Top 10 things that networking events aren’t!

10. They arent a good place to try out your fancy new cologne.
9. They arent the right place for you to worry about “being seen”
8. They arent in existance for you to pactice one up manship.
7. They are not the place for you to drone on about all of the problems you have in your businss.
6. They arent the event for you to unload all of your freshly printed materials.
5. They arent the place for you to badmouth your competition or anything else for that matter.
4. They arent the place for you to repeatedly practice your entire 10 minute sales pitch repeatedly (don’t make me repeat myself).
3. They arent the place for you to go and only speak with folks you already know.
2. They arent the place for you to be interesting before being interested.
1. They arent the place where you will ever win a prize for most business cards collected.

3 Responses to “Top 10 things that networking events aren’t!”

  1. 1 Steve Friday, August 8 at 12:33 pm

    Great post. The president at a prior employer violated #4 repeatedly. I got to listen to his “pitch” in person at my interview and two Holiday parties as well as overhearing him give it to several other employees.

  2. 2 Karen Swim Friday, August 8 at 1:23 pm

    ROFL! Yes, and sadly this is why many people have associated “networking” with one sided self promotion. Thanks for passing along wisdom with a healthy dose of humor!

  3. 3 trybean Friday, August 8 at 2:43 pm

    You know if people didn’t make such gaffes, I would have less ammunition for fun making 😉

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