Sunday, August 7, 2011

How do I get started?

This is one of the most frequent questions that people ask about networking. The question usually comes as an individual considers where to go as they stand at the threshold of a room of people networking. Should I get some food, a drink, talk to people who I know, scan name badges for a company or person of interest or stand on the perimeter and wait for someone to approach me?

Would you ever get in your car and not know where you are going to get out? Not very often. Normally, we not only know our destination when we get in our car, but we also know the route that we are going to take turn-by-turn. So how is it then that we frequently enter a room full of people with no sense of direction or destination?

Imagine how much easier it will be to “get started” when you have a destination and route.

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