Much has been said and written about preparing for networking events by developing a 30 to 60 second “infomercial” that you can use when introducing yourself. But then what? Since introverts don’t particularly enjoy (or excel at) making “small talk,” the next step can be very challenging, but blogger Meghan Wier has come up with a great solution.

In her blog post, What’s Your Story?, Meg describes the process of drafting a 3-5 minute synopsis that you can have on tap when someone asks you to “tell us a little about yourself.” You know that situation is inevitable, so why not be prepared? You’ll feel more at ease, and you’ll be more interesting too – both of which will help you to network more effectively.