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dallas10086

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Networking prep
« on: Sep 05, 2012, 06:10 pm »
Networking can happen anywhere, we know that. But for large networking purposed events - such as a conference - preparing yourself ahead of time is ideal.

I update my LinkedIn profile, restock my business card stashes (purse, binder, business card holder, etc.) and make sure the information on them doesn't need changing. When packing or planning what to wear, I try to keep professionalism and appropriateness in mind. If there's a person or company I know I will be speaking with, I do whatever research I feel will be helpful in making a good impression. Then first and foremost, I get a good night's rest....and coffee. Really good coffee to start the day!

What do you do to prepare for a networking event? Any oddities or quirks or good luck routine?

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Re: Networking prep
« Reply #1 on: Sep 05, 2012, 09:51 pm »
All of the above, plus lipgloss and breath mints. :)

Also, I like to wear my college ring...it's subtle, but recognizable to anybody who's graduated from the school, as it's been the same signet ring for the last 75+ years. It's been a conversation starter with alums on many occasions.
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Re: Networking prep
« Reply #2 on: Sep 05, 2012, 11:00 pm »
Also, I like to wear my college ring...it's subtle, but recognizable to anybody who's graduated from the school, as it's been the same signet ring for the last 75+ years. It's been a conversation starter with alums on many occasions.

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