Jeff Richardson of Jefferson Consulting did a terrific, very interactive session on networking skills that pushed many of us geeks beyond our comfort zone. Apparently, there are more imaginative ways to introduce yourself than “Hello, my name is James Downey. I’m an IT consultant for Dell. What do you do?” Who would have thought? In one exercise, each of us introduced ourselves to several strangers each time using a different introduction. Chris Sims of Agile Learning Labs introduced himself as a lover of Indian food and went on to recommend a wonderful Indian restaurant close to my home in Foster City. That tip alone made the event worthwhile.
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