Difficult or unusual?
28 Sep 2019
At networking events, I’ve always been very efficient. Glance at the badge, quick hello, introduce ourselves, brief question – answer session and then, system failure – how do you end the discussion to go and talk to other people?
It’s embarrassing for both parties. Do you say that you have another meeting? Do you laugh and say you really need a coffee?
And then one day I simply thanked the person for the conversation, shook their hand warmly and said that I hoped to meet them again.
It was unusual, that’s for sure! But was it difficult? No.
In fact, the other person was relieved and grateful that I took the initiative to end the conversation.
What about you? What could you think of as unusual rather than difficult?