"Oh God. Another networking event. How can I squirm out of this one? Is a child going to be sick? Maybe a water pipe might burst?" These are always my thoughts before having to drag my tired carcass to a networking event. It's fair to say - I'm not keen. I don't know if this is because I don't like entering a room and introducing myself to strangers. But then if I do go with someone else, I end up hiding behind them and not saying much and looking like a bit of a buffoon. It'