Large-scale networking events can help you bolster your Rolodex and make connections that can land you a wealth of new contacts, connections and clients.
Coming across as both professional and engaging to those new contacts, however, isn't as simple as it may seem.
It might seem like a lot of pressure, but remembering the things you shouldn't do may help make networking a bit easier. Here are seven of networking's biggest no-no's:
1. Don't arrive late.To make things easier on yourself, time your arrival so you can maximize the interactions you're most interested in having.
"Especially for people who typically shy away from networking, the inclination is to arrive on the later side," Zack said. "The opposite is a much better strategy. Being the first person there, it's calmer, laid back, and people haven't yet settled into groups. You won't feel like there's no one to talk to. More