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Speedy Tips for Speed Networking Events

Originally posted on thepostgradgal:
PULSE CHECK! Do you have business cards on hand? Check your purse, briefcase, wallet… covered? Good. You never know you may meet and where. Make sure you have a business card at the ready. Last week I attended what I thought was a small get-together, which in reality turned out to be a much larger extravaganza, complete with media presences and elevator cocktails — yes, elevator cocktails are real and they’re lovely. Good thing is, I was well-dressed and wore heels, as at 5’1″ I want to be able to be seen. ­čÖé Bad thing was, I completely forgot business cards. D’oh. Fortunately, I was able to get business cards from those I spoke with and made sure I touched base first thing the following morning. I wouldn’t recommend going to an event, no matter how big or small you expect it to be, empty-handed. You just never know. Don’t have business cards? Consider making your own through sites like Vistaprint, 123print, Moo, or Zazzle. In fact, upon visiting these sites,…