How to network like a pro

The daily grind of receptions is much more than just exchanging business cards with people in nice suits.

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
Angolan Ambassador Agostinho Tavares da Silva Neto shakes hands with then-Jamaican high commissioner Sheila Sealy Monteith last November at Angola's Independence Day reception at the Chateau Laurier.
Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Published: Wednesday, 09/10/2014 12:00 am EDT

A ballroom filled with ambassadors, military personnel, politicians and other notables is an intimidating sight for someone new to the diplomatic scene in Ottawa.

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