TIA 2018 Conference is taking place in less than two weeks, and we’re here to help you make the most of this exciting opportunity. To some, networking may come naturally but to others, it can be quite challenging knowing which questions to ask and how to gain industry insight.
When networking, it is important to not overthink your questions – don’t complicate it, just to sound more professional or to seem like you know everything about the subject. Instead, ask simple questions that not only warrants an answer, but leaves them with a lasting impression.
To get you started, we rounded up some of the best questions asked at networking events and conferences.
Where are you from?
It’s easier to gauge what you can discuss with someone when you have a better idea of where they’re from.
What is your favourite Podcast, TED talk or book?
This opens the discussion to new business strategies discovered through online media.
When you’re not at networking events, what’s your favorite thing to do?
People love talking about themselves, and opening with a personal question puts them at ease and helps create a casual engagement.
What did you think about the event or speaker?
It is said that if 5 people witness a car accident, there are 5 different versions of the event, the same logic applies to a networking conference. You can learn from someone else’s experience, and improve your own understanding.
What is your go-to resource for industry news?
Everyone tries to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to transportation and logistics, so by asking this question you may learn some new resources that will be of interest to you.
Will you be attending TIA 2018 Conference? We’d love to meet up to chat about how digital marketing is molding the future of transportation and logistics. Get in touch and let’s grab a coffee or find us at booth 107.