Effective Networking (Bathe. Seriously.)

by Darius Kazemi on January 29, 2006

in networking

I’m going to make this one short and sweet.

I am willing to network with pretty much anyone. That said, I have met people at industry events and immediately did everything within my power to get the hell away from them. This is because they smelled like a sweaty old sock filled with cheese that was recently marked as the territory of a paranoid ocelot.

It saddens me that I have to give this advice. But I do. So please, if you don’t already: bathe regularly.


Grimwell January 29, 2006 at 11:37 pm

I would suggest following this advice even if you don’t want to network in the games industry. It’s pretty useful in any environment.

Darius Kazemi January 30, 2006 at 1:10 am


Garrett March 21, 2008 at 2:29 am

Let’s hope that all of the hygienically challenged folk also remember to brush their fangs and gorge on breath mints.
There was a fellow I used to work with, and despite his being very nice, I would abhor any interaction with him because I was certain that he was keeping a small dead animal tucked next to his tonsils.

Rebecca Richards June 19, 2010 at 10:49 pm

It’s funny, but we just had a talk at Guildhall last fall where a speaker from Obsidian said exactly this. Apparently, way too many people forget about it.

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