This week's topic is: Networking
indispensable: (adj.) essential, critical
referral: (n.) recommending someone for something
break the ice: get past the initial awkward phase of a social interaction
empathetically: (adv.) in a way that shows understanding of the emotions or feelings of others / feeling oneself: feel comfortable or normal
aspiring: (adj.) directing one’s hopes or ambitions towards becoming a specific type of person
pay (something) forward: do a good or generous deed for others, especially in response to receiving generosity yourself
What tips would you give someone who is attending their first business convention to maximise the benefits of networking?
Part 3: Roleplay
You are attending a convention for your industry. You are aiming to find out about new people at the event in hopes of developing new business partnerships and finding new customers.