03/25/2013 11:31 am ET Updated Aug 14, 2013

The Do's And Don'ts Of Networking, From Nicole Williams (VIDEO)

Networking can be intimidating, but it's a crucial skill for succeeding in business. Career expert Nicole Williams stopped by Mondays With Marlo to offer her best pointers. Arrive at events prepared -- skim newspaper headlines for topics of conversation or research attendees beforehand so you can chat about areas of common interest. Approach people confidently -- whether you're at a business event or a cocktail party, the idea is to get to know people so you can follow up with them later.

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