Saturday, July 17, 2010

Croissants vs. Bagels


Over the last year I've had the pleasure of offering my "Art of the Schmooze" training to a wide array of audiences from students and grassroots organizers to senior fundraising professionals and board members of national organizations. I've found a lot of similarity in the angsty networking-gone-awry stories shared by attendees. I'm dedicating this post to all those that have expressed how difficult it is to get into a conversation at a crowded networking event.

TIP
Approach. Groups of 3 or more. Not couples in an animated conversation. Croissants vs. Bagels. Don't "other".  (Full list of networking tips in this post and podcast interview about my training available here.)

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