Even if networking comes naturally and you are a born conversationalist, some basic tips can still save you from a networking nightmare, change the course of your career, elevate your reputation, and add value to your life. This book is for the seasoned professional as well as those of you just arriving at your first networking event. One brilliant move at a networking event can launch your career to the next level. One slip up, like spilling red wine on a white carpet, can leave a lasting bad impression. Effective networking is an acquired skill. This book contains practical, proven techniques for getting the most out of networking events. Use the tips in this book to enhance the time you have to spend networking, to elevate your career, and to achieve your goals.