In the blog post of last Saturday I gave a tip to get rid of the uncomfortable feeling that many people have when they go to a networking event.
The tip was, use a sentence like: “It is my first time here and I don’t know what to expect from this event. Do you have any idea how this event works (or can you explain me how this event works)?”
The question I got afterwards is: who is the best person to approach to ask this question?
In general you can approach any other participant, 95% of the people you approach will help you.
But there is one person you are going to get the most help from: the organizer or the host. It is part of their role at the event to help other people.
However they don’t always know that someone doesn’t feel comfortable or can use some help.
So it is your job to tell them that.
One of my favorite lines in my presentations and training courses is: “Help other people to help you“.
As human beings we like to help each other (especially if it doesn’t cost us any money and just a small amount of our time), but we need to know how we can help others.
So if you want some help, just tell the organizer or other people!
Have a great networking day !