The Leadership Pod

[050] How to Start a Conversation at a Networking Event: Non-Awkward Conversation Starters

February 01, 2021 Kara Ronin Season 2 Episode 50
The Leadership Pod
[050] How to Start a Conversation at a Networking Event: Non-Awkward Conversation Starters
Show Notes

How do you start a conversation at a networking event? This is a common question many emerging leaders and young professionals ask. Networking events can be intimidating. However, they are incredibly important for you to meet important decision makers in your industry which can lead to promotions or new client opportunities.

Starting conversations with new people at networking events is an incredibly important skill for emerging leaders to have. If you’ve ever asked yourself, “how can I start a conversation at a networking event?”, or searched on Google for the “best conversation starters for networking events”, then this episode is for you!

I delve into some practical tips and also reveal about my experience networking as both a professional when I worked at Deloitte and as a business owner when I started Executive Impressions in France. 

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • How to start a conversation at a networking event (including conversation starter ideas).
  • Top 3 questions to ask at a networking event.
  • My experience with networking when I was working at Deloitte and as a business owner.
  • How to make people feel comfortable when you’re talking with them.
  • Connecting with new people.
  • Introducing yourself at a networking event.
  • Asking traditional questions, work-related questions, and even-related questions.
  • Non-threatening or “safe” questions to ask when networking.

This episode is packed full of insights and practical tips to help you make better connections, and advance your networking skill for your career or business.

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