By Elizabeth Robichaud
Networking. It’s a loaded word. For some, it stirs up anxiety and fear. For others, it is a chance to meet new friends and colleagues. Networking is key to establishing connections for contracts, suppliers, vendors and clients - and a necessary part of doing business, especially in the realm of social media, software product entreprenurs and start-ups.
1. Name Tags
Name tags are a great equalizer since everyone looks a little goofy, regardless of title or position. Some events will tie an ice breaker into the name tags such as listing hobbies or Twitter handles. Wear your name tag on your left lapel so that your name is visible when shaking hands.