Attending a networking event can seem like a great opportunity for some, but for others, it can bring about nervous anxiety. Careerealism and Adam LoDolce come to the rescue with their "5 Quick Tips for More Confident Networking."
First of all, keep things simple. A simple, "Hello, my name is _____" can work wonders.
Second, talk to several people before approaching your main target. LoDolce suggests to chat with someone as a "warm up."
Third, be aware of your body language, or your non-verbal communication. Try not to cross your arms, keep a smile and hold strong eye contact.
Fourth, learn how to ask questions. This can help break the ice.
Finally, have fun when attending a networking event. A good attitude is your asset.