Category Archives: Networking
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 […]

Networking On My Terms

I attended an event for work this past week.  I arrived just a few minutes before the opening presentation.  A high level person was walking around “working the room”.  She was saying hello, introducing herself, and probably talking to each person for about a minute.  She came and spoke to me.  We had met a […]

Introverts, family gatherings, and networking

  So, I had my first family get together of this holiday season this past weekend.  It was Thanksgiving Dinner at my uncle’s house with over 130 relatives, including long lost cousins and their children.  I was mostly looking forward to it, but was a bit anxious to get together with strangers and some almost-strangers. I […]