Ever found yourself in a networking conversation that seems to be going nowhere? You ask what you think are great questions but get one-word answers bounced back, and pretty soon you have nothing left to say (and start downing your drink so you can excuse yourself to “go get a refill”).
For the most part, networking is a long game. Sure, something good might come out of your first encounter with someone, but more often than not, networking is about building relationships with people over time, adding them to your professional circle, and connecting with them on an ongoing basis.
You’re tired. You’ve had a rough day. You’re just not feeling up to giving your elevator pitch 25 times in the span of two hours. And that networking event you’re scheduled to attend tonight is the last place on Earth you’d like to be. Believe me, you’re not alone. I’ve never met someone who finds […]