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6 Tips to Be Less Awkward at Your Holiday Party This Year

Workplace anxiety sucks. 

A work party is not the time to freeze up, it’s time to network and get to know your coworkers.

Of course, it’s hard to network when you’re analyzing your every move and breathing into a paper bag to calm down.

Personally, this is by far my biggest professional bugaboo. When it happens, I feel nearly incapacitated. Words I don’t recognize come tumbling out of my mouth, my throat closes up, and I look around for my next exit or ally to lean on to make it through. If I could, I would avoid work holiday parties altogether.

For some, navigating a room full of people when they’re not 100% secure is a nightmare.

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5 Networking Tips for Introverts, Guest Editor, Nicki Escudero

If the thought of a networking mixer makes you cringe rather than jump for joy, you’re not alone. In her book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain writes at least one-third of the population is introverted. Don’t sacrifice your career growth because you hate large groups – use these tips to network and build solid relationships successfully on your own terms. Continue Reading