Last week, I wrote about conferences and how to survive them. If that sounds like something you need to know you can catch up here. For me, smaller and more personal events can be even more nerve-wracking. At least in a big exhibition hall you can be relatively anonymous if you want to. Walking into a room where everyone knows each other and might just stare at you is just terrifying.
The good news is, it can be done. You just have to do your research, put on your biggest pants and go.