How Do You Effectively Network at a Conference?

Your Corporate Black Girl

Dear Nikki,

How do you effectively network at a conference?


Washington, DC


Conferences are great and can definitely be intimidating!

Here are a few quick tips for crushing it at conferences:

  • If you don't have business cards, get some made.

  • If you're able to get a list of attendees ahead of time, whether it's a list of companies or people, make mental notes of who you'd like to meet.

  • Use your resources. If you know others that will be there, partner up with them and let them be your IN to meeting others.

  • The key for networking at conferences is to get comfortable & be social. Talk about relatable topics, other than work! This will allow others to get to know you, the person and will give them a reason to want to stay in touch.

  • Be yourself.

  • Know what you bring to the table and how you can connect the dots, so-to-speak, for those you're wanting to connect with. 

  • Have fun with it!

You've got this!

Nikki Davis

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