If you’re like me, the thought of networking events sound about as delightful as a colonoscopy. Unless plied with vodka and a chaperon who is forced to drag conversation out of me, I’m silent. This is not an exaggeration. In fact, a word for my silence in such situations has yet to be invented… that’s how shy I am.
As a born introvert with a stack of business cards, I went looking for help on the matter. Ali Luke, who coaches writers, had some of the best advice to offer. Or rather, tips that seemed easiest for a wallflower like me to master – sans the vodka.