There you are. Standing on the fringes of the bar area at the hotel where a giant conference is being held. You’re mere feet away from your dream agent, and that blogger you love, and that other author you talked to about 90s boy bands on Twitter. And you freeze. Because, holy overwhelm, Batman.
We’ve all been there. Which is why we’re so thrilled to bring you this summer’s conference edition of First Draught. We’ve invited our good friend Laura Von Holt on to share her tips on networking. She breaks down some really, really, practical steps to help you OWN that room and have a lot of fun doing it. Seriously, we took notes. So grab a pen, your favorite notebook, and a delicious drink and learn to be your very best self at your next big (not so scary, anymore) networking event:
Want even more networking goodness from Laura? There’s a bonus video with one last strategy that she didn’t mention on our show, available exclusively to our Patreon subscribers. Supporters at any level will get access to this extra tidbit of awesome. Thanks so much for checking us out and considering giving your support!
And here are your handy link to the resources we mentioned on the show:
- HBIC Nation Conference Guide – featuring an article from Laura about her networking strategy AND so much other amazing-ness!
- BTW, speaking of the HBIC Nation, if you’re headed to the Romance Writers of America conference later this month, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter, join our Facebook group, and follow us on Instagram. We’ll network like bosses. Probably at the pool. Definitely with drinks.
- Sun Tzu’s 31 Best Pieces Of Leadership Advice – Forbes.com
- CamCard App (for easily keeping track of all those people you’ve successfully networked with)
Thank you so much for watching, listening, and supporting First Draught. Until next month… cheers!