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In-Person Networking: Advice from Executive Search Consultants

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BlueSteps recently hosted an #ExecCareer Chat on the topic of in-person networking, featuring Cathy Logue, from Stanton Chase, Susan Goldberg, from SGES, and John Touey, from Salveson Stetson Group.

Some of the questions asked included:

  • What are the common characteristics of truly good networkers?
  • What is the number one mistake senior-level executives make when networking?
  • How can I find out about appropriate networking events near me?
  • What do you find are the most effective strategies for handing out business cards at events?
  • What recommendations do you have for how to start a conversation with a group at a networking event?
  • How should I prepare before going to a networking event?
  • How can I find speaking or paneling gigs at events in my industry?
  • Is networking at in-person networking events more valuable than online networking?
  • What type of events can I go to if I want to meet executive search consultants?

If you missed it, catch up on all the excellent advice that was given in the Storify transcript below.

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