There are 10 Commandments of Networking a Mixer, as created by Dr. Ivan Misner… and I hope you have enjoyed the previous posts with those commandments.
I feel there is a 11th Commandment of Networking a Mixer:
Commandment #11: Tag Team Networking
When networking a mixer, attending with a partner can be powerful. During the networking event, you and your partner meet people together. When asked what you do, your network partner responds on your behalf. When someone asks what your partner does, you respond. By having your partner share what you do, it enhances your credibility.
This tip is especially helpful, I find, for introverts who are uncomfortable with networking!
TEMPLATE for introduction:
This is __________________ (insert name), he/she helps ____________________ (share how you help your clients). Recently, _______________________________ (insert a one sentence success story).
By having your partner introduce, your credibility will grow, AND you will never have to network alone again!