Get ready. It's time for a flurry of holiday parties!

Should you network at a holiday party?

My friend Susan Roane has some tips to help you through the holiday party season.

There is a difference between networking and “working a room”. The later is mingling or socializing —while exerting energy (the definition of work) and meeting, engaging, chatting with a variety of people at any event. The Mingling Mavens® disengage graciously.

Networking, on the other hand, is the on-going followup that turns a chance contact into a connection and, over time, into a relationship. Savvy Networkers do what they said they’ll do when they said they’ll do it.They send the article, email the URL, RSVP and show-up and they share ideas, leads, and information. They make introductions both in-person and online and with that, make things happen for the benefit of other people.

Read Susan's full article here.

Useful insights on the difference between networking and “working a room” from the foremost expert in the area – Susan RoAne, author of “How To Work A Room”

Source: Network Party -Smarter Ways – Work Room

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