Going to my first ever BNI (Business Network International) meeting tomorrow, I have been doing a lot of thinking about networking and business events lately.
I’ve been trying to find out how to present myself when going to such meet-ups: How to dress, how to approach people, how to pitch myself and how to hand out business cards.
In fact, I have been thinking so much about my own appearance that I almost forgot about the actual purpose of going there, that is, to build professional contacts.
Learning: Being prepared and having done your homework is a good idea. Just make sure that thinking too much about networking will not keep you from actually meeting and connecting with people!?