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What's the secret to better networking?



What's the secret to better networking?
Entrepreneur James Caan helps a reader who wants to learn how to work the room at business events


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Be prepared

Most of the time, there will be a list of attendees available for you to browse before an event. This is your chance to develop pre-connections.

Check out their LinkedIn profile, find ...



Let people know your movements

Use your social networks to tell everyone how excited you are to network and where and when they can meet you. 

Don’t forget, you’re giving up your time to attend this event so yo...




Top Characteristics of a Great Networker

Top Characteristics of a Great Networker
  1. Good listener.
  2. Positive attitude: it makes people want to cooperate and associate with you.
  3. Collaborative to serve others. 
  4. Sincere


Introverts tend to be reflective and have close relationships.

But it can be hard to be open and let strangers into your life. Small talk doesn’t come easy, and it’s hard work to estab...

How introverts can be more social

  • Prepare. Have questions ready to ask new people,such as “How did you get started in your career?" or “What are you passionate about?
  • Find a conference buddy to bring with to your next networking event.
  • Be that person. Many feel the same as you do. Forget about yourself and reach out.
  • Be present. Once you do start a conversation, ask lots of questions and practice your listening skills.
  • So try to relax, smile, and look as warm and casual as you can.
  • Challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone just a little bit.

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