The overall sentiment is that Networking seems terrifying to some, but when you realize that you are just talking with other people- who are also nervous and trying to get through their day- it may not seem so bad! Here are a few tips that I can offer for those looking to get better at networking:
· Don’t go to a networking event expecting to close a deal. Hope to develop lasting relationships
· Do ensure that are genuine and show interest in what others bring to the table
· Don’t be the aggressive person that people actively avoid
· Do have a goal (maybe meeting 4 people, each from a different field) and achieve it!
Networking takes practice and you have to be patient with yourself. With time things will get easier and as your network grows, so will your opportunities! If you would like to have help getting better growing your network, contact me and I will be happy to help! firstname.lastname@example.org