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Business Networking - The Survival Guide by Will Kintish

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Chapter 4

What to do on arrival

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On arrival 6:17 p.m.

B: Well, here I am. Will, you convinced me it was going to be fun. Huh, fun! I don’t even want to go in the room. I’d like to turn around right now and go home.

W: Come on now, Brian. Don’t be a coward. It’s too late to back out now. Let me remind you of three key points:

  1. It’s likely that 99 per cent of the people here are feeling the same as you, whether it’s a business-related event or social gathering. This makes you normal. Everyone is at this event for the same reason as you ... business or career. That’s the first thing you have in common, but there will be other things, believe ...

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