Speed networking is all the rage right now. It helps people break the ice with strangers at otherwise awkward networking events and it forces us to skip the small talk and get to what’s important: How can we help each other out?
Whether you’re participating in an online speed-networking event—like on Network Roulette—or in person at a meet up, the experience can be daunting at first. It’s not the kind of networking that we’re all used to, but it can be both effective and fun if you follow a few simple rules.
1. Use your time wisely
2. Know what you need and what you have to offer. Don’t be vague.
3. Don’t be afraid to pass.
4. Be a connector.
5. Be authentic.
6. Always follow up.
Great tips. Read more from Berrak S. at the Brazen Careerist.