Networking on the Introvert's side of the Room
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These days, networking is essential. It's how employers fill 70 percent of their job openings, and well-connected UX professionals earn higher incomes. ...
These days, networking is essential. It's how employers fill 70 percent of their job openings, and well-connected UX professionals earn higher incomes.
But with most networking activities geared towards extroverts, what are Introverts—who often find being around other people draining—to do?
It turns out that many characteristics that define an introvert also make them wonderful networkers. Introverts are comfortable making one-on-one connections, they know how to develop meaningful relationships and they're excellent listeners. Introverts just need to align their networking activities with their innate strengths.
In this session, I'll share the tools that have enabled me to grow my network without changing my introverted personality. If you're intimidated by our extroverted world, this session will guide you toward your own networking success.
This talk will help UX professionals:
leverage existing communication skills that work well for an introvert
learn how to choose appropriate networking events
maintain the network by focusing on helping others
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