Jun 112014
 

The Berkeley Communications Conference (BC2) is right around the corner! We have a great day of sessions, speakers, and activities planned–here’s a few tips to make the most out of the conference:

He was too connected to his work.

He was too connected to his work.

1) Disconnect to connect
We’re busy, which means that when we’re out of the office, we’re still checking email, making calls, and doing work, sometimes all at once. In the wise words of Idina Menzel, we say let it goactivate your out of office message, tell your boss and colleagues you’re unavailable, and come and enjoy BC2. This is the one day of the year devoted to campus communicators and is often the only time we get to interact with each other in person, so make the most of this opportunity.

2) Come prepared to share
We’ve gone all out to create ways to share what you’re thinking. Besides the regular sessions and speakers, you can tweet out your comments and questions throughout the day using the hashtag #shareBC2, join colleagues during lunch for informal roundtables on various communications topics, and network over free drinks at the reception after the conference.

3) Take care of yourself
Mindfulness and self-care are two themes of this year’s BC2. Putting those two into practice, it’s important to to take care of yourself during the day–come rested, stay hydrated, and be sure to snack appropriately in order to avoid becoming “hangry.” Get up, stretch, or go for a walk–you’ll be more productive and focused.