Tips four and five of how to get the most “people-power” out of a trade show or networking event:
Tip #4: Be bold: Don’t wait, go ahead and introduce yourself to people at your table, in line with you, wherever you find yourself waiting. You never know who you’ll end up introducing yourself to! (Cautionary note: we don’t advise doing this in the bathroom line as people aren’t really relaxed when they are on a mission. Use non-verbal queues as to how open they are to a meet-and-greet.)
Tip #5: Be prepared with a gift or handout. Use a CD if you have one of you being interviewed, or a booklet, or something of value that shows your knowledge. You can even give out your book, to special people you have a connection with.