I'm thinking about attending more networking events, meetups and blogger parties in the coming months because they will help with my work, especially when it comes to reaching out to bloggers and influencers on behalf of my own projects or my consulting clients.

Theoretically, face-to-face meetups always thumps social media interactions simply because you tend to leave a deeper impression in people's mind when they see you and hear you speak. It also proves that you are a real person rather than just an avatar on the Internet.

Have you attended meetups or events organized by pages that you've liked, groups, tweetups or meetups arranged via Meetup.com?

What are some of the things that I should absolutely do before, during and after the event? Any suggestion is appreciated.