Don't Forget to Follow Up!

By: Kelly Smith; Photos by Brooke Dennis and Justin Hackworth for Alt Summit

So now you have a bag full of business cards, a notebook full of inspiration, and a handful of sponsorship opportunities on your plate. Your mind is spinning with ideas and, yet, you are exhausted. The best advice we can give you is to push through that exhaustion for just a little bit longer. Write down all those new ideas, reassess your goals, and write a list prioritizing who you want to contact first and for what purpose.

The sooner you take action, make contact, and get to work the easier it will be. Here are a few more articles from past years with our best advice for the perfect follow up:

Conferences 101: The Follow Up

Fostering New Relationships from a Conference

After Alt: Organize Your Inspiration & Get to Work

Create A Tradition of Expressing Gratitude


Eden Hensley

Marketing creative, community engagement specialist, technophile, photographer, food and wine enthusiast, and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Road to The Good Life, a lifestyle blog about appreciating and enhancing your life by being grateful for the "haves" instead of lingering on the "wants." There you will find personal stories about my life and family weaved in with real-life, achievable entertaining tips, recipes for hearty home cooked meals, and DIY projects for capturing and sharing memories. I believe the best place to swap stories is over a shared meal, preferably a Thai-meal served family style, and teach an online introduction class to Thai Flavors and host the Family Dinners at The Station supper club in San Francisco.