On the emailgeeks slack channel someone asked for advice about going to conferences. There were lots of great suggestions. I threw in the Pac Man Rule and realised a lot of folks haven’t heard of it before.
Eric Holscher created the Pac Man rule. The rule is really simple. If you’re standing in a group talking at a conference a circle can make it challenging for new people to join you. But, if you leave a space for another person to join you by standing in the shape of a Pac Man, you’re inviting new people to join.
Here’s a video explaining:
I’ve found this really useful and helpful both when I’ve been in conversations and when I’ve wanted to join conversations.