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October 23, 2007


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Dr. Pete

Although I've had some good experiences with speed networking, I have to disagree slightly with your point about wallflowers. Yes, activities like speed networking do force introverts out into the open, but not always with good results. The same quirks and confidence issues that make people uncomfortable approaching others go into overdrive when forced to go face-to-face in an environment like speed networking.

Part of the problem is that networking activities are almost always designed by extroverts. As a bit of a wallflower myself, I've found that I operate best in an environment that allows some relationship building: for instance, a smaller Meetup or roundtable discussion that allows me to participate in a group and get to know people. As I've met more people this way, I've found there are always a handful of faces I recognize at the bigger networking events, making approaching people a lot easier.

Jason Jacobsohn

Good points Pete. You are correct that structured networking doesn't work for everyone. I over generalized a bit. Thanks for sharing additional ways that you connect comfortably.

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