Networking 101: 5 tips for millennials

When trying to get your foot in the door, as a young PR professional you must temper the free-flowing booze and not put your foot in your mouth first.

Recently, Ragan Communications and The Playground Theatre joined forces for a night of networking, improv comedy, and wine and beer. We thought we’d share a few tips from what we learned.

Don’t mingle with other millennials. Save your conversations about Rebecca Black and your iPad 2 for a Friday night with your old college buddies. Now is the time to branch out of your generational comfort zone and talk to people who’ve been in the biz longer than you have. Hey, you might just learn something.

Have a drink, but don’t turn into a Lindsay Lohan.
It’s perfectly acceptable to introduce yourself to people with a glass of chardonnay in your hand. But save your hard-core drinking for the after-after party. Nobody likes a sloppy networker.

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