Social anxiety and networking just seem to go hand in hand. After all, making small talk with total strangers is hard enough without having to remember your networking pitch and looking for the right opportunity to deliver it.
But if it’s part of your job, you need to learn to overcome this anxiety. Lifestyle reporter Wendy Rose Gould recently shared seven steps with NBC News that can help.
“Even the most social among us dread the networking dance,” she wrote. “When you factor in social anxiety, otherwise manageable panic can easily morph into a debilitating inner dialogue. This is something that takes a valiant effort to overcome, but it’s not out of reach.”
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