How to Network & Socialize Effectively: A Comprehensive Guide

by Antonio on November 15, 2012 · 24 comments

in Money & Career

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Last month I was invited to attend a whisky-tasting event in Chicago hosted by Chivas Regal. As part of their Chivas Brotherhood, they have an 1801 Club in which members get access to exclusive, invite-only events at private venues in major US cities. I had the privilege of checking one out and hob knobbing with a bunch of folks I had never met before.

Now, despite the fact I write about style and own a custom clothier, I rarely go out and socialize. Being a father of three young children and living in a small Wisconsin town…well, it just doesn’t happen.

To put it bluntly – I really had to prepare for this!

This article is based off my experience and lays out the steps I took to ensure my time spent out on the town was worthwhile.

Here’s the scenario: You’re in a large city, heading to an upscale evening social event. You’re attending the event alone, and you know no one prior to arriving. There is alcohol being served, yet you will be speaking with people about business opportunities.

This is my advice on how to prepare for a night of networking and socializing, and how to make the most of this opportunity. In order to bring all the information together in one place, and create a comprehensive guide, I’ve included new information we haven’t covered before, a review of some important things that we have, and links to past articles for those who want more details on a specific subject. Hope you find it helpful.

Before You Go: Basic Logistics

Any Boy Scout knows you should always be prepared. That goes double when you’re traveling. It’s not just a sensible safety precaution, it’s also part of your good impression — being able to show up on time, get yourself back safely, and even provide directions or a ride if someone else needs it. This immediately makes you look like the guy everyone wants to know.

With that in mind, here are some basic steps to review before you depart:

1. Know Where You’re Going

This one should be fairly obvious, but know where you’re meeting people. With Google maps, there is no excuse for not quickly verifying the address you have and calling the establishment to ensure they are where they say they are and are open when you plan to arrive. You do not want to arrive at the event 10 minutes early only to find you mistakenly wrote down the wrong address and now have to travel back across town.

The address is the starting point, and here are a few other details you may need to know depending on what sort of event you’re attending:

  • Parking options (valet, parking ramp in the building, separate garage, street parking, etc.)
  • Public transit options (check for nearby bus and train lines)
  • One-way streets (know about ‘em BEFORE you end up circling the block)
  • Opening/closing hours if relevant

If you think the event will wrap up reasonably early and there’s a chance you might want to continue socializing afterward, also check for other venues like restaurants and bars in the immediate vicinity.

There’s a lot of power in being able to say, “Well, if we want to keep talking about this over drinks, I know a decent little bar around the corner.”

2. Know How You’re Getting Home

This is almost as important as getting there — and can be harder, since options tend to dwindle as the night wears on.

Have a plan for getting yourself back to wherever you’re staying, and have a plan with some flexibility in case the night takes an unexpected turn. It’s good to have as many resources on hand as possible:

  • Cars: If you have your own car, that takes care of most of the thinking most of the time. You need to know where you can park it, and for how long, but as long as you can sort that out you’re pretty well taken care of. Just watch how much you drink!
  • Cabs: No matter how you’re getting there (even if you’re driving), it’s never a bad idea to have the number of a local, licensed cab company written down in your wallet or programmed into your phone. Pick one that dispatches 24/7 so that you always have an emergency option.
  • Public transit: Often the cheapest way of getting around a city, it’s also the trickiest for non-natives. Look up the route information online, rather than relying on brochures or bus stop postings — those tend to be outdated and may not list the correct times. Be aware that most routes do not run 24/7, and those that do usually run less frequently late at night.
  • Walking: It’s severely underrated, but often the easiest way to get around a city, so long as you’re not going too far. Just have a good sense of safety and don’t walk anywhere too deserted or dicey-looking at night, especially if you’re well-dressed.

A little preparation goes a long way here, and smartphones make it even easier (as long as you can get service). Be sure to have both the city’s public transit schedule or map and the number of a cab company at bare minimum. It’s rare that you won’t be able to get yourself around using those in a pinch.

3. Know the Environment

Both the physical and the social environment are important here. Both help determine how you’ll dress and how you’ll travel.

In New York, wearing a stylish suit and taking the subway makes total sense. In Denver the suit is overkill and you can probably walk everywhere, at least downtown. In Los Angeles, you won’t wear a tie, and you’ll probably have to drive. And so on.

There are three basic factors to consider when traveling to a new city:

  • Weather: This determines what you’ll pack in terms of outwear, rain protection, and so on. Don’t show up to Seattle without an umbrella, and don’t show up to Houston with one!
  • Culture: This can be hard to judge, but in general, large cities (and the East Coast as a whole) tend to be dressier and put more emphasis on style. Smaller cities, especially ones that are big convention hubs, tend to have more conservative, business-oriented styles, and the West Coast is famously casual.
  • Distances: If you’re staying in a little resort town and not going more than five blocks from your hotel, you can dress more adventurously than if you’re staying in downtown New York and meeting people all over the city; if you find yourself dressed inappropriately, you can simply abscond to your hotel, change, and return with no one knowing.

All of these are common-sense decisions that you make before you go. But they’re decisions that make a big difference in how natural and comfortable you look when you arrive at your event.

Networking Preparation: How to Be Ready for Success

Making a good impression is nine-tenths being ready to make a good impression. The rest is just acting natural.

You want to show up to any kind of social event (even one that isn’t specifically billed as a networking or meet-and-greet event) with the basic supplies and preparations that will make a good impression and get your contact information out there:

1. Know Who Will Be There

Have as good a sense of the guest list as you can. Check to see who is on the e-mails or website or just ask around if it’s a more casual, word-of-mouth affair.

Once you know who is going to be there, do some research if you don’t know them all that well. You’ll want to know who is representing what companies, and what that company has been in the news for lately — people are always very impressed when you can say, “I saw your latest project in the news last month,” or something to that effect.

For my Chicago whisky-tasting event – I managed to get an early look at who the evening’s special guests were. Turns out one of my favorite men’s style authors, Tom Julian, was going to be in attendance. I had reviewed one of his books over a year ago, and pulled up the thank you he had sent me and sent him a quick message just mentioning I would be in attendance. Sure enough, we ran into each other and were able to meet in person. See the picture below for proof!

A good sense of the guest list gives you the ability to plan your small talk. Know what’s going to be of interest to the other people there, and plan on saying it. For a refresher on networking in general – make sure to visit this classic Art of Manliness article.

2. Carry Business Cards — Plenty of Them

Bring more than you think you’ll need. The only thing worse than not having a card at all is saying, “Here, let me give you my card,” and then coming up empty-handed.

Most men’s wallets can only accommodate five or ten spare business cards before the pockets start to get a little stretched, so don’t be shy about keeping an extra stack in an inside jacket pocket. Or, slip them in a small, silver card case or cigarette case, giving you a small, classy touch every time you reach for a card.

Have a business card that suits your professional needs:

  • Always include your personal name, even on a company card.
  • Have your personal number on the card, not a general phone line.
  • Spring for heavy stock — the cheapest cards are recognizable as such.
  • Avoid extensive graphic designs. Keep it simple.

Of course, men in specific industries may need something fancier — if you’re a graphic designer, you may want to use a card you’ve designed as an example of your work. Just be aware that it’s easy to cross the line from “unique” into “novelty,” and that the latter isn’t impressive.

No need for business cards? Consider calling cards instead.

3. Carry a Pen. In Fact, Carry Two.

Asking to borrow a pen is automatically unprofessional. Carry two, either in the inside breast pocket of a jacket if you’re wearing one, or in the side pocket of your trousers. Go ahead and slip them all the way in, especially if you’re keeping them in an outer pocket — the clips on the side of the cap shouldn’t be visible outside your pocket.

It’s not necessary to spring for a $100 fountain pen (though if you have something like a Montblanc, go ahead and make use of it!), but avoid carrying anything that’s obviously cheap, like a bendy, plastic Bic or a hotel freebie. You can get away with plastic, but it should be plain, dark plastic without any obvious logos on it.

Ideally, shell out for metal-cased ballpoints at the very least. You can get them from office supply stores for under $20, or you can buy a nicer one from a brand like Fischer online, and the difference they make in your first impression is significant.

You carry two, obviously, in case one runs out of ink (or gets misplaced). Again, it’s all about avoiding awkward moments. Similarly, keep them tip-down in your pocket if they’re ballpoints (unless it’s a space pen, of course) so that you don’t have to make a bunch of little circles to get the ink flowing before you write.

4. Silence Your Cell Phone — And Check It in Private

Cell phone etiquette is not an esoteric question anymore. Almost everyone has one, and you don’t want to be seen as being “one of those cell phone guys” who is always flicking away at the iPhone screen.

  • Keep the phone on silent, or at least on vibrate, and use it as little as possible:
  • Don’t check or answer the phone while in conversation, even if it buzzes.
  • Excuse yourself to someplace private to make a call.
  • Wait until after the event to text or check news/scores, unless urgent.
  • Use the phone for urgent business only. Don’t check e-mail or games!

There’s nothing wrong with using the phone if you have to, so long as you do it discreetly — just limit yourself to actual needs. Unless you’re counted on for round-the-clock instant access, letting your texts and e-mails go unanswered for a few hours should not be the end of the world.

Personal Presentation: How to Dress and Behave for Success

There are whole books written on dressing for business and for social occasions, but it all comes down to a couple basic principles: looking neat, looking appropriate for the occasion, and behaving politely.

1. Look Neat

“Neat” is a deliberately broad term here. It means that no matter what standard of dress you’re at or what culture you’re in, you look well put-together and like you’ve paid attention to details.

This is fairly easy to achieve, whether you’re wearing a suit and tie or just jeans and a work shirt. It’s more a matter of avoiding obvious mistakes than doing any extra steps:

  • Wear clean clothes that match well — no clashing colors, wrinkles, or stains.
  • Shine shoes and press shirts ahead of time for a crisper look.
  • Get a trim if you haven’t had a haircut recently.
  • Trim your nails and wash your face before going out.
  • Add a bit of cologne if you like, but keep it light and mild-scented.
  • Add a pocket square if you wear a jacket.
  • Wear a dress watch (leather or metal band; metal case).
  • Shower a few hours ahead of time, with enough time for your hair to dry.

The whisky-tasting event I attended had master barber Charles Lennox of Haberdash Men on location giving demonstrations!

These are minor details that make a major difference. Putting them all together is what gives you the sharp-edged, clean-cut look that a lot of men lack in their day-to-day lives. It’s a way of looking good that doesn’t show off or try too hard, and gives you the air of casual competence and confidence you need to network well.

2. Dress Appropriately for the Occasion

Most evening social events aren’t officially business affairs, even if business is being done at them. That usually means you’re wearing something more casual than a business suit, and most people also observe the “no ties after 5:00 PM” guideline unless they’re going somewhere very fancy.

If that sounds a little open-ended and hard to dress for, that’s because it can be. The best outfit for an evening out is one that is classic, simple, and a touch conservative, but relaxed enough that it’s clearly not something you could wear to work. There are a few good ways to achieve that:

  • Wear a jacket. A casual blazer or sports jacket looks much nicer than a shirt on its own. You don’t need a very severe jacket, unless you’re going somewhere very upscale and conservative, but just a cotton sports jacket or a light wool blazer will take you from “acceptable” to “sharp.”
  • Casual suits are another option, but one that takes some caution — you don’t want to look like you just wore a business suit without the tie. If you have a light-colored or casually-patterned suit, wear it with a colored shirt and some casual shoes to de-emphasize the formality.
  • Shirts for the evening should usually have a little color or pattern to them. If you do wear a plain white one, frame it with a patterned jacket or something like a cardigan sweater that has a visible texture of its own.
  • Slacks or chinos are often sharper-looking than jeans, but if it’s a very casual setting, like a pub, don’t be afraid to wear dark, fitted jeans.
  • Leather shoes are your best-looking option, but you can also go with casual shoes with some decorative patterning on them. Brogues, saddle shoes, and wingtips all work well, as do loafers and in some casual settings leather work shoes. For very dressy restaurants or shows, you’ll need black oxfords, but they’re the exception rather than the rule.

The key is really just to know expectations: at a pub, jeans and a corduroy jacket is dressed up. At a private gala with live orchestration, you need a suit. Most things fall in between, and when in doubt your best bet is usually good slacks, leather shoes, and a collared shirt with a sport coat or blazer.

If you’ll be attending a whisky tasting like I did, I made some specific dressing suggestions for that kind of event here. And if you simply need some general guidelines on dressing for different occasions, check out this handy 60 Second Guide.

3. Behave Politely

This is part etiquette and part appearance, and sort of bridges the gap between the two. You want to look like a positive addition to the room — someone whose presence is making other people’s lives better. For a basic etiquette reminder – visit this classic AOM article.

You can easily achieve this by simply being helpful and reaching out to others. Smile, be polite, and offer help where it’s needed, especially in small gestures and motions:

  • Help to hold doors and pull chairs out for others.
  • Offer your seat if someone needs it.
  • Help to make room at a crowded bar, or to order for someone if needed.
  • Always offer a firm handshake when meeting someone.
  • Make eye contact.
  • Avoid having more than a few drinks — it’s more noticeable than you think!
  • Offer a lift if you have a car and someone needs one (within reason).

By being helpful and polite as you circulate, you aren’t just making a good impression on the people you’re speaking to, you’re also making a visible impression on the rest of the room. That helps set up the expectation that everyone will enjoy your company — and make everyone more likely to automatically smile when you reach them.

How to Circulate: The Art of Small Talk

“Diplomacy is merely the extension of war by other means,” and small talk is often just business in a more relaxed set of clothes. Expect to do a bit of work even when you’re mingling.

1. Arrive Early

This will make the mingling easy on you — it’s much harder to introduce yourself when people have already arrived and formed casual circles of their own.

It also gives you a chance to meet and greet everyone in person, rather than having to try and remember the names of five or six people at once when you join a new group.

If you get there early, make a point of circling the room once to greet everyone that’s already there — including and especially the people who haven’t seemed to find groups of their own yet. You’ll be in the good position of “knowing” everyone there by the time the bulk of the guests arrive.

2. Mingle Actively

You don’t want to be one of the people standing and hoping for someone more aggressive to come talk to you. Go ahead and seek people out.

Someone on their own is always fair game. All you have to do is walk up, smile and offer your hand, and say “I’m [name], and I thought I’d come introduce myself. What brings you here tonight?”

The phrasing can vary somewhat, obviously, but a simple introduction is always an appropriate start. You don’t need an “excuse” to make it — just being at the event is an excuse. Meeting people is part of what everyone is there for. For more extremely helpful tips on how to initiate small talk and build it into a conversation, see this indispensable AoM guide.,

Introducing yourself to people in groups is a little harder, but still acceptable. Find an open space, move slowly in, and smile. Then wait for a pause in the conversation and say, “I’m sorry, I overheard you talking and thought I’d join in. My name’s [name].” Once again, offer a handshake, this time to everyone in turn, and then say, “Sorry to interrupt — you were saying?” or a similar prompt.

In the case of large groups (four or more), it’s acceptable to approach someone on the fringe and break them off for a separate conversation. Just make sure they’re not deeply involved in another conversation when you do it.

If you need to get out of a conversation, or just want to move on to meet more people, you can always excuse yourself to use the restroom, get a drink, or greet a friend that you know.

3. Learn Names — And Use Them

One of the best impressions you can make on someone is to use their name. We don’t necessarily realize how rarely people do it, but in most social settings people use eye contact and body language to indicate who they’re talking to, rather than referring to people by name.

Using someone’s name gives you a more personal connection and prompts them to pay attention to what you’re saying — and, more fundamentally, it shows that you’ve bothered to learn their name in the first place.

Not all of us are blessed with perfect memories, so if you struggle with names adopt a strategy to help you remember:

  • Use it or lose it. As soon as you’ve been introduced, try to use the person’s name. That helps make an immediate association that lasts longer than just hearing it.
  • Memory by association. This is an old mnemonic trick with lots of variations. When you learn the name, say it aloud, and associate it internally with some other fact that starts with the same letter. It’s particularly helpful if you can use something you know about the person: “Nick from Northwestern,” or “Allison who works in Accounting,” and so on.
  • When in doubt, take notes. You need a bit of subtlety to pull it off, but if it’s really important that you remember someone’s name, find an excuse to write it down. You can note it on one of your own business cards and tuck it in a pocket separate from the rest — just be sure not to accidentally give it to someone. Alternatively, ask if they have a card themselves. That gives you both the name and a unique graphic to remind you whose it is.

You become particularly impressive when you’ve met someone, moved away from them, circulated for a while, and then come back and immediately greet them by name. Most people at any given event can’t do that, so you’re sure to stand out for it. For more strategies on remembering names – visit this classic AOM article.

Follow-Up: After the Event

The day after the event is the time to follow up on any contacts you’ve made. Resist the urge to send any sort of follow-up the same night — that can seem either overeager or pushy, or both. Give it until mid-morning the next day.

There are a few follow-ups you should always send:

  • A note to the host, if relevant. Not all social gatherings have a specific host, but if there is one, send him or her a note. Either a short, well-written e-mail (with a proper salutation and full sentences, not internet shorthand) or a handwritten note by mail is appropriate. In either case, it should go out within 48 hours. If you take longer than that, still send the note, but include a line to the effect of, “Sorry it took me so long to get back to you.”
  • A short note to anyone who gave you their contact info. Usually, someone who hands you a card or gives you their information is inviting a follow-up. Even if you don’t have specific business in mind, shoot them a short e-mail that says, “It was good to meet you last night. Let me know if I can ever do anything for you!” That leaves the door open for them to pursue the relationship or not, as they desire.
  • A longer, specific letter to anyone you’re hoping to do business with. This could also apply to people you want to pursue a purely social relationship with — in either case, send an e-mail the next day offering to discuss things with them further, or (if you were given a phone number) give them a call. Say that you appreciated meeting them, and that you’d like to chat more if there’s a time that’s convenient.

For a great reminder on how to write an effective email – visit this classic AOM article.

Something won’t always come of it. Many contacts never get around to replying, either because they were too busy, they weren’t interested, or they just felt too awkward to reply. But it’s through no fault of yours at that point — and you’ll be out there again at the next event, collecting a new set of contacts, and expanding your personal network even further.

I would like to thank my fellow Chivas whisky tasting attendees Armando over at AskMen.com and George over at Zaharoff Menswear for the photos!

Written by Antonio Centeno
Author of the internet’s best free style ebook.

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tanner November 15, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Other than dressing appropriately, the best advice in here is to mingle actively.

It’s too easy to go to an event like this and feel like a small fish in a big pond. This is doubly true for men who are just starting their own business or working on converting their side hussle into a full-time gig.

You don’t want other men to see you as the wallflower who is unwilling or unable to introduce himself as it will reflect poorly on you and your business.

Really good approach “lines” introduced in this. There’s nothing easier or less threatening than simply extending your hand, introducing yourself, and asking the other person what brings them here.

2 Joshua November 15, 2012 at 2:54 pm

It seems nowadays you no longer get a job due to your skills, work ethic and overall hard work. You get the job all on who you know.

3 Greg Phelan November 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Good Stuff for sure! The parts of preparedness were really good. Only gripe is in Denver we wear suits, just with cowboy boots! Denver is a great mid size city to live in. from casual to full suit you have the options, as well as the Rocky Mountains in your back yard.

4 G.M. Schooley November 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Great article as always Antonio. Sounds like you had a great time at the whisky tasting. I believe that networking and socialization are skills that young people often aren’t as developed in today. We live in a somewhat fragmented society that doesn’t require nearly as much social interaction as in the past. As a young man about to leave college, I want to thank you for the information.

5 Pat November 15, 2012 at 7:11 pm

This is a good article. Many of us have trouble with this sort of thing. After all, we have been bombarded with quietly tough male figures in the movies and such. James Bond, Clint Eastwood, and even Agent Gibbs from NCIS are all quiet and meek most of the time. Love at first sight will end with a look unless someone has the nads to speak. Now it would be nice to see some advice on how to get into these things in the first place!

6 Travis November 15, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Yet another relevant post. Would it be better as a young man to get calling cards made, even if one rarely goes out? I seem to be either working or at home with friends, and due to working retail I do not have that many networking opportunities outside of my KofC meetings, when I’m not working that is.

7 Zachary November 16, 2012 at 12:55 am

The only thing I disagree with is “don’t go to Seattle without an umbrella.” On the contrary, chances are if you carry one we’ll immediately label you as a Californian who can’t handle a little rain!

8 Giovanni November 16, 2012 at 2:07 am

This was another great article Antonio however I do not like that you used the terms “fancy” and “classy” when describing more upscale places and dress. The more appropriate word to use would be formal.

9 André November 16, 2012 at 6:13 am

I personally think that the idea of Calling Cards are quite awesome. I’d hand them out to new people I meet, as a general rule of thumb.

Here’s my tip for guys who want to give their number to a lady. Ask for her phone when you’re on the subject and program your number in. Don’t put your own name there. Put something funny or relative to you when she met you. For example if you played the guitar when she met you, your name can be “Guitar Guy”

She will immediately make the connection with you when she reads it, and her chance of picking up the phone or replying to your text will be much higher.

10 Chad Johnson November 16, 2012 at 7:41 am

Antonio, I am also from Wisconsin. Where in Wisconsin do you live?

11 Srinivas Kari November 16, 2012 at 11:09 am

Great post. I found the dressing section really good. I have a suggestion: could you do an article about what to do in a informal setting – a nightclub, a bar, a pizzeria/italian eatery, an ice cream shop etc. Other than knowing that you re supposed to eat/drink at these places, I would love to know fun things to say/do/dress at these places. For example, if you are going for a night out in a nightclub, how do you dance/move? do you dance like you’re in a Tiesto concert with the crowd going apeshit, or do you dance in a more subdued way without attracting too much attention (like Will smith teaches his client to dance in “Hitch”). I am quite clueless about the correct etiquette at these places.

12 Quincy November 16, 2012 at 11:36 am

Where does this “no ties after 5PM” rule come from? I assume it is the practice of businessmen who must wear ties during the day, and who feel oppressed by wearing ties. I’m from Los Angeles and at least in the circles I fly in, we often wear ties… especially after 5PM.

13 Julie Robinson November 16, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Excellent advice for networking, even for women.
Thanks for a well written post.

14 Sam November 16, 2012 at 10:38 pm

For the record, Houston recieves more rain each than New York City. Don’t be too quick to sterotype Texas, Antonio.

15 Maxim November 17, 2012 at 8:27 am

Sound advice Antonio.

16 Jonathan November 17, 2012 at 10:42 am

Thanks for the article. These things used to really intimidate me, and having a game plan is quite useful. I would like to add a tip I got from one of my business professors: Always keep your cards on one side and place the cards you receive from others on the other. For instance, I keep my cards in my right blazer pocket; the cards I receive go in the left. It keeps you from looking like you’re fumbling or having to shuffle through everyone else’s cards to get to yours.

17 Julian November 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I’ve been doing stuff like this for years. Before going somewhere new and unfamiliar, I check it out on Google Maps (including Streetview) and work out how best to get there, and back. All the details I need to know, whether on paper or on my phone. My advice is not to share this degree of preparation with your significant other, unless s/he is as efficient and professional as you. It can get you tagged as “retentive”, or worse…

18 Esler A. VanHouten December 5, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I was introduced to this site by a friend , and have enjoyed articles like this one . These are the things that do not get talked about much . thank you

19 Rugby Dave December 11, 2012 at 4:30 am

Networking at business events is my pet hate, I’m not a very social person. Being in contact with a load of smug businessmen with the odd bitchy business whore isn’t my cup of tea.

Nice tips though, I’m going reasses my game plan next time alpha those events!

20 Ross Ringer December 19, 2012 at 5:00 am

I’ve enjoyed all the articles I have read off of this website so far. It would be nice to keep my own, personal archive though to glance over articles I have already read for review purposes–any chance the website could add that function?

Ross

21 Joe January 20, 2013 at 8:01 am

Excellent article.

I would add only one thing. Once you have meet someone once, the next time you see them immediately assume rapport. Along with using theIr name, it makes you look very personable and confident. It also puts the other person at ease and moves the relationship forward. You could also reintroduce yourself so the other person is not going through mental gymnastics to remember your name.

22 Agim January 22, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Thanks for sharing! Sometimes one needs to hear and compare him/herself with the rest of them who think like him/her, just in case to test his/her mental sanity. It’s an oasis in the big fuzzy world of routers and switches. (bookmarked already)

23 Davis Nguyen June 11, 2013 at 9:38 am

For people who are shy about making the first approach and don’t want to be left out, another thing they can do is ask the host to introduce them to someone. Antonio did his homework beforehand and if you combine that with a third-party introduction you will never feel left out of a social setting, after all someone is hosting the event and invited you.

24 Daniel December 19, 2013 at 11:42 am

As a lad who always has had problems with introductions, beginnings and starts, this helps a lot in those regards, especially as I am expanding my social and professional circles – I’ve even been warned by a good gentleman from Ghana that “You’re an 1960s man in a young body, and you will close your circles, and become more conservative in life” [Paraphrased],

and as of late I’ve been very much successful due to this site these articles, and such advice, and herein is another polished jem amongst jems, all costly and of good worth.

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