Went to attend a talk couple of days back.
Was fun, filled with ton of rich ideas, and sitting in a room full of learned people.
What came out of that talk, was peculiarly spectacular:
The speaker kept asking different questions to different people and all gave their respective answers.
Of all those, two people who actually stood out for the crowd were those who had ACTUALLY done the work on that speaker’s ideas.
And no one, absolutely no one forgot them.
Why am I telling this to you?
Because, it doesn’t matter how many networking events you attend.
Unless you “do the work” no one will notice you.
And when you “do the work” you need not show yourself to them, you’ll be seen.
You’ll be seen.