They say it's not what you know, but who you know -- and this networking advice should help you make quality business connections. From Business Insider, the infographic 'How to Become a Master Networker' offers 11 tips on being better at networking.
Hosting your own informal happy hour is one way to help people you already know, while also meeting new contacts. Instead of going in with an elevator pitch or making it all about you, be open and genuinely care about people. Practical networking advice includes swapping business cards later after you have gotten to know a person first and if there is a real connection there. Quality over quantity applies here. It's also good to tell a story to be more memorable and diversity across industries.