But you’re now grown up. here are some thoughts before you enter the arena
1 99% of people are nervous. If you’re not you, are abnormal!
2 Expect nearly everyone to be welcoming and polite. There will be the odd rude person. Don’t focus on them, put your energies into the majority of pleasant people.
3 You are as good as everyone else in that room. You might not be as rich, as beautiful or have an important job title.
4 Networking i.e. building relationships is about giving first. Give of yourself, pay attention to what others are saying and you’ll become popular quickly and create a great impression.
5 Be brave…approach strangers and say, “Please can I join you?” or ” may I introduce myself?” You won’t be rejected…honest!
Time to go into the arena