Joining a New Group at a Networking Event

Have you ever gone to a Networking event and tried to join a group where you did not feel welcome. Here’s some hints to make joining a group of strangers easier.

If you want to join a group of two, watch their body language. If they move a little further apart and their bodies turn slightly to create a triangle that includes you, stay. They are welcoming you. If they only turn their heads and don’t move apart, find an excuse to leave. They are too engrossed to include someone else in their conversation.

In larger groups as each new person is welcome, the others move slightly to create a welcoming space in the circle for the newcomer.

One indicator of whether someone is interested in you or what you have to say when you are talking to them is if one or both of their feet are pointing towards you.

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