The day of the networking event
If you are new to this then set yourself a target of how many people you wish to speak to by the end of the event and keep yourself accountable to that number.
Get to know people – ask open ended questions about them and their business – be interested in what people do – we spend half our life at work.
Be as confident as you can – even if you don’t feel it – networking isn’t everyone’s skill set, don’t be afraid to say that you are new at this – remember we have all been in the same boat when we started out.
Ensure that you remember people’s names – take their business cards, LinkedIn with them and most importantly FOLLOW up after if you say you will.