3 event tips for introvert people

Introvert people usually find it harder to “go networking” than extravert people. That’s at least their opinion😉

Here are some tips that can be used by introvert as well as extravert people to feel more at ease at a networking event. These tips can all be situated in the category “be the host”.

1) Your own initiative

Lots of people find it easier to forget about themselves and to serve others than do the talking and be in the center of attention. If you recognise this, a tip for you is to build a good relationship with people via a host/hostess attitude.

Things you can do:

  • Get drinks or food for them
  • Get brochures or other information for them
  • Help them with practical questions
  • And number one: introduce and connect them to others

2) Arrangement with the organisation

Lots of people in committees are volunteers. They always could help an extra hand.

So you can tell them you would love to help them out.

Things you could do:

  • Help at the reception desk
  • Help at welcoming people and making them feel at home
  • Help at the bar
  • Help at introducing people to other participants
    .

3) Work for and with the organisation

This goes even a step further than the previous tip.

You can actively assist the organisation by taking up an official role. The advantage of being part of the organisation is the visibility you get. Moreover, if you do a good job, this “image” is transferred to your business. The other members of the organisation will be grateful too and will be more open to share their personal networks with you and introduce you to some of their contacts.

Things you could do:

  • All previous things
  • Welcome and assist the guest speaker or special guest (if there is one). If you do a good job, you get a connection with someone who is most likely connected with some very interesting people himself !

Success !

Jan

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