Why do you go to networking events? There are probably lots of potential reasons. And those reasons change from event to event and from one time to another.
One reason you don’t go to networking events, however, is to stand by your lonesome and quietly sip your coffee or whatever. Of course not.! You’re there to engage in conversation.
This begs the question: How do you seek out people to talk to at events?
Know this: It is much easier to engage one person in conversation than a whole group.
So, when you arrive at an event or whenever you find yourself without someone to talk to, look for that person standing alone.
You know what? Chances are, that person is hoping for someone just like you to engage them in conversation. So, at next networking event, look for that person and go make a friend.
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