Comments on: Effective Networking (When Not to Network) Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:53:13 +0000 hourly 1 By: Ian Schreiber Sat, 13 Sep 2008 23:03:00 +0000 Well, if you define networking as just making friends and hanging out, the first question doesn’t quite seem to fit. It sounds more like the person is asking about people who clearly have an agenda and are NOT just trying to hang out and have a good time, and how to ditch these people so they can go back to, um, hanging out and having a good time.

So the answer to the person who’s being annoying, is to stop doing that. If your networking is getting in the way of someone else’s fun, you’re doing it wrong. I think you’ve said something to that effect in the past.

As to how to politely blow a person off who’s doing this to you… point off towards a distant crowd and say “ooh, look, Sid Meier!” ;-)

By: Kevin Wed, 10 Sep 2008 19:45:00 +0000 “Excellent. Today I shall run into two people on the subway, the second of which will be a business contact.”