Effective Networking (Fan From Hell)

by Darius Kazemi on August 31, 2006

in networking

There’s a post about the Fan From Hell over at comic book writer/artist Colleen Doran’s blog. Much of the post is about a particular woman who shows us exactly how not to network. In particular, she violates almost every Mr. Big Stuff rule possible.

Colleen outlines one of the unspoken rules of conferences: “Thou shalt not bother the celebrity guest when he is having private time.” Or, as I’d put it, respect the private time of the big shots.

Sometimes I’m asked, “How do I know when Ms. Big Stuff is having private time?” The answer is simple: if she’s alone right now, then she’s having private time. These folks cherish every second of alone time they get. Don’t be the one to snap them out of it.

Don’t be the Fan From Hell.

{ 1 comment }

Anonymous October 17, 2009 at 1:51 am

That link to Colleen Doran's blog doesn't work. Here's the correct link.


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