Some tips for making the most of festive season functions

I went to a Christmas drinks function for work tonight and have a few tips for making the most of them:
– try and stand near the kitchen door, that way you are first whenever trays of food come out;
– make eye contact with the waiters and waitresses, try and get them into conversation, that way they’re more likely to come back to you with food;
– when speeches are starting, make sure you have a full glass, you’ll probably need it;
– if you don’t know anyone in the room, stand near the food table and survey. People will migrate to the food, and when there, they will chat with you;
– if conversation is starting to lag, just say you have to go to the toilet; and
– make sure you have your business cards handy, you may just surprise yourself and meet a really great contact or two or three…

Eat, drink and be merry!

Eat, drink and be merry!

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