Connect with other professionals by asking questions that will go further than scratching the surface. [TWEET]
By Samantha Popp
Amidst the sea of suits and heels at a professional networking event, it can be difficult to make valuable conversation with strangers. But as we all know, professional networking means transforming those strangers into friends, connections, and customers.
Given the fast-paced nature of most networking events, it’s essential to plant the seeds of a future relationship in a matter of minutes.
Be the first to ask an open-ended question and encourage your new friend to open up. After handshakes and hellos, use these phrases engineered to jump start authentic conversation at networking events.