Networking literally means connections, interconnections, hence business networking means weaving professional relationships, making new contacts. If we find ourselves at a conference, corporate meeting, or in any other relationship-making opportunity, it’s time to jump in. Avoid talking only to people we know. Instead, overcome shyness and approach strangers in a polite and concise manner by adding a very brief introduction. In addition to our first and last name, toss in a brief introduction to the work we do. It will make the conversation easier and can be a starting point for interesting developments.
Mita Luciani Ranier
Mita comes from an aristocratic family, growing up in an environment where etiquette and poise are not just a set of behavioral precepts, but a true way of life. Her work in public relations pushed her to want to share her innate skills acquired in this field – first through television appearances, then traveling around Italy and abroad. Eventually, she founded Ieparome, the International Etiquette and Protocol Academy of Rome – where the objective is to train young people, professionals, and non-professionals, who wish to establish themselves in their careers and personal lives. Knowing how to speak in public, managing conflictual situations in the office, choosing one’s wardrobe, presenting oneself correctly at a work engagement, or preparing a table, are daily occurrences. Increasing one’s skills means being able to handle these situations in the most effective, relaxed, and natural way possible. An additional resource for anyone.