Conversation Starters (2/13)

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When I meet people at a networking event, I revert to a list of questions I’’ve memorized. The questions are a little less cliché than “what’s your business?”. Typically, it’’s about the event or something of the sort. Since many people are more comfortable answering a question rather than starting a conversation, guess what? A conversation ensues. This technique often gives me the opportunity to learn more about the people I meet.

This, in turn, makes it easier for me to connect the people I meet with people in my network. And we all know that giving is the key to receiving in networking. Okay, so maybe you’re not a former reporter. It doesn’t prevent you from creating a list of questions to have for when you go to events. Fortunately, networking is much more about what happens outside networking events. And that’’s where introverts can be very successful if you choose to be.

Contributors: Steven V. Dubin from My Pinnacle Network

Written by Zak Parker

Journalist, writer, musician, professional procrastinator. I'll add more here later.

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  1. Thanks for including my comments. Great article. Thorough outline of Networking 101! Congrats to all contributors.

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