Friday, September 25, 2009

Talking about Politics and Religion when Networking

Conventional wisdom says you should avoid talking about politics and religions, but then someone once said to me that conventional wisdom is almost always wrong!

Many people think that the conversation at a business networking event has to be just about business, but in my experience people want to get to know you first. What makes you tick and what are you passionate about. That may well be business, but you will often make connections over your other interests first. So if your passions include politics or religion it's perfectly ok to talk about them as long you are engaging in conversation and not up on your soapbox!

Good Networking!
Dave Clarke
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