In this third installment of the Networking Faux Pas Series, I discuss the danger of confusing networking with direct selling–it is often this specific point of confusion which really causes networking to go all wrong.
If your idea of networking is walking around, shaking hands, and closing deals, you owe it to yourself to watch this quick video explaining what networking is really all about and how to make sure you’re not going about it the wrong way.
If you’ve had experiences with people trying to immediately sell you on their product or service at a networking event, please tell us about it in the comment forum below. Where were you and what happened? What was your reaction to the person who was trying to close a deal with you before putting in any effort to get to know you? . . .