How to Work a Room

If you are planning to attend any bar functions or other networking events this summer, arm yourself with these tips on how to work a room:

  • Be genuine and be a good listener.
  • Make eye contact with a great smile.
  • Have a firm handshake.
  • Read newspapers, magazines, and practice journals before the event for conversation topics.
  • Practice department statements, such as “Please excuse me, I’m going to refresh my drink.”
  • Circulate.  Spend no more than 10 minutes with any person or group.
  • Always thank your host before you leave.