Originally posted at thegovgurus.com:
Are you going to a conference or meeting where you hope to meet the presenter? Maybe you have an idea you want to run by him/her? Maybe you just want to connect and swap business cards?
Here’s the trick - Find him/her right before they go on. They are probably in the back looking bored, maybe on their computer, and there is no line to talk to them. Afterwards, they will be completely swamped and you’ll be lucky to stand in line with 10 others and get 5 minutes.
So go early to the talk, find the speaker, and talk to them early.