Of course there are the physical outfits you need to back and that emergency outfit that you need in case of a event including marinara or red wine. But what other goodies to I tote with me?
Business cards and bookmarks - both have a QR codes to my website and to the FREE eBook I offer to my VIP Readers list. I also have my traditional website address on both. What's a QR Code? Here's one. You can use a smartphone app to connect directly to the web.
This trip, the books are there and going into conferences bags (fingers-crossed), so I have only a small bit of swag. Swag is promotional items given to readers. In this case, it's coasters. I don't know if my readers will like them, but I LOVE them!
I have some for the room and some to tote with me on the days that I just know I will miss lunch!
I always carry a portable cell charger and keep a travel charger in the hotel room. I also stay connected with my mobile phone and pack a netbook which give me light easy word processing and a longer charge than my laptop. Now how did I take a photo of my cell phone without my cell phone, you ask? Ah-ha! It's my husband's phone, borrowed for this all important (not very) shot!
Notebooks, pens, highlighter, smaller notebooks, smallest notebook and an envelope to keep all those pesky recepts collected.
That's a few of my before event preparations. Happy packing for your next business event.