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Join Date: Nov 2009
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| | Re: Feeling awkward at networking events??
Originally Posted by Calcul8or
Looking forward to the event at the Honey Bar Matthew, and onya for organising it! :-)
I hope you enjoyed it!
I am not sure I got round to meeting you, so I hope you will come to our next one so we can get to know each other better.
Originally Posted by Khalid Adam
act like the host, ask open ended and engaging questions, stop pushing business cards ( i haven't had one since 2005), make the intent of just making connections and networking becomes a piece of cake.
When i do networking, my goal is to identify future JV partners. That's it.
Good advice, but I personally like business cards because it helps me remember who I talked to, and it's a handy way of getting a copy of their email and phone without having to write it down.
I don't push cards, but I do ask everyone I talk to to give me one.