Are you one of those who feel networking events are a dubious, work requirement? If so, I get it. I still cringe after a gimpy handshake but I’ve learned to network with a few personal terms and something clicked. I started to have fun.
Mastering socialization is an important skill to have. It’s rare a job doesn’t require interacting with other professionals to share values and experiences. Even if you’re in the gig economy, you’re going to want to go. If for nothing else, you’re put in the arena to be tested, to learn how people think, talk, and act. You learn what they value. In turn you build experience and connections.
Here are three concepts to help you craft the perfect introduction, build confidence, and to get the most of next professional meet up. These three concepts will help turn small talk into big leads.