A Networking Guide for Awkward Humans

Dasani Madipalli
The Startup
Published in
5 min readFeb 11, 2021

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So you’ve probably heard — if you want that job, or that promotion or anything else under the sun, you have to network! But what if you suck at first impressions, are perpetually awkward and can’t small talk to save your life?

Well, this is the article for you! I don’t make great first impressions — especially in group settings/conferences. If you talk to me after my 2 hour social battery is drained out I’m a total “awko taco” and you probably won’t understand what I’m saying.

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Dasani Madipalli
The Startup

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