Be aware of your body language

Anxiety is easily transmitted and makes the other person really uncomfortable. Be calm or at least try to appear so. Body language is really important for every networker, so you have to be very observant. In particular you should know about business and personal space. Business space is about one meter apart and conveys proper business distance, whilst personal space is much closer – by crossing that line you might make the other person feel uneasy. Sometimes you enter the room and just do not have a clue where to go or who you want to approach. Closed and open groups are key guidelines here, so body language will show whether a particular group of people is inviting new people to the group or is so engaged that it is not advisable to join it.

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