When I'm at a networking event, I tend to keep to myself and not talk to anyone (which totally defeats the purpose of being at a networking event). Don't be like me! Use this path to learn how to engage with your fellow humans and show off your best side.
We've all known that person who *never* stops talking. Don't be that person.
What, exactly, is the point of small talk? Chit chat seems like a waste of time to me, but apparently it has some benefits when building relationships. *shrug* Who knew?
The hardest part of meeting people is that first step. How do you approach someone and introduce yourself to them? Don't be awkward like me -- use these resources to help you make new friends.
Asking questions of other people is important, so that you're not the only one talking. (See step 1.) There's a fine line between being curious and being nosy -- use these resources to help you navigate that difference.
If there's one thing I hate, it's when someone acts fake. It's the worst.