Behind-the-scenes advice for busy solo professionals courtesy of Michael Katz, Blue Penguin Development

am thinking about yesterday.

I attended a networking meeting of about 40 people.

The speaker, visiting from the west coast, had us move our chairs into the middle of the room, so we were sitting in a big circle.

Let me just say, few things freak out a bunch of stodgy New Englanders faster than forcing us out behind the safety of conference room tables.

But it changed the energy instantly. People were much more engaged and attentive, even before she began her presentation.

Content may be king, but format isn’t far behind.