How to Network Better at Conferences
by Rebecca Knight
In-person conferences are an overwhelming rush of presentations, conversations, and potential meetups, and it can be tough to know where to focus your time. How do you figure out which sessions to attend? Should you skip the keynote to meet an important contact? How many coffee dates are too many?
What the Experts Say
Even if you dread the multiday extravaganza of breakout talks and cocktail-infused networking sessions, you must resist your impulse to stay home. Meeting people at conferences “who likely have the same interests as you and are highly relevant to your work” is a good way to nurture and expand your network, says Dorie Clark, a networking expert and author of The Long ...
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