To find out more about the event and what I learned read below...
I grabbed a seat at the bar and struck up a conversation with the person next to me. He too was attending the event. I got to know a bit more about him in a casual and generally quiet setting. He was attending the event to chat about his companies' new liquor delivery app, Eliqxer. It's really a brilliant idea. They will be launching sometime in May. I told him all about Arbonne and the great people I get to work with. There was a nice dialogue happening. Making casual conversation is my preferred way to "network". Going to a giant party with about 500 strangers by myself was a bit more uncomfortable.
I had a great time and I look forward to the next one but for now the fun is in the follow up. It's all well and good that you made contacts but the most important thing to do is follow up with all of those people you clicked with. I like to call first and if I leave a voice message today I will follow up that with an email tomorrow. Speaking of I've gotta get back to my calls, until next time!
Oh! Here's the link for the Network After Work page. Maybe I'll see you there next time!