Let's build up a few scenarios you may experience in your professional life.
You were just laid off from your job and you are in the process of updating your resume with your outplacement service and then they suggest the dreaded "You should start networking with professionals" Ahh!!! And you proceed to hide under the desk at the thought of talking to others. You never been to a networking event. What is a networking event?
Or how about this one, you are at the bar at a restaurant and you notice a group of people with those "Hello - I am Gertrude" name tags and you are thinking what is this a support group or something? Then one of the attendees come up to you and introduce yourself and you freak and frantically try to get the bartenders attention to order that next scotch.
For the shy person that have never been to a networking event, the thought of making that transition to being the CEO of yourself and going to business networking events is a tall task. Your first thought is why is everyone so friendly? Why are some people asking me so many questions or worse why is this person giving me their ten minute elevator pitch on solar energy? Is this person hitting on me? Ewww...
Business Networking is easy. Really. Even the most introverted person can be converted and become a networking superstar. It is a wonderful feeling and it builds confidence in yourself.
So I like to provide some tips to help the shy professional that like to take the leap and attend a business networking event.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
You're Shy and You Need to go to a Networking Event. What do you do?
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