The secret to getting new clients from networking events? Use "networking" to build real relationships -- and your new friends and colleagues will want to do business with you and send business your way.
I was a member of a sorority in college, and sorority recruitment taught me all of the skills I needed to rock a networking event. Here are the top seven skills I learned in sorority recruitment and use in my career.
Some people see a networking event simply as a hundred-yard dash to give and receive as many business cards as possible in one hour or less! And then they wonder why no meaningful connections have been made.