I’m always pleasantly surprised when I come across someone’s Top Networking Tips list that includes tips I hadn’t seen before. Richard Mueller, a Minneapolis-based graphic designer, has also posted his networking tips. Here’s a quick summary:

  1. Big groups are always better
  2. Drag singles along
  3. Don’t dance with the one you brung
  4. Nicotine Networking for nonsmokers
  5. Plan fast, eat slowly
  6. Use other peoples’ business cards for notes
  7. Organize your business card collection
  8. How to remember names
  9. How to remember faces
  10. Don’t drop the ball – use your new contacts

Test these tips and select the ones that are right for you — and do more of what works for you in your business networking at events.