You are in a crowded room (really any social gathering) and a little anxious meeting new people. What’s one of the easiest ways to make conversation in any setting? Compliment a nice element of someone’s wardrobe. It usually gets them talking about something they like and warms up the discussion. Although at a business networking event you already have a common ground for discussion, this tip goes for any event where you want to make an impression and talk to new people. Dress sharply and think about including a unique special element. Consider memorable accessories. For ladies, it can be an heirloom broach or seasonal silk scarf that will spark discussion. Men can wear a savvy pocket square, chic cuff links or subtle printed tie. Some suggestions to follow in the next post.