Networking tips for introverts

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On Saturday, September 24, 2011 I gave a presentation to PodCamp Boston on how to maximize the conference experience for introverts.

I shared tips, techniques to get over natural concerns about talking to people you haven't yet met and ways to follow up.

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Networking tips for introverts

  1. 1. Presented to: Boston PodCampEffectiveNetworking.com DianeDarling.com @DianeDarling September 24, 2011
  2. 2. Who brings the pie? 2
  3. 3. Friendly UnfriendlyExtrovert Introvert
  4. 4. Introvert vs. Shy Energy Ways you prefer to connect with others How you learn What you learn
  5. 5. “Whether Report” 7.1.Location 1.Host organization 7.2.Price 7.3.Parking 7.Logistics 2.1.Prospects7.4.Time of day 2.2.Clients 7.5.Function 2.Attendees 2.3.Competitors 2.4.Quality 8.Company attendee 2.5.Quantity 9.Networking buddy 3.1.Time 3.Networking 3.2.Structured Event Evaluation 10.Board members 4.1.Who 4.Speaker 4.2.Bio 11.Weather 4.3.Available 12.Cameo 5.1.Potential client 5.Sponsors 5.2.Strategic partner 13.Who invited you 5.3.Competitor 14.Goal 6.Industry 5
  6. 6. Acid Test – Events!
  7. 7. © 2002-2010 Effective Networking, Inc.
  8. 8. Hidden arrow? 8
  9. 9. Body Language, Voice, Words 55% Body language Voice tone 38% Words 7%Source: “Decoding Inconsistent Communication” – Prof Albert Mehrabian UCLA
  10. 10. Self-aware 10
  11. 11. Gender, age, race, etc. 11
  12. 12. Shameless Commerce 1-1 Coaching 12
  13. 13. © 2004 13
  14. 14. Questions????• Twitter: @DianeDarling• Email: Diane@EffectiveNetworking.com• Web: www.Effectivenetworking.com• Facebook: www.Facebook.com/EffectiveNetworking• Phone: 617.247.2700

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