One of the most common questions about networking events is how to end a conversation with someone and move on to work the rest of the room.
Some people you speak with at networking events has the sensitivity to understand when the conversation is about to end, and then at that time both of you will thank one another and move on.
That being said, you can’t expect every person to know when you had enough and wish to move on and in many cases you need to find the right way to do it.
You have probably been to those situations where the person in front of you just talks and talks and talks… like you are not in a networking event. Or sometimes you are really stressed with time or you are looking for someone specific at the event and just need to end your current conversation. This is when a special “exit tactic” has to take place!
A networking event is a great platform to find opportunities! People attend these events with a goal to interact with others, find leads and future customers
Networking events are all about “breaking the ice”, creating a first connection with others, forming initial trust, finding how each side can help the other, and attracting someone’s interest in order to create a second meeting.
It is not an easy situation for everyone to be in, but there are definitely a few interpersonal rules to follow in order to make it a successful one!
We interact with other people surrounding us every day and because it’s such a natural thing for us to do, many people are not aware of the difference between a friendly interaction and business one.
Some people don’t pay attention to what they say or do and ruin their chances to find opportunities. for example: While someone is being sarcastic at a networking event as he always do with his friends, the person in front of him can interpret that as a rude thing to say and inappropriate and Bang!! The connection is lost!