If you have occasion to talk to a top executive, don't try to dominate a conversation by showing how much you know or trying too hard to impress the person, Patty Azzarello writes. "Even if you think you only have a once in a lifetime, 5 or 15 minute meeting with an executive, you are far better off making a personal connection, than trying to wow them with some kind of brilliant statement or pitch," she writes.

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