Posted August 11, 2014 by Megan Ross in Uncategorized

8 Things to Bring to a Seminar

Seminar Review-Slide1
Seminar Review-Slide1

When you attend a seminar, you want to make sure that you’re prepared to get the most out of it. And while your instinct may be to bring everything you think you might possibly need, there are really just a few basics you need to keep in mind to set yourself up for success.

  1. Yes, more than one pen. The last thing you want is to be in the middle of taking down some truly inspiring notes when the pen you brought decides to die. Always have a spare.

  1. When you find yourself really inspired by a certain quote or concept, being able to quickly highlight it will help you when you’re going back over your notes later.

  1. A notebook. Ideally, a new notebook just for the seminar is ideal. You don’t want to be searching for a clean sheet in an over-used notebook while taking notes.

  1. Your phone. Having your phone on hand is great for snapping quick pictures of any slides or visual aids the presenter might be using.

  1. If you decide to bring your phone, tablet, or laptop, don’t forget your charger. Because you know it will decide to die at the most inopportune moment possible.

  1. A snack. No one can focus when they’re hungry. So bring a light snack. Preferably one that doesn’t make an enormous amount of noise while attempting to open it.

  1. Business card. There will be networking opportunities, you can count on that. Don’t be stuck scribbling your email address on a scrap of paper. Always have some extra business cards at the ready.

  1. A positive attitude. Cliche, right? That doesn’t make it any less important. Go into the seminar with a great attitude and an open mind, ready to learn everything you possibly can.