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Dec 6th, 2013 Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn

The Event Bet

Events are a wonderful way to grow your network. And if you’re anything like me, you somewhat dread attending them. As good as I might be in interacting with people I at least somewhat know — I am not great at interacting in larger groups of people I don’t know (i.e. your typical larger event).

With that in mind — here’s my (not so) secret trick: Every time I attend an event I make a bet with myself that I will meet five new people. Turning the task into an internal bet wakes my competitive spirit and kicks me into action.

Try it out.

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