In order to attract more people than you did last year at network events, avoid racing around trying to fit into every circle.  It is not about who you want to meet, it is about who wants to meet you. Go easy on the business cards. Don’t force it on someone that is not interested. Don’t show off or brag. People who brag will only succeed at impressing themselves. If you are not great in marketing, networking is a great first step to improve your skills. The idea is to enhance your network with people that compliment who you rather than take away from who you are. – See more at: