3 Ways to Start a Conversation at a Networking EventDec 14, 2015
For most people, networking events can be extremely intimidating. As a career coach, the most common question I get about networking is, "How do I start a conversation?"
Here are 3 things you can say in order to start a conversation at a networking event:
- If there is someone you have been meaning to meet for a long time and never had a proper introduction. Here's the BEST way to introduce yourself.I don't believe we've ever met before. I'm (insert your name).
- If you are near the food line, an exhibitor's table or by a sign, ask a question to start the conversation. Doesn't that look delicious? Have you read any of her books? Which breakout session are you attending?
- If you prefer to be less direct, you can simply ask, "Hi. Do you mind if I introduce myself?" Most people will respond, "No, not at all. I'm..."
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