I think it's easy to get sucked into the idea that you just need to turn up to networking meetings and events in order for them to work for you.
I also think that making some changes to how you approach networking meetings can make a huge difference to your success from those meetings.
The structure of meetings run by organizations such as 4Networking and BNI and the lack of structure of open networking meetings both have huge opportunities. They also offer a lot of missed opportunities where people choose to be either lulled into a false sense of security by the structure or refuse to get out of their comfort zones.
The real magic and the real opportunity in networking meetings is in working that little ...