After having a few experiences which left me scratching my head about how in the world some people get ahead, I decided to delve into learning as much as I can about networking. Maybe I just wasn’t very good at it, so I needed to get to the bottom of things!
I’ll help you by pointing out some concrete things you can do to leave a strong, positive impression as well as some quick tips and things to keep in mind while you’re networking. I found that I have to remind myself about some of these before I go to events still. It might be helpful to save the list somewhere you can access quickly to give yourself a “boost” and a refresher before a professional networking event.
Professional Networking Tips for The Clueless
1. Keep your pose open and loose. Unclench your fists and keep arms loose at your sides or lightly touch fingertips with your hands in front of you.