How do you keep yourself from deciding to ditch a networking event at the last minute?
It's easy to pencil them in on your calendar, especially at the beginning of the week right after that first cup of coffee, but it's a lot harder to go when you get to the end of day and you're tired. My friend Kristan has a great idea.
"Make me volunteer to help you," she said. "That way, I'll be sure to go."
Commit yourself in advance. If someone else is depending on you, you're much less likely to decide to skip it at the last minute. And you'll probably have a much more productive time if you've got a goal when you get there.