Networking and interpersonal skills
- Be prepared to listen and learn from others, as well as to contribute interestingly to conversations.
- Being positive and respectful is a safer bet and more winsome than being critical of everyone and everything.
- Before attending a networking event, think about what questions you might (or might not) ask in a more interesting way than the usual, "What do you do?". Even if you start with a pedestrian question, you can use it to spring to something more...(continued)