Certified Life Coach, Author and Founder of "The New Art of Conference Networking: #Hashtags to Handshakes." I focus on helping conference goers walk into conferences and get greeted like Norm from the T.V. show "Cheers." Conference Organizers: I've helped create a networking friendly environment with conferences such as: South by South West, Social Media Marketing World, Massachusetts Conference For Woman and Power Boost Live. Individuals: I helped individuals one-on-one and through my online course. If you are looking to make the connections you really want to make and get over the things that get in your way, I can help.
I've done a lot of work in this space (created the new art of conference network: Hashtags to handshakes). Here are a few thoughts for you:
-get clear on you goal(s) and the type of people who can help you.
-take inventory of what you have to offer(use this acronym Work history, Hobbies, Education, Network)
-once you see the people you want to connect with, do the online research to see if you already have something or someone in common(LinkedIn).
-read and comment on their content or something in their profile.
-Invite them to 15min virtual coffee as an introduction call. (Be in a "how can I be of assistant mindset)
-ask them two question during your virtual coffee (1. What are you working on that you're most passionate about? 2. What the biggest challenge?). Once you know someone's challenge you can find ways to be helpful.
-let me know if you need more support ;)