Whether or not you realise it, every time you talk to someone about what you do or even pass on your business card, you are networking. But what about if you are shy or lacking in confidence?
Introduce yourself and introduce what you do making it sound intriguing so they want to know more about you. Most importantly be prepared with an opening line that you feel comfortable with. Practice saying it out loud and in front of the mirror. If it doesn’t feel right and doesn’t sound like you then try something else until you are completely comfortable with it. Listen and be interested in what the other person has to say. Ask questions, share your knowledge and offer your help. Then relax, enjoy and have fun!