Is this form of networking still worth it like it may have been years ago before social media took force?
One of my initial opinions is that it's more impersonal than even cold calling individuals from companies.
I say that because at least when you cold call, you can research that person to learn more information about them. That helps warm them up faster and gives you a 50% chance of advantage to a successful call.
At an event, you have no clue who will be there until you pick a conversation in hopes it clicks.
Maybe list some pros and cons if you can.
I'd love to hear the experiences.