But obviously you can't say that, so you have to unsubscribe very politely. People have said to me, “Why did you unsubscribe?” And I'm like, "Are you kidding me?" Just make sure the consent is there when you add people to your mailing lists and make sure it's ok with anything... even if you're semi-friended, make sure it's ok with you so not to create these delicate situations. What was my most awkward networking moment? There used to be those tech conferences in Kansas City and they don't have them anymore.
I'm not as nervous now just because there's all these SEJ summits that we have every year and Pubcon that I'm not as image masking service nervous. This tech conference, I was super nervous and I was texting my brother and I was like, “Oh my god, what if I show up to someone and they just don't want to talk to me? » And my brother says, “Oh, that's never going to happen. When will this happen? Well, that happened to me because I went upstairs and introduced myself to this guy and he was like, 'Yeah, I'm looking for my co-worker right now', and I literally walked away , and I was just standing there.
It was my worst nightmare. Advertising Continue reading below It wasn't like it was the end of the day, and he's trying to take a turn and I'm running after him. He was just standing. He didn't seem to have a purpose. If someone is on the phone or walks away from me, obviously I'm not going to chase after them, like shouting my name, so I don't know. I feel like nothing bad can happen to me after going through this bad experience because it felt like my worst fear was coming true. Are there certain things, certain types of people, certain jokes or the way people act that you think makes networking less awkward?