Most people like socialising and partying, but struggle with the third, networking. However, all three types of events are virtually the same. At each, we meet people, some we know and some we don’t. We eat, we drink, we converse, we laugh, we start or continue to build relationships, we talk, we listen, and we have general social interaction. You can have fun, pleasure and excitement at both, so is there a difference? Yes, one important difference being the amount of alcohol you drink. Representing yourself and/or your organisation at a business-related event and getting intoxicated is unlikely to be good for business! And when next morning comes, how are you going to remember what was said by a potential prospect?!