Networking at lunch
One of the things I have come to appreciate about the Analytics conference, is the inclusion of scheduled networking breaks. It eliminates the awkwardness associated with having to independently allocate time to network and instead provides a way for you to converse with like-minded individuals at a less daunting setting – lunch.
Pssst… Here is a tip, if you don’t enjoy the conversation, you can always avoid participation by focusing on the food, literally 🙂
I had once read this quote that said, feed your mind as you would your stomach – often, abundantly, and with solely the best. Today’s networking lunch, aptly titled, feed your mind, offered the opportunity for conference attendees to connect over a common topic of interest, ranging from early careers to emerging analytics.
As I enjoyed my lunch this afternoon, I was able to catch up with friends, reconnect with past contacts and forge new relations, all at the same table. Now that’s what I call time well spent. How well did you get to feed your appetite?