When you see someone you know at a networking event,
Instead of engaging in small talk, say:
“Hey, do you want to meet some people together?”
Then head into the room as a tag team.
Introduce your friend to people you know.
Get introduced to their contacts.
Sing each other’s praises (it’s much more powerful, and less awkward, than singing your own).
It take some pressure off and makes it FUN!
The next time you’re at a networking event, enlist a friend in helping you meet more people.
What’s your most effective technique for working a room?