Recently I was asked to attend a large women’s business function in another city in which I knew no one expect the person who invited me. The person that invited me was very involved in the organization and had duties to perform on that day. So, I was on my own.
To top it off, there was no food nor drink to be served. So, my usual networking skills couldn’t happen over the shrimp bowl because there was none.
Now, I’m an extrovert but when I entered the room there was an immediate – bam! – of energy. Lots of laughter and people talking to each other. I was immediately thrown back to a middle school feeling of everybody has somebody to talk to except me. Fortunately, this lasted about two seconds and I came to my senses.