Networking is one of those things – it can be great for business and even making new friends. But the fears that often come with it are a real pain.
“What if no one wants to talk to me?”
“What if I say something stupid?”
“What if everyone is way smarter than me and I have nothing to offer?”
“What if everyone thinks I’m weird?”
Don’t worry, you’re not alone!
Our top tips for making networking less awkward:
Bring a friend
If you’re feeling a little nervous, or worried you might feel awkward, invite a friend to come along with you to the event. Having a friend around will help ease your nerves and feel more natural about starting conversations.