1. Be real
Networking is real people connecting. If you can develop and maintain a quality friendship, you can network.
2. What can you do for them?
Help doesn’t have to be work related – recommending a great maid or delivery service can be useful too.
3. Ask open questions
The last thing you want is a series of yes/no responses so it feels like an interrogation.
Act as if you are at ease and enjoying yourself, even if you feel shy or intimidated.
5. Make it easy
Prepare a one minute description of what you do or want to do, so you can talk succinctly. Avoid jargon and use language everyone can understand.
6. Follow up quickly & keep in touch
Show people that you do what you say you’re going to do.