1) Watch your body language
You say a lot about yourself without even speaking, so review your posture to make sure you don’t look closed off or unintentionally aggressive. Uncross your arms, slow your breathing and smile. This will send the message that you’re open for conversations.
And don’t forget your surroundings. Don’t hide against the wall or choose to sit at an empty table or row of empty seats – you’ll miss out on the best opportunity to network!