One - Make a list of each thing you want to accomplish at the event you are attending. The list might include:
- Arrive by 5:30PM
- Introduce myself to at least one person I do not know while in the registration line
- Wear my name tag on my right lapel
- Talk to at least one person I do not know while waiting in the bar line (alcohol consumption is optional)
- Meet at least one other person and exchange business cards with the potential for a follow-up meal/meeting
Three - Follow up the next day with anyone you met.
Simple, tactical, motivating -- All the right ingredients for a successful method of making the most of business networking opportunities