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12 Networking Tips for Shy and Anti-Social IT Pros

Rich Hein | Feb. 20, 2013
Being an introvert isn't the end of the world or your career. However, to be successful in the IT field today, you've got to overcome shyness and learn that it's OK to ask for (and offer) help.

12. De-stress Yourself Before or After Stressful Situations

Do networking situations make you feel anxious? Exercise, transcendental meditation, yoga, Tai Chi or just straight meditation are all useful tools to help alleviate tension and clear your mind. "Techniques such as meditation, yoga or exercise can help to release endorphins that reduce stress and create a positive mindset in social settings," says Sampson.

The bottom-line find something that works for you and use it.

 

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