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Little Black Business Books - Networking Step By Step: A guide to making networking work for you by Marilyn Messik

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Chapter 4

NERVES AND WHY YOU WON’T NEED THEM

Yes indeed, you will be taking yourself into a room full of strangers and yes of course it’s appreciated that can be a little bit intimidating. However, some of those complete strangers will also be complete strangers to each other because it’s their first visit too. Fact of the matter is, everyone in the room is there for the same purpose and probably many of them are feeling like you.

So, no point in lurking behind a pot plant in the corner, pretending to be reading vital messages on your phone or finding something of intense interest in the depths of your briefcase. Take a deep breath, straighten up and plunge headlong into the nearest group.

You’ll generally find an open and supportive ...

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