The shy guy’s guide to networking*

Follow these steps and you’ll never be a wallflower at a work function again.

There’s no backing out. You walk into the room, sign in and take your badge. You quickly scan for people you might know and find no one. The host is leaning into a group of people, deeply engaged in conversation. The function is half an hour old and the room is already a heaving mass of anecdotes, big bellies and 30-second job descriptions.

Bored in advance, you only just manage to stifle a yawn. Your gaze shifts down to your feet, in the hope of seeing a hole in the floor that might just open up wide enough to swallow you whole.

No such luck.

Yes, it’s another networking function, and no place for the faint-hearted. How do you work this room if you’re not a ‘people person’?

Written By Michael Baker

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