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Networking events remind me of online dating; you tend to repeat the same conversations with different people over and over again. It's because questions people ask when they first meet someone is often prescriptive. "Is this your first time here?", "Where do you work?" and, here's one I get all the time, "That's an interesting name. What does it mean?" The point of networking events is to build mutually beneficial professional relationships. There are better questions to ask if you want to make the most of networking events. Here's a list of them.