Coaching for Lawyers Law Practice Tip

Law Practice Tip #287

October 1, 2012

Engage your positive self before networking

Because attending networking events makes most of us feel awkward it's important to purposefully engage your positive, friendly self. Do this by giving yourself positive thoughts about the event rather than negative thoughts.

Before going in to the event or meeting tell yourself things like:

  • I'm excited to learn more about _____
  • I'm really looking forward to seeing (someone that you know will be there).
  • This is a really great opportunity to find out what's going on in ______
  • I always end up enjoying this event.
  • I really do like meeting interesting, new people.
  • I know there will be a lot of smart people to talk to.
  • Remember to smile that always make me feel better.

What can you tell yourself that will help you put your positive self forward?

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