Monday, September 23, 2013

10 Ways to Network Without Being Fake

By Jenn Scalia
Government Executive

Attending networking events is a fantastic way to make business connections. The problem is, a lot of us can’t stand the idea of networking. It feels fake and contrived. And if you’re an introvert, fuggettaboutit.
Just thinking of spending countless hours on small talk in a loud and crowded room of strangers is enough to make you exhausted. But it doesn't have to be if you approach it the right way. Most people go to these types of events with the intent to push their agenda on anyone who will listen to them.