Sarah Smith from Options Insurance and she’s going to give the quickest, simplest tip you probably ever heard for networking.
“Cheers!” I just take my glass and say that to them and they look at me and they say “cheers” back and then we start our conversation. It breaks the ice when you meet somebody new. People get nervous about how they’re going to start a conversation but if you just simply “cheers” whether you have a glass of water or maybe it’s a piece of toast, it doesn’t matter. You’re getting your conversation started.
Saying something simple as ‘cheers’ keeps your conversation casual and easygoing. You can then move on to the basics such as introducing yourself or giving them a sincere compliment.