5 Tips For Successfully Networking (Virtually and in Person) When You're Anxious

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Everyone says to get anywhere in life, you have to network. Meet everyone you can, build relationships every day, and somehow make stimulating conversations at the drop of a hat. Well, good for those people that can do that without even thinking about it. But what about the rest of us? The anxious, apprehensive, and sweaty-palmed? Luckily, we’re in the 21st century and technology is on the introvert and anxious’ side.

Stephen King has a quote: “The scariest moment is always just before you start.” Oh, how true that is. The good thing is, however, is that moment only lasts for a second. Afterwards, you can have so many more fulfilling connections to help further your career. Between social media, tips from professionals, and everything in between, the anxious can be just as, if not more, successful in their networking opportunities. Here are five tips to successfully network (both in person and virtually), despite the crippling anxiety.

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