It’s only awkward if you make it awkward. Effective networking at conferences can be both helpful for your business and even a little fun. Especially these days when we are wired to the hilt for digital interactions, it’s easy to lose sight of the nuances of in-person meetings.
If you feel self-conscious meeting with people, remember to emphasize the person you are connecting with rather than yourself; make an honest effort to learn about them in an authentic, meaningful way. With some strong preparation, the right set of supports, and an eye for follow-up, making face-to-face connections can be an effective way to grow your business.
Here are a few handy tips to help you network for success at conferences:
Make a list, check it twice
As the saying goes, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Before you head into the thick of it…
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