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Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Rules Of Engagement

It's always nice to say hi and smile. It doesn't mean you have to smile at everyone, just the people you want to meet.
A smile shows a person is open to receiving conversation from you.

Pay a compliment. Most people are starved for a genuine nicety, such as "I like your shirt, what fabric is that?" would work.

If you want to make a great impression, focus on who you are and not what you do. It doesn't mean you should hide your two Master's degrees or an executive job, but it is to say that you are not solely what you do professionally, and you shouldn't make your occupation the focal point of the conversation unless you're at a networking event.