6 Smart Ways To Expand Your Network, Even If You're Shy

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networking offline
networking offline

By Vicky Oliver

Believe it or not, there are still folks out there whose hands aren't soldered to their laptops or mobile devices and who'd rather network in a venue with real live people.

Social networking may be a great way to digitally meet potential new colleagues, clients, and customers. But "retro-networking" is, for many, still the preferred way to forge professional connections: face-to-face. In fact, because digital networking seems to have eclipsed other methods, in-person networking feels way more exclusive and potentially effective.