So, one more time I walked Nancy over to someone I knew and introduced her. When we met up later she told me that she managed to meet several more contacts on her own. One was a potential Power Partner that she was particularly looking forward to getting to know better. She also mentioned that she was able to introduce a few people that she met earlier in the evening and it made her feel like she was contributing to their success.
Nancy was a quick study. Throughout the years I have seen her at various functions and she will typically have someone with her who has never been to a mixer. One time I jokingly told her that she should get a medal for helping so many people get comfortable with mixers. Nancy laughed and said, “I can’t believe how much I missed out on all those years before I knew how much fun this could be!”