Networking can feel like the professional equivalent of speed dating. And, like speed dating, you don’t just want to make a good impression — you want to make a lasting one. So, how can you present yourself well and make meaningful connections when it feels like you’re making small talk with people who are only half-listening?
The first step is to reframe your concept of networking. At your next event, remind yourself that it’s less about empty chit-chat and more about making connections.
How do you make those?
By forgetting everything you thought you knew about networking small talk and, instead, tapping into the science of good conversation! Here are six strategies for being the most popular person to talk to at your next networking event.
Here are six strategies for being the most popular person to talk to at your next networking event.