Making associations with overall strangers can be overwhelming. As an entrepreneur who has cold-pitched dozens of investors and an executive with Wharton Alumnae Founders & Funders Affiliation (WAFFA)—I’ve equally perpetrated and found my share of networking misses.
The central obstacle of networking is navigating the slim line in between partnership-creating and seeking expert attain. How do you strike the suitable balance in between these two seemingly opposing techniques? Start by staying away from these pitfalls that even experienced networkers make yet again and once again.
1. Hiding their motives
Even a hint of disingenuousness can kill a new