Convention Survival Techniques: Practical Strategies for Getting the Most Out of Your Professional Association's Meetings

Convention Survival Techniques: Practical Strategies for Getting the Most Out of Your Professional Association's Meetings

by Louis R. Franzini, Sue Rosenberg Zalk
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803974140

ISBN-13: 9780803974142

Pub. Date: 06/10/1997

Publisher: SAGE Publications

By addressing the apprehensions that prevent students, academics and professionals from attending meetings, readers of this book are shown how to maximize the convention experience - everything from learning what is happening in one's field to achieving social and professional goals.

Topics covered include: finding your way around the convention programme;

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Overview

By addressing the apprehensions that prevent students, academics and professionals from attending meetings, readers of this book are shown how to maximize the convention experience - everything from learning what is happening in one's field to achieving social and professional goals.

Topics covered include: finding your way around the convention programme; convention session etiquette; professional networking; travelling within a budget; and presentations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803974142
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/10/1997
Series:
Survival Skills for Scholars Series, #18
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Why Even Attend Conventions?1
2General Strategies for Convention Survival11
3Mastering the Convention Program20
4Program Formats: Their Differences and You28
5Convention Session Etiquette42
6Surviving Your Own Professional Presentation52
7Meeting Your Social Needs66
8Surfing the Exhibits for Products and Publishers77
9Money Matters and Traveling Smart84
10Communicating and Getting Involved: Expanding Your Professional Networks94
11Accentuating the Positive: Coping With Fears and Getting the Most Out of the Convention105
Index113
About the Authors115

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