I’ve had a few experiences where I’ve been able to cross paths with people who have inspired me or could be key to my business dealings. In the cases where I’ve been aware that might happen, I’ve been able to prepare myself and have memorable, positive interactions with them. The key wasn’t so much about pitching myself, but seizing the moment. To say the least, I want my fellow sales professionals to experience the same thing!
That’s why I heartily recommend reading these recommendations on Fast Company about how to spin these potentially awkward or nerve-wracking moments into networking gold. If you keep these recommendations in mind, you’ll be better prepared when you reach out for that handshake and introduce yourself.