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Win Networking Plus Passes to Affiliate Summit West 2015

Affiliate Summit West is right around the corner, I’m giving away 3  Networking Plus Passes  to Affiliate Summit West 2015 enter below for a chance to win! Contest Ends OCT 22nd 2014 11:59pm PST.

Affiliate Summit West 2015
Affiliate Summit West 2015 Networking Plus Passes


Networking Plus Pass: Admission to Meet Market, Exhibit Hall, Keynotes, access to one session from the first track of each day of the show; access to all recorded session videos; and PowerPoint presentations.

I’m Off To Affiliate Summit West 2013

AffiliateSummitWest

Well I’m off and on the road to Las Vegas to attend Affiliate Summit West 2013. I look forward to making new friends and networking with some awesome networks and affiliates. If you need info on parties going on during affiliate summit head over to site I just recently created www.aswparties.com

My Schedule : http://asw13.sched.org/nickthrolson

Follow Me On Twitter: @nickthrolson

 

Saturday, January 12
 

4:00pm

Sunday, January 13
 

11:00am

12:00pm

12:30pm

2:00pm

3:30pm

Monday, January 14
 

8:30am

10:00am

11:30am

Tuesday, January 15
 

8:30am

10:00am

11:30am

2:00pm

3:30pm

A 10 Point Survival Guide for Tech Conferences

CES is just around the corner, and SXSW 2013 is due not long after that, as well as Affiliate Summit West so now is a good time to start planning next year’s conferences. Here are a few tips to help you stay fit and healthy, have a good time, and get your money’s worth out of the tech conferences you attend.

1. Pack Practically

Try to keep the amount of stuff you take with you on conference trips to a minimum.  If you can avoid checking bags for
conferences that require flying to get to, then that will save you a lot of time.

Try to limit your packing to the gadgets you actually need. Do you really need to take your laptop or will a tablet PC do the job?

Will you actually use your video camera? Is a Dictaphone necessary or can you record conference sessions on your mobile? The less you have to carry, the better.

2. Dress for a Long Day on Your Feet

Looking smart is important, but you don’t have to sacrifice comfort.  At most conferences, you would look out of place if you dressed like you were heading to a wedding. A smart pair of trousers, a clean shirt, and a pair of dark coloured, smart but comfortable shoes is all you really need.

Be sure to break in the shoes you take well before the conference – especially for events such as CES, which have several halls full of exhibits to explore.

3. Take Hi and Low Tech Equipment

Even though you’re going to a tech conference, you will inevitably end up needing to use an old fashioned pen for something.  That something may be filling out entry forms for a competition, taking notes when your tablet PC’s battery lets you down, or scrawling a reminder on the back of a business card.

4. Use the Networking Opportunities

While it’s tempting to fill your entire day with conference sessions, that’s probably not the best use of your time. It is a good idea to go to the keynotes, and the conference sessions that are especially interesting to you, so that you can ask questions and meet the speaker. If a session doesn’t particularly appeal to you, don’t go just to fill up the day.There’s a good chance that the slides for the session will be available online, so leave that session and spend that time exploring the booths or meeting people.

5. Take Breaks

Build in some time in your schedule to have a drink, eat, visit the bathroom, or just chill out and read through the conference booklet. Remember that a lot of conference sessions over-run, people are late for meetings, and trade shows are generally chaotic.  If you try to fill your day with back to back sessions, meetings and appointments, things will go wrong.

6. Look after Your Health

The post-conference flu is not something you want to come down with.  One look at any tech conference hashtag will tell you how prevalent colds, flus and stomach bugs are. Some basic precautions such as eating healthy, taking a multi-vitamin, and washing your hands frequently will help to stave off bugs. Carrying some painkillers in your conference bag will make you popular
on the last day, too!

7. Do Your Homework

Before the conference, make a list of sessions you want to go to, people you want to meet, and stands you want to visit. On the opening morning of the conference, arrive early and spend a few minutes checking the calendar for schedule changes sothat you can finalize your plans for the rest of the week.

8. Charge Your Mobile

If you plan on Tweeting from the conference, charge your mobile in your hotel room every night, and bring the charger with you so that you can top-up from power outlets at the venue.  You may want to consider bringing a spare battery or a portable charger just in case.  Even if your phone lasts for several days during normal use at home, there’s a good chance the extra use it will get at the conference will drain the battery.

9. Book Early

If you know what conferences you want to go to next year, book the flights and hotels well in advance.  If you leave booking until the last minute, you could end up having to stay well out of town, and you’ll pay far more for your flights. Booking early will let you take advantage of cheaper prices, and a far better selection of hotels.

10.  FollowUp

When you get home, sort through the stack of business cards that you collected, and send emails to everyone that you spoke to.  If you use LinkedIN or any similar services, send them a connection invitation. It’s always a good idea to stay in touch with contacts that you make through networking at conferences. Even a casual connection can  be valuable later in your career. 

About the author:

Crispin Jones writes for Name Badges international  – experts in staff name badges and corporate name badges.

Affiliate Ball signs Big Boi of Outkast for ASW – Vegas

Affiliate Ball 2013

Coming off of the biggest Affiliate Ball to date last January, the Ball just keeps on rollin’!  Big Boi of Outkast will be performing all of the Outkast hits in front of over 2,000 invited guests of the Affiliate Summit on January 14th, 2013 in Las Vegas. Party strategist Darren Blatt says, “We needed another artist that could please the masses, just like Nelly did last year. I searched online for all of Outkast’s hit songs and found 14 of them. It’s rare to find an artist with so many memorable classics and I couldn’t be more excited for this party! There will be many more surprises ahead for this one, stay tuned.”

Some of Outkast’s biggest songs include:

“Ms. Jackson,” “Hey Ya,” “The Way You Move,” “So Fresh, So Clean,” “Roses,” “B.O.B,” “Rosa Parks,” and many more.

This is an official party of the Affiliate Summit, so before you RSVP, make sure you register for the Summit at http://www.affiliatesummit.com/13w-register/. Then you can RSVP for the Affiliate Ball at http://affiliateball.com/register.html.

SocietyInvite secured the headlining sponsorship, renaming the party title this round to “SocietyInvite Presents The Affiliate Ball”. OfferSearch and iBallers joined forces early to secure Platinum sponsorship’s. All levels of sponsorship’s are available right now, if interested please contact the Affiliate Ball at info@affiliateball.com.

Don’t miss out on another memorable Affiliate Ball. This is definitely going to be one for the books.  All passes can be picked up at the Affiliate Ball Meet Market booth #108.

Affiliate Summit 2012 is Almost Here!

I don’t know about you but I’m really excited to be attending Affiliate Summit for my fourth year in a row. Affiliate Summit is by far one of the best events that you can go to. Networking with affiliates going to sessions & listening to outstanding keynotes. what more could  you ask for?

I will be at ASW12 from Saturday evening 1/7/12 until  Tuesday 1/10/12 evening after Shoemoney’s keynote I will be on the road back to southern Cali. So if anyone wants to meet up message me on Facebook email me . I would be more then happy to network with my readers. I will be recording interviews with networks & updating my readers via my Blog,Twitter,Facebook & Youtube.

Here you can see all the sessions & where I will be while I’m at Affiliate Summit: http://asw12.sched.org/nickthrolson

I will also be attending Affiliate Ball!  thanks to my good friends at Maxbounty for the VIP Passes!

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Subscribe to My Youtube Channel for videos From ASW12 : Youtube.com/nickthrolson