Fall Back On These Networking Tips
Face to face with people?
Attending a networking event can be a little scary for some of us, especially if you’re more comfortable with online networking than a room full of strangers. Networking events can leave us feeling nervous, a bit shy and a little like we’re falling. So we’ve pulled together a few tips that you can fall back on at your next networking event. Why not give them a shot at AMA|Rochester’s Old Fashioned Networking on September 16th? We’re pretty confident that you won’t fall down when you follow these great tips!
- We’re too busy.
- We never meet anyone.
- We’re not good at networking.
- We’re not really looking for a job.
Make the First Move
Mention a Mutual Contact
Ask an Open-Ended Question
The secret to any interaction is to be genuine and respectful. Try being interested rather than interesting. Don’t rush the relationship or ask for favors too soon. Test drive the tips above to launch a conversation and build rapport. Over time, this might just lead to a professional relationship. You will never know unless you work past your reluctance and go for broke with these networking icebreakers!