Can’t Stand Networking Events? Pretend to Be Somebody Else

Soon lawyers will be clamoring for Oscar nods after their networking-event performances:

“Networking events have a decidedly mixed reputation in business. Lots of people can’t bear them for all kinds of reasons: Introverts worry about clamming up, extroverts about being bored, and hard-driving types about it being a waste of time….The first thing to do is to approach the event as a play or a film. It might feel strange to think about it in that way, but the metaphor holds up…Seeing the event as a play or film means that your conversations will be a series of scenes, and that allows you to perform as a new character. Yes, I mean perform — literally.'”

Read: Can’t Stand Networking Events? Pretend to Be Somebody Else at Inc.com

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