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Networking for People Who Hate Networking by Devora Zack

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ImageCHAPTER SIXnetworking event survival kit

Fortune helps those who dare.

—Virgil

“Hey You, Wake Up!” Quiz

1. Is Networking for People Who Hate Networking an oxymoron?

2. Do extroverts have networking all wrapped up?

3. Can extroverts and introverts peacefully co-exist alongside a chocolate fondue fountain?

Answer:

1. No.2. No.3. Yes.

Networking events are those special times in life when people gather together, generally in large numbers, to chit-chat, exchange contact info, and eat unhealthful, unidentifiable fried food in unnatural quantities.

How is a networking-hater to survive, let alone thrive, in this situation?

When I go to an event, it is ...

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