Category Archives: conferences
Networking, Introverted Style

  I attended a conference for work this past week.  I was looking forward to the speakers and presentations and perhaps seeing some old friends.  I hung out a little with an extroverted friend of mine and realized some important differences.  She was there to connect with many people, both old friends and new.  I […]

Forced Networking?

A couple of weeks after I wrote Networking On My Terms I found myself at a conference.  At the registration desk I was given a table number.  I had an assigned table for all of the plenary sessions of the conference. So, just as I am learning to “network on my terms,” I am now […]

#hatesmalltalk

Once again I found myself at a conference with all of its expectations of small talk and networking.  I generally don’t like small talk, but I can do it, and I did do some.  I especially do not enjoy small talk when it comes to strangers that I know I will not likely see again. […]

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

    In a couple of weeks, I am headed to a conference.  I am looking forward to it… most of it anyway.  But, the first evening is the reception.  While I usually enjoy the actual conference sessions, as an introvert, the reception is not a favorite of mine — especially when I do not […]