I came across this insightful article on networking from Susan Cain that puts things in perspective: How To Learn To Love Networking. She offers suggestions on how to improve your networking skills while still feeling genuine about the whole process.
Few tips that stood out for me:
- Look for people with whom you truly want to connect.
- Try to create a real person-to-person connection.
- Pace yourself by selecting the events you want to attend instead of attending events indiscriminately.
- Choose the right time in the day, if possible.
- Enjoy the moment.
by John Sylo