“I can’t help you here; sorry”
When asked a question about networking I am pleased to admit it is rare when I don’t know the answer. But recently I was posed this scenario.
A young lady representing a powerful networking club decided to attend an event to listen to a topic she was particularly interested in.
Understanding that it is never all about the presentation she got there early to network.
Oh dear, how sorry she was. “I was the only woman in the room and approximately 20 years younger than all the men. I took a deep breath and tried to engage.
None (yes she said none), of them wanted to talk to me, most of them knew each other (in the engineering field) and just wanted to talk business.
I tried 3 to 4 times but each time was rejected. I retreated to the ladies to return just before the talk. Needless to say I zipped off quickly after the talk”
What could I have done differently?” she asked me.
I was stumped for an answer.
Can anyone advise?
Anything good to come from this I asked her. “Yes it’s a great talk.”