Tips for working the room
Before you go to the event:
1. Think about who will be attending. Who do you want to meet? Who can you introduce to whom? 2. Practice a self-introduction. Think about what you will say when asked, “What do you do?”3. Bring a stack of business cards 4. Have some topics to talk about.
At the event:
1.Wear your name tag. 2. Avoid complaining. 3.Focus on introductions and relationships, not selling. 4.Resist interrupting. 5. Spend 95 percent of time asking questions about the other person 6. Ask for business cards. 7 .Don’t be afraid to say, “Excuse me—I see someone I need to say hello to.”