Do your homework: Research the guest list
This is one of the secret strategies that only the master networkers implement.
Try to obtain a list of the people who will be attending the event. Then do a quick “Google” Internet search on each of the potential attendees. You want to find out what they do. Find out any of their recent accomplishments.
Another key homework item is to keep up to date on current events that may effect the people you will be networking with. These include local news, weather and industry events or happenings.
The amazing benefits of doing this quick research will be the powerful connections that you will make. Imagine having someone comment to you about one of your happenings. How impressed would you be?
This strategy also gives you a great opening to start a conversation with the people you want to connect with.
But dont take my word for it, try it yourself and enjoy the benefits.