On today’s episode of Mark’s Daily Discoveries, I am going to show you how to approach a group at a networking event, introduce yourself and get involved in a conversation already going on.
I have seen people who don’t want to interupt a conversation already happening or feel they don’t have anything of value to add. You don’t have to feel like this. Here are some tips on how to overcome this fear.
First off it is helpful to join a group of an odd number. There might be someone observing a coversation, so try to gain eye contact with them and if they acknowledge you, that is your place to say Hello and introduce yourself.
It is also beneficial to have some open questions prepared such as “How did you hear about the event?” or “What do you do for a living?” These questions help you get to know them and it shows that you are interested.
After you have broken the ice and have engaged with them, you can ask that you would like to get to know them better after the event. They might give you their details and then you can follow up in a more formal setting.
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