1. Gain knowledge from people who know more than I do – such as speakers or panelists.
2. Make new connections I can leverage in the future.
3. Meet the RIGHT people.
For me, it’s easy to spend two hours bouncing around from conversation to conversation and meet nobody that aligns with what I’m doing. I’ve fallen into this trap too many times: I get home, look at the business cards I’ve gathered, and realize that I could have been far more productive by tackling my overflowing email inbox than I was “networking” that night.
To avoid falling into this time-wasting trap again, I’ve adapted my networking strategy. It all comes down to meeting these three core people:
- The Celebrity
- The Unsung Hero
- Network Holder
You can read the full article via The Three Types Of People Who Make Networking Worth My Time.