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But it led me to wonder if these formal chit chats weren’t simply speed networking “lite” and lacked the urgency needed to drive business partnerships and inevitably put money in pockets.
So I tested my theory with the marketing manager of a newspaper named Lisa.
And there’s free brownies, coffee & churros with hot caramel. Two evenings before I was part of a robust weekly chat among Twitter’s #Freelance Heroes.
The topic was the different types of networking events available and what people’s preferences were.
But it was a teachable moment in “right approach; wrong time”.I may or may not have interrupted a pithy sales pitch between she and the waify blonde in the oversized jacket.But these are the few events where deftly easing your way into someone else’s conversation is both expected and encouraged.Hands down the laid back, ‘chat to who you like, when and if you like’ approach appealed to both veterans and newcomers.Sitting in circle in a constrictive business suit making a formal presentation won few popularity points.