Why networking events don’t work

a little boy stands alone several feet away from a group of children

Although walking up to someone you don’t know can be difficult, it’s an essential part of networking.

We’ve all heard the cliché, “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.” When it comes to building relationship bridges, I sometimes can and sometimes can’t. And sometimes, I fail miserably. This is a story of one of those times.

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5 lessons a kindergartner can teach you about talking to people

A child talks to an adult.

Kids can be very intent in their conversation.

Many adults agonize over talking to people. We ask ourselves questions that end up making it even harder.

What should I say? Will they be interested in what I’m talking about? Am I going to look like an idiot?

Most little kids don’t have this problem. We can learn from them. Here are five things young children do when interacting that grown-ups should remember.

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