It can be networking, attending a launch party, birthday party or any event. It’s about meeting new people, sharing who you are and what you do and gaining some valuable contacts you can use for the future. It is very necessary to work the room and not sit through the entire event. This strategy works for introverts and extroverts.
You get all dressed up to sit in a corner? WE GOT DRESSED FOR THIS! You put on that new MAC lip for a reason, to smile and to show your fabulous personality.
I didn’t realize I was working the room, until my husband made a comment that he will let me work the room. With my networking events, I have to get out and meet everyone, but I also attend events where I may only know a few people in the room. I have learned, the events are what you make it. If you are looking to grab food or free snacks and take business cards, that is what you will get. I have been very deficient in the business card department. I usually show women my social media, but I do plan on getting cards printed. I will admit, that sometimes too many cards from an event can be overwhelming. Try to give and get the cards that make sense for you.
If you are looking to connect with people, here are some helpful tips.
Working the room can be lots of fun. Practice at every event and you will be amazing. Just be yourself and you will shine bright like a princess cut diamond.
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