Networking is quite tricky for us introverts. Any tips on how we can be effective in connecting with others and building relationships?
I am an introvert myself. And I know how hard it is. But, thats exactly why I keep pushing myself to do it daily. Building relationships is one the best things you could do for yourself. We are introverts. But, we don't necessarily need to be like that. Once you consciously keep making an effort, it is going to click one day.
I would say the best way to go about doing this is to build an online relationships to warm up a connection. And, then, meet the person. Since you have already had a conversation beforehand, things would be less hard and awkward. You already have some history to begin with.
I do this and it has worked for me.
You might want to read up on Dorie Clark. She talks a lot about how introverts can network.
Hope this helps.