3 Ways to Start a Conversation at a Networking Event

marketing-man-person-communicationFor most people, networking events can be extremely intimidating. As a career coach, the most common question I get about networking is, “How do I start a conversation?”

Here are 3 things you can say in order to start a conversation at a networking event:

    1. If there is someone you have been meaning to meet for a long time and never had a proper introduction. Here’s the BEST way to introduce yourself.I don’t believe we’ve ever met before. I’m (insert your name).
    2. If you are near the food line, an exhibitor’s table or by a sign, ask a question to start the conversation. Doesn’t that look delicious? Have you read any of her books? Which breakout session are you attending?
    3. If you prefer to be less direct, you can simply ask, “Hi. Do you mind if I introduce myself?” Most people will respond, “No, not at all. I’m…”

And if you want support in building your networking skills, join me for a free networking workshop ‘The ABC’s of networking so you can start connecting with confidence & conviction’ on Thursday, January 14th from 7-8:30 PM in Denver or Friday, January 15th from 10-11 AM online. To register, click here.