Stop inviting me to those awful networking events!

In the last week I’ve been “invited” to three of those big organized networking events. Maybe you’ve received similar invites…………… “There’ll be hundreds of people there. Everyone will get a name badge.” That’s supposed to excite me? Hundreds of people. Who are typically looking to collect business cards and add me to a mailing list. Hundreds of people. Who typically don’t know the first thing about relationship building; who just want to sell me and don’t take an interest in the person with whom they are talking. These events are tedious. They’re counterproductive and an absolute waste of my time. First of all people, people who are busy don’t need to go to networking events. They’re working! They don’t have time. But I do know you have to network to sustain a business. So here are some ways I network. And I’ve seen more referrals and bookings from these types of networking events than …