Starting a conversation with complete strangers can be unsettling.
These offer many benefits, including discussing problems your peers are facing, making mutually beneficial connections or finding a new professional opportunity.
However, it all starts with an introduction—and that causes some to perspire.
Even those with outgoing personalities can struggle with striking up a conversation with someone they’ve never met. That’s why it’s best to go into these situations with a game plan.
Here are four networking tips to get you started:
1. Have conversation starters ready.
Not everyone is an improvisation expert. It can be hard to speak off the cuff, so prepare some ideas.