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Business Networking - The Survival Guide by Will Kintish

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Chapter 5

How to break the ice

The top ten networking fears and concerns

#2 How do I break the ice?

Making the first move is daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Follow the clear steps in this chapter to start the conversation flowing.

At the event 6:27 p.m.

W: How are you feeling now, Brian? It’s time to approach someone. So, of the six acceptable formats, who do you think will be the easiest to approach?

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B: Hang on a moment! I don’t feel great, but of the six different groups I think the person on their own would be easiest to approach.

Meeting people is the second stage of the networking pipeline. You’ve accepted the invitation so ...

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