This is for you
Do you ever feel nervous walking into a networking event, almost as though you’re an alien of some kind, and you have to try and be accepted by the group before they find you out? Do you really hate networking?
I know for some people it’s no big deal, but those horrible networking nerves kept me away from live networking groups for years.
Why did I feel like that?
After all, I had a lot of expertise and experience doing what I do, I was getting great feedback from clients, but somehow walking into a group like that had me feeling like a vulnerable 6-year old.
I remember how scary it felt to imagine that those little huddles of people could be whispering about me, saying nasty things, plotting to humiliate me and bring me down.
And I hear similar stories from clients all the time. (more…)