How to Get the Most Out of a Conference
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Most professionals know the value of networking, but due to time constraints, family obligations, or being introverts, they aren't able to build a network.
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Some people see networking as some sort of classless transaction.
They need to re-frame this activity as a way to make interesting friends and acquaintances in the long run.
Apart from the networking process, many people who shy away from networking are not trusting the people involved.
The solution is to identify the people you truly respect (maybe by making a list) and build a quality offline network, taking the help of professional networking sites like LinkedIn.
All it means is that some people recharge when they are by themselves (introverts).
Talk with friends who can help if you think the idea is starting to gain traction.
Focus your execution efforts on the things you're skilled at and hire or outsource the other things.
Work with people who are good at what they do, so you can be good at what you do.
To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position.
Work on cultivating personal connections with your colleagues, and allow them to get to know you.
You don’t have to be “the greatest person in the room” or make sure “everyone is blown away by your charisma.” You just need to have good rapport with your colleagues. That way, they won’t impute negative intentions or motives to you.
Start by giving them your undivided attention in one-on-one situations. Turn your body toward the other person, freeze in place, and listen.