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3 Reasons to Invest in a Conference

There are endless opportunities to sharpen your skills: you can pursue higher education, become certified in specific areas, read blogs, listen to podcasts, watch YouTube videos, tune in to webinars, and not to mention the countless free white papers and guides available online. In your search for knowledge consider the numerous face-to-face opportunities, like a conference, lunch & learn, panel discussion or workshop. Don’t let the ticket price scare you; there is power in connecting with like-minded people who are active in your field:

“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

  1. Build strategic partnerships

Aside from the obvious opportunity to learn new tips and tricks, conferences are also the perfect times to leverage and connect with other attendees. Go into the event prepared to talk about your current and future projects; and to your surprise, you may walk away with the contact information for your next webinar headliner or new business investor.

  1. Gather content

Social media has evolved the way we attend conferences. With the use of hashtags and other social media tools, you can document your experience live. The content that you bring back has become just as important and can propel your level of expertise.  Through cleverly retaining and distilling the information, others can benefit from your attendance and continue to turn to you for solutions.

  1. It’s fun!

In everything we do professionally, whether it’s climbing the corporate ladder or building an empire, we must participate in rewarding activities. Most conferences include an additional layer of socialization, where you can golf, attend parties, tours and spa-like activities. You can also take in the local attractions of the host city. While it may be tempting to retreat to your hotel room, you owe it to yourself to venture out and have a bit of fun.

There is a sea of knowledge available to everyone. If something sparks your interest, you owe it to yourself to find out as much about it as you can. Attend as many conferences as needed to arm yourself with information to ensure that you are successful in what you pursue; here are three business chic outfits to ensure it’s done with style!

Lady Like Elegance

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Accessories: popmap  Blush Petals Statement Necklace $41.00 // McKlein Pink Lake Forest Italian Leather Laptop $119.20 // LC Lauren Conrad Circle Stud Earrings $9.80
Dress: Coast Maralynn Stripe Dress $110
Shoes: Pointed-toe Pumps by Barbara Bui $225.00

Classically Casual

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Accessories: Bauble Bar ‘Globe’ Multistrand Beaded Necklace $38.00 // N’Damu London Trilogy Yellow Rucksack & Satchel
Top: Abracadabra White Tie Dye Roll Up Sleeve Loose Shirt $15.99
Bottom: Land’s End Women’s Mid Rise Chino Crop Pants $49.00
Shoes: Parlor Performance Flat by Restricted $34.99

Lasting Impressions

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Accessories: Kate Spade NY Open Rim Studs Earrings $30.99 // Romwe Black Quilting Plaid PU Tote Bag $9.99
Top: Mango Flowy Blouse $39.99
Bottom: River Island Green Wrap Skirt $30.00
Outerwear: LE3NO  Lightweight Cropped Open Front Floral Blazer $25.34
Shoes: Pure Navy Pointed-Toe Ankle Wrap Flat $69

For our top must attend conferences subscribe to Empire Life Magazine! Styled by Yahkima Jones and Isoke Karamoko. 

IsokeMK is the Executive Editor of Empire Life Magazine and owner of Masani. From Detroit, now residing in metro DC, IsokeMK is a fashionable entrepreneur, with a love for all things fashion, business and marketing. @isokeMK on Instagam, Twitter and Facebook.

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