The Tell Me More Project is a collaboration between Melissa Grossman and Cris Kristofits who are like chalk and cheese when it comes to their networking styles. Melissa Grossman was a classic anti-networker until she adopted an incredibly cute and charismatic shelter dog. On their walks, strangers stopped them to say hello and to hear the story of how he and she came to be on their respective ends of the leash. In time, many of those strangers became connections who shared their stories, resources, and ideas. Those sidewalk experiences became her model for how to connect with others at more traditional networking events: be relaxed, be curious, be receptive, and be kind. Unfortunately her dog wasn’t welcome at those 8 AM business breakfasts, but she learned how to have good conversations as if he were! Melissa organizes the Networking Hub and Business Juice events for the BWN. Connect with Melissa on LinkedIn.