Tricks of the Trade: Business Trip Tips


Last month I got the news that I was going to be traveling to sunny LA for an event with a client, and to say I was thrilled would be an understatement. While I was excited, I have to admit that preparing for my first business trip was a daunting experience. The key to success? Travel light and strategically. Here’s a list of must-haves that will help you get through your first business trip like a pro.

Tote: You need a bag that easily fits your laptop and a file folder. A file folder is essential to hold all of your itineraries, client fact sheets, as well as a run of show for your event.

Emergen-C: Traveling can be tough on your body. Prevent yourself from catching any airborne bugs by pumping up your immune system as you travel.

Comfy Shoes: If you’re a heels girl like me, make sure you always carry a pair of comfortable flats to wear as you set up/break down an event. You will thank me later!

Chargers: Technology is your most vital resource. Do not let your phone or laptop die!

Book: If you’re not working as you fly, a book is a great way to relax your mind from the pre/post-event craziness.

Notebook: It’s always good to have a notebook to take down notes or key learnings from the event while they are still fresh in your mind.

Lipstick: I’m a firm believer that lipstick can pull you together quicker than coffee. Make sure you always have a go-to shade in your bag. Mine is Mademoiselle by Chanel.

What do you always store in your travel bag?


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