What’s your take on networking events? What’s the purpose of attending them – what do you hope to acheive? Although I’m not new to the government contracting world, I’ve only attended 2 networking events in my career (the second one being last night). I enjoy meeting people and have been told that I can carry a nice conversation. Nonetheless, I felt a bit like a deer in headlights at my networking event last night.
My question is — what are your goals and strategies when attending networking events? More importantly, HOW do you meet those goals? Are you Machiavellian and push people over to meet the VIP of the room – or are you Mahatma Gandhi in a “zen” moment smiling and greeting people and enjoying the moment?
I’m curious to hear your thoughts.
Networking Events: Battle Zone or Tea Party? Which is the way to go?