It’s always good to have a few good conversation starters in your back pocket (or even a joke) when you’re attending a networking event. Breaking the ice with someone you don’t know can be a little intimidating at times, especially if you’re not quite sure how to get a conversation started. Instead of asking someone right off the bat what they do for a living, which I’m sure is a statement we’re all too familiar with answering, we’ve included a few tips to help you get the dialogue going at your next networking event.
Do you want that new position that opened up at work? Do something that the specific role is responsible for and show your boss you’re capable to handle it. What about that house you’ve wanted to own but you’re too afraid to even check your credit score? Don’t be. You might be surprised at what you can get approved for. Taking small risks could help push you forward.
Earlier this week, we hosted our Behind the Scenes Speaker Series featuring Gail Perry-Mason and IT. WAS. AMAZING. If you’re not familiar, the Behind the Scenes Speaker Series is a DYP Signature event in which we bring in a dynamic, accomplished executive for a candid conversation detailing their path to success, sprinkled with pearls of wisdom that we as young professionals can learn from.