Networking in Tech

We’re continuing our series with a lesson on networking. Watch this Meetup Live recording with Robin Hunt, co-founder of ThinkData Solutions and LinkedIn Learning course instructor, to learn how to shine among strangers (even if you’re shy!) and make contacts that will benefit you for years to come. You’ll hear advice on how to craft an effective introduction for all occasions, how to leverage body language to put your best foot forward, and how to spot the exits in a conversation.


Main Takeaways:

  • Tip #1: Be prepared. You’re going to need an elevator pitch. An entrepreneur needs to be able to pitch their product effectively in the amount of time it takes to ride an elevator. When you’re at a networking event, you’re pitching yourself. You need to be prepared so your pitch is effective.
  • Tip #2: You need to be able to pitch yourself in various amounts of time. You can have a quick pitch of around 30 seconds, but you also need a 1- or even a 2-minute pitch.

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