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15 Networking Mistakes You Can't Make

Zac Frank, Tania Khadder, and Alice Handley | InsideTech

March 26, 2010

Being Overly Aggressive

We’ve all been there: Stuck on a plane next to someone who just won’t shut up about where they’re going, walking down the street being followed by a persistent petitioner, or trying get away from the biggest bore at the party. You need to be outgoing and persistent while networking, but you certainly don’t want to be a pest.

Make sure you’re reading the verbal and non-verbal signs for indications that your contact just isn’t into it anymore. Letting a reluctant person get away is better than forcing them to stay against their will. You might get a second chance!