For introverts attending events, especially networking events, is sometimes a bit of a struggle. However, if you aren’t naturally outgoing, that doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy going to the right events.
If you have to go to a networking event that you are absolutely dreading, then don’t despair, we’ve got some handy tips to make you feel more at ease. Plus, despite popular opinion, introverts aren’t necessarily any worse at networking than extroverts. Research by Wharton management professor Adam Grant, for example, found that introverts are more effective leaders, so there’s no reason why you can’t nail that networking event, even if you are a little shy.