networking events

“I see there’s a mandatory networking event tonight—blargh! I am so uncomfortable at those things. I usually just stand awkwardly, alone at the bar. I think I’ll skip it and catch up on the other ‘49 Shades of Grey.’” For most, networking is a skill that requires a fair amount of honing before they get…

Name Tag

What usually happens at a networking event? You show up feeling excited and overly confident about your conversational opportunities like you’re Johnny Carson or Jimmy Fallon. But then you walk in and you get a nametag… You look around the room, desperate to make eye contact with someone you know, in the following order of importance:…