Great article Chris. Did make me chuckle.
I constantly attend events as I run my own recruitment business so therefore networking is absolutely necessary. What I find most frustrating at events, is when somebody knows the person you are talking to, they then move in and join the conversation, but without any introductions made by either party. Just rude!
Competitors' blatant intrusion into my conversations can also be very frustrating!
Oh and when people fail to see that you are having a discreet conversation, and still come over! You could always argue, there is a time and place!
’ve been to a lot of events lately, a couple that we have sponsored or exhibited at, but mostly the lower key “networking” style events where a group of like-minded people get together for a talk or two on an interesting topic and a low key chat. Networking events can be very daunting, walking into a room full of strangers and having to start conversations is tough and it’s really not helped by some of the people that you come across. My list below covers the types of people I have encountered over the years: The Me, Me, Me – The taker, the talker, the person who has no interest in anything other than the sound of their own voice and will (if you are unlucky enough to get stuck with them) laun