Walter Chen on how to schmooze when you're an introvert is simple and brilliant:

  1. Support others
  2. Treat everyone the same

As most people know, being an introvert doesn't mean that you can't interact with other people, it just means that you find those interactions draining (whereas extroverts, generally speaking, get their energy from being around people). I know a lot of 'hidden' introverts, folk who seem outgoing to those who don't know them but actually need a lot of time to recharge their batteries after an encounter.

For those of us who are introverts internet has made life considerably easier. Social media is one method of networking that doesn't make you feel like the awkward soul gawking in the corner. It's never been easier to follow Chen's recommendations while still taking care of your well-being.