We chatted with Southwest Magazine this month on the secrets to making better connections. Check it out:
Master the Art (and Science) of Networking
Behavioral expert Vanessa Van Edwards reveals the secrets to making better connections.
What’s the best way to work a room at a networking event?
“The space can be divided into zones. Most people think they should stand at the start zone near the entrance because they’ll be a ‘welcomer,’ but that’s a mistake. We need to get our bearings before we start socializing. The best zone is near the bar. After getting a drink, there’s a moment of panic when people turn to face the room and are looking for someone to talk to. If you’re nearby and can causally strike up a conversation, then you’re a social savior.”
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