Here is a bit of amusement about seven types of network attendees I would prefer to avoid:
1.People who come straight up to me, announce their product or service and thrust a card or leaflet in my hand. Do not try to sell to me.
2.People who give no one any time. They say their piece and move on.
3.People who go to networking events to collect business cards so that they can subscribe everyone to their email newsletter without asking.
4.People who make a promise about something such has making a connection or referral and never follow-up.
5.People who interrupt a conversation to give their elevator speech.
6.People who criticize those whom they see as their competitors.
7.People who say this networking event is not as good as another one, unless they are being constructive in helping improve the one they are at.
Of course there are other annoyances. Which ones do you dislike most?