The keys to being a top notch networker are fairly simple and straightforward. It comes down to putting together a game plan and then sticking to it. Of course your already existing charm, wit and charisma will also come in handy.
I have seen and done what works and doesn't work when networking. I will share a couple of the keys to an easy conversation with someone you don't know:
Mind your body language. Make eye contact. Keep your body language open.
Don't approach 2 people having a conversation. Anyone who has made this mistake knows how awkward it can be. Stick to the person who is alone or groups of 3 or more.
The last one is if you came with a colleague, split up. Don't waste your time talking to the person you came with the whole time you already know them.
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Use some of the techniques described at your next event and be a person that people are taking about later.
PS. New podcast for this week below. I had a few technical difficulties that were minor so if the sound is a little off, that's why. Click below and enjoy!