You hear “networking” and you think “working the room” or “making small talk with people you don’t know and aren’t likely to ever see again”.
I know and feel your pain.
That’s why I seek out and share stories like venture capitalist Brenda Irwin who is building her business network via bike and craft brewery tours and conversational salons. Niche, invite-only events that are having a significant impact and extending her network well-beyond the limited number of participants who are “actually” in the room.
Read all about Brenda’s network building approach on Forbes.