Have you been to networking events but felt tongue-tied, not knowing what to say? Or worse, have you been avoiding such events for the same reason? I’ve been there…and probably half the people at any networking function are feeling the same way.
The best solution, and what I recommend to my clients, is to plan ahead. Come up with 4 or 5 questions you can use. The best ones will be open-ended, meaning they require more than a “yes” or “no” answer, which are closed-ended. You can use closed-ended questions, but be prepared with a follow up to keep the other person talking.