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Welcome to episode 37 of Ask Mark, where I answer your questions about personal development to help you become the best version of yourself.

From interviewing people from all walks of life on the What I Know Now podcast, I want to share with you what I have learned from my guests by answering any questions you have about personal development, networking and building meaningful relationships. The aim of Ask Mark is to help you achieve your goals sooner and stand on the shoulders of giants.

I would love to hear your questions so please fill out the form or record your question at wikn.co/askmark. You can also drop me a message in the comments box or on social media in the links below.

Now sit back, plug in those headphones and enjoy because it is time to learn together about personal development, networking, building meaningful relationships and much more.



In this episode, I answer a question from a listener who no longer wants to feel awkward and shy at networking events and I offer three pieces of advice to help you overcome this fear.

Thinking you are socially awkward will undermine your confidence in social situations but the great news is this can be overcome. Here are three steps to help you start to feel more comfortable meeting new people.

The first tip is to do your preparation. Find out what other people are going and have open questions prepared. The second thing is to smile. When you smile you make yourself more inviting and it makes you feel better.

The final point is a key one: Practice. Roleplay your interactions with a friend, record yourself asking questions, stand up straight and practice your handshake. Practice makes perfect.


If you enjoyed listening to today’s episode, listen to more #AskMark episodes on iTunes or here on the website, along with my What I Know Now podcasts, blogs and videos.

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