PURPOSEFULLY PROFESSIONAL: PREPARING TO NETWORK FOR THE FIRST TIME
The following post was taken from The Muse, 9 Tips for Navigating Your First Networking Events. Read the full article here.
It’s been pounded in your head to network, network, network! But what exactly do you talk about and for how long? According to The Muse, you should:
Get to the Point
“When it’s your turn to share what you do, state it in just 2-3 sentences. You can delve into greater detail later on, but people will lose interest very quickly if you can’t cut to the chase. Similarly, avoid using industry jargon. The key to effectively networking is to build rapport, so if someone can’t understand what you’re talking about, a connection won’t happen.”
For more tips on navigating your first networking event, click here.