then VOICE2012.
The real key is what you do with all you learn, and who you meet AFTER you get home.
I’ve got my own thoughts about this, and they’re closely aligned with a very cogently-written article by Deborah Shane. It’s called:
8 Steps To Converting Connections After A Conference.
I highly recommend you bookmark this link and give it a look before and after you attend ANY conference. Well worth it!