How To Overcome Networking Burnout | Fast Company
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The key is #2 -- BE SELECTIVE:
Filter through the dozens of event invitations that land in your inbox and choose the ones that are most likely to help you meet your goals. Don’t be afraid to change the type of networking events you attend, either. Events that aren’t business-related but that are interesting to you personally may yield more positive results than a business event.
Search for groups that match your interests, whether cooking, wine tasting or photography. “Life is a networking event,” says Zack. By joining an informal meet-up about a subject matter you’re interested in, you’re more likely to be relaxed, positive and can forge more meaningful connections with individuals that are interested in the same things as you, rather than dragging yourself to a roundtable where you’re going half-heartedly and won’t be your best self. “If you’re putting yourself places where you already shine you’re going to be much more effective at building meaningful connections,” says Zack.
Remember that the key to feeling good is QUALITY not quantity.