Networking Game Plan

Let's be real folks, most of us who find ourselves at networking events feel at least a little awkward regardless of how 'extroverted' we may consider ourselves.  From Savannah, Georgia - this week I have 3 tips on networking.

1)  If you're alone, find a table to stand at.  People always congregate around tables so it's a good place to be (as opposed to the corner of the room...).

2)  If you're in a group, consciously invite others to join you.  After all, you didn't come to a networking event to only interact with people you already know.

3)  Have a plan for who you'd like to meet at the event.  Before the event, do your research and potentially even set up short meetings with people at the event.