Drink lots of water morning, noon, and night when you are away at a conference. All of the networking and running around will take a toll on you, especially if you’re in a dry place like Las Vegas.
When I get settled at a conference, one of my moves is to run out and buy water at a local Walgreens, CVS, grocery store, etc.
You can pick up a 12-pack for cheap, and then you don’t have to resort to the $5 bottle in your hotel room when you’re parched and desperate.
While you are there, grab some snacks and caffeine sources, in case you’re running low on energy, as well as Nuun Hydration (if you didn’t pack it).
Also, with all of the talking, you might get dry lips. Grab some lip balm, so you don’t have that gummy white crackhead looking stuff on your lips when you’re trying to do business.
Oh yeah, and some breath mints and gum. I don’t care who you are – if you have dragon breath, I am instantly looking for an exit strategy from our conversation.