Your goal for every networking event is to turn initial contacts into valuable relationships. In order to make this happen, you must overcome the discomfort associated with networking. You also have to be willing to introduce yourself to individuals and make a name for yourself. If you have a networking event coming up and you’re feeling less than prepared, here are some tips to help you stand out. 1. Remember the purpose of the event: Networking events are held for professionals who are looking to meet new people and hopefully find a connection that could lead to a job opportunity. Read more.