Networking is a key skill for any professional and one of the most important elements of networking is small talk.
Don’t be afraid to take a break if you need it. It’s okay to take a few moments to catch your breath.
list of conversation topics and questions. This will help you to avoid awkward silences and give you something to focus on.
These will help to keep the conversation going and allow for more meaningful conversations.
It’s important to show genuine interest in the other person. Ask follow-up questions and comment on things they say to show.
Don’t try to be someone you’re not. People will appreciate your authenticity.
Before attending a networking event, do some research on the attendees to determine if it is a good match for you.
Having a goal in mind can help you focus on what you want to achieve from a networking event.
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