The idea of networking used to produce a physical reaction in me, similar to riding a roller coaster: sweaty palms, nervous chatter, and a slightly queasy stomach. Unless you’re a regular performer, no one relishes the idea of planting yourself in a room full of strangers and attempting to be charming—especially when your livelihood is involved! Despite the universal awkwardness that usually comes with these events, there is an excess of events to choose from in every city.
Does just the thought of ‘networking’ make your palms swear? Here’s how to pick out the events that are perfect for you.