When Preparation Meets Opportunity !

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When Preparation Meets Opportunity!
By Pat Mussieux | Submitted On February 13, 2013

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Expert Author Pat Mussieux
How often have you attended an event and found that you were totally overwhelmed and under-prepared? I see it happen all the time and it makes my heart sink because, seriously, those are missed opportunities that you will never get back.

There are many large, and valuable, events scheduled around North America (and the world, for that matter) that are a gold-mine of opportunity when it comes to learning and networking. Attending these events is one of the best ways to grow your business and develop valuable and meaningful contacts, too.

I like to be prepared before arriving at these events - whether they are the large, once-a-year type, or whether they are regular local networking opportunities. I know that, for many entrepreneurs, you just don 't know what you don 't know. I want to share some of my best tips for 'seizing the opportunity ' and really getting the best return on investment possible.

1. First and foremost, create a plan for the year and decide which events you will be attending - and why. There are so very many choices
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