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Thursday, April 29, 2010

entertainment industry coach Question 421: How am I supposed to meet a lot of people at an event when there are so many people?

This is a huge question, so I'm going to chunk it down for you. Going to a large networking event can be intimidating. Trying to figure out who "the right people" are to meet, can be impossible if you don't know who to target. Your goal at a networking event is not to meet "so many people" because that would insinuate that you "met" a lot of people and have a lot of business cards, but you didn't really start the creation of a new relationship. So, instead of going to an Expo with the intention of meeting 100 people, make the commitment to seek out and connect with 20 people over 2 days. That's 10 people a day. That's manageable. You may have to introduce yourself to 40 each day to find the 10 with whom you really connect.

I can't impress upon you enough how much MORE valuable those 20 relationships will be than 100 new business cards in your drawer.

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