Posts Tagged ‘Austin’

Prepping for SXSW

March 8, 2011

I’ll admit it. I’m a SXSW virgin. But I’m gonna solve that problem in four days when I make my maiden voyage. Have been gathering advice along the way. Here’s what I’ve heard and remembered.

1. Wear comfy shoes

2. No need to be too dressy. Jeans and a favorite shirt will do just fine. (Still wondering why Michelle bought three new dresses in the last 24 hours, but we’ll see about that in Austin.)

3. Bring vitamins. Especially vitamin C. Make that lots of vitamins. Had breakfast with the CEO of my new company last week and he must have said three times, “be sure to bring lots of vitamin C. You’re sure to get sick as everyone does.”

4. Attend the sessions of interest but don’t be too anal about sticking to a schedule. It’s really about the networking.

5. Have fun. Major party event. Use this to network and have fun. (see item #4 on list)

6. And most importantly, don’t forget your business cards. Especially if they’re MOO cards.

I’ve heard other advice too that I haven’t remembered. Guess it doesn’t make the top 6 list.

See ya’ll in Texas!