Networking: In the late 1980’s I joined the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce to jumpstart my networking and relationship building skills.
Meal companion: The art of face-to-face networking is not a random event. That is particularly true of a lunch or meal function. In most cases, you will be seated between two people.
Stand out in a crowd, without dressing like Lady Gaga. Networking situations have interesting dynamics. What makes people gravitate toward others?
Start networking. My friends who work at wedding venues are losing jobs at an alarming rate. Their job tenure appears to have no relation to their departure.