Arrive early and be ready to really listen in order to overcome confidence issues and make the most of networking events, writes author Robert Kelsey in this advice column. Kelsey suggests networkers be ready to tell their story in one or two lines when asked, and make plans to leave early. "I normally set myself the task of having five good conversations, as well as meeting the key people I set out to meet. Then I call it a day," Kelsey writes.

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