Networking – as a skill, it’s become as critical for today’s working professionals as typing was for their parents.
But typing is much easier.
Writing in The Potentiality, Kurt Heinrich says sharing those brief but memorable connections with people at a networking event is as artistic as it is tactical. One way to break the ice with a stranger is to ask questions, which could lead to a mutual interest and even better questions.
Heinrich is public relations manager for the Vancouver School Board, managing editor and partner at The Potentiality and communications chair for the Vancouver chapter of the Canadian Public Relations Society.
Check out his Six Tips for Thriving at Networking Events.