Business Networking: Use the Buddy System

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Does walking into a room full of people at an event, conference or networking meeting feel intimidating or uncomfortable to you? You are NOT alone! (Confession time – it scares my stilettos off sometimes, too!) Nobody said that you have to network on your own.  In fact, isn’t it more in line with what networking…

Business Networking Events: How To Start A Conversation When You Don’t Know Anyone

Business Networking Events: How To Start A Conversation When You Don’t Know Anyone

You’ve decided to attend a local networking event and confidently enter the room, register and . . . suddenly feel rather overwhelmed at the prospect of having to start a conversation with all these people that you don’t know.  Add to that the fact that most people are already engaged in conversation in groups of…

Business Networking: No Offense, But I Don’t Want To Talk To You

“No offense, but I don’t want to talk to you.  I’m not too keen on meeting you either. And dialing your phone number feels like leaping into a chilly swimming pool. But I will call you. I will stop in your office, and I’ll force myself to attend yet another chamber of commerce event. I…

Business Networking: What To Do If Networking Scares You

If you are new to networking or if the thought of entering a room full of strangers all by yourself is nothing short of terrifying, then use something you learned back in grade school:  The Buddy System.