Behind-the-scenes advice for busy solo professionals courtesy of Michael Katz, Blue Penguin Development

am preparing for a full-day, private workshop I’m giving in Toronto this week.


I asked the conference organizer for a list of session attendees, so that I could send a preliminary email to them, asking what they hoped to learn in our session.

This has two benefits:

First, it helps me know, going in, the topics that people are most interested in.

Second, it allows me to extend the length of our “conversation,” beyond just the day of the workshop. That’s why I’ll also send a follow-up email to the group after the session.

The more opportunities you can create to interact, the more likely you are to make a lasting connection.