How to Crush That Networking Event

<b class="credit">Danny Chong/facebook.comCustomPhotoShoot</b>A tech meetup
Danny Chong/facebook.comCustomPhotoShootA tech meetup

You've got a networking event approaching. Over the course of an hour or two you will have the opportunity to mix, mingle and make connections. But are you ready? Networking comes easy for some, for others it is a terrifying experience. How can you maximize the benefit and minimize the pain? Here are a few simple steps you can take to get the most out of your event, before, during and after.