Cupping, or how to break into a conversation

 

5You’re at a networking meeting and you want to talk to someone who is in a tight knit little group.

What do you do?

Do you hover and hope one of them will spot you and let you in?

Do you interrupt the conversation?

Cupping* provides a neat solution.

Simply cup the elbow of anyone in the group. They will automatically turn towards you, giving the opportunity to smile winningly and say, “May I join you?”

(If you are a normal polite human being you will notice when someone is hovering and invite them to join in your conversation so this tactic should never be necessary.)

*Other forms of cupping are available.

How do you break into huddles at networking meetings?

For fun business networking, try Drive the Network!

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *