Even if you dread it now
(It’s ok, lots of people do!)
If the idea of getting ‘out there’ and telling people what you do makes you go weak at the knees, you’re not alone.
You arrive at the meeting trying to look confident and professional, but you feel like a vulnerable 6-year old in a room full of grown-ups who actually know what they’re doing.
You sit there in mounting terror as your turn to speak for 60 seconds comes around.
You find yourself keeping a low profile, spending a long time in the restroom or checking your phone and actively avoiding speaking to anyone for fear of being asked ‘So what do you do?’.
If you heave a huge sigh of relief when it’s all over and you can leave, and you wonder why you went in the first place because it never brings you any business anyway, here are a few practical steps you can take to make networking more effective – and more fun! (more…)