Introverts are great networkers
“The great news is, you can be an amazing networker as an introvert,” Crocker assured attendees. You might have to approach networking a bit more strategically. For starters, commit to the quality of interactions over the quantity. “Focus on intentional one-on-one connections rather than meeting as many people as possible,” she said.
It might also help to bring a friend to new social situations, especially someone who is extroverted and has no apprehension about approaching groups of people. “‘There is no shame in having someone along for support,” Crocker said.
And be sure to take time to recharge. At conferences, use the allotted lunch break to be alone or take an hour before attending any evening events to regroup in your hotel room. “That is important to know about yourself,” Crocker said. “You are going to be at your best when you rest and recharge.”