WEAR A NAME TAG: Wearing a name tag personalizes you and makes you more approachable. People are much more likely to extend a hand if they know your name. Not wearing a name tag at a business or networking function communicates you wish to remain anonymous. If you wanted to be anonymous you won’t be at the SuperMixer!
LET YOUR GUARD DOWN: Be actively open to meeting people you may not otherwise meet due to age, gender, ethnicity or some other difference. No one type of person has a monopoly on business success.
STAY OFF YOUR PHONE: Unless you are inputting someone’s contact information that you just met at the Mixer keep your phone in your pocket. Being on your phone says I’m busy and uninterested in meeting others
BRING A TON OF BUSINESS CARDS: A business card is a must for any networking event, don't be the one that showed up with none in your pocket!
FOLLOW UP: after the Mixer make sure to follow-up with a note, email, phone call, etc. to continue the conversation you started