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Business Networking Tips for Introverts

  Chances are you’ve heard a lot about how important it is for small business owners to make the most of networking opportunities. There’s undisputed value in striving to constantly expand your base of potential clients, industry connections, and professional acquaintances. Sounds great in principle, right? But what if you’re an introvert, the kind of person who shies away from meeting strangers and seldom feels comfortable sharing thoughts or feelings? Fear not! Not all networking opportunities need to be chaotic, loud, and nerve-wracking. By following these tips, introverts can adopt their own style for mixing and mingling, one that’s comfortable and calm. Don’t try to be someone you’re not Ever get the feeling that extroverts are the planet’s preferred personality type, held up to the rest of us as shining examples? If you’re an introvert at a networking event, resist the pressure to emulate the extroverts around you......