Networking events can be SUPER intimidating, especially if your number one fear is that no one will talk to you. No one wants to stand in the corner alone with their mini crab cake appetizer and glass of wine watching everyone else socialize (well, maybe you do, but for the sake of this article, you’re in it for the networking -- meeting new people is fun!).
It can be hard to meet new people. You might not think you have the time, patience, or social confidence to go out and build your network on a whim. Who does? Related: 5 Reasons You Should Network With People Who AREN’T In Your Industry Don't let negative self-talk bring you down and stop making excuses for not going out and meeting new friends and/or professional contacts. You can do it (and have fun doing it, too)!