Even if you would classify yourself as an introvert…
I think that you’d get a lot out of going to a live author event.
And I believe there are key things you can do to get the most out of them.
I think that almost every author should, after listening to a presentation, or listening to a speaker, should make the effort to go up to that speaker…
And ask any kind of questions after those presentations.
Even if it’s not related, even if the presentation wasn’t related to your book or your genre, you can get a lot out of that.
I recommend that during the downtimes or during presentations you don’t want to see…
Take some down time so that you can get the most out of things where you do go and meet people…
Like dinners or hangouts or networking things, because those are just really great opportunities.
And then, a lot of these events have Facebook groups or lists of the people participating that are just attending.
I recommend going through that list ahead of time.
And if there are 1 to 3 people who you know that meeting in person would be amazing…
Go out of your way to meet them on day one.
Because you could find a new friend.
You could find a new promo partner.
And that can make a huge difference to your author career.
That can make an entire conference worth the price of entry.
I’ve had folks I’ve met, even just on the last day of an event who I ended becoming great, great friends with during a conference.
So even if you’re an introvert…
These are the three things I recommend to get the most out of the event.