I was just at a Women’s Rainmaker Convention for lawyers in Tahoe and I learned a fun little idea I’d like to share.

10/22/12 I was just at a Women’s Rainmaker Convention for lawyers in Tahoe and I learned a fun little idea I’d like to share.  We were discussing how difficult it is to interrupt a small of people who are talking at an event.  How do you know you will be welcomed?  This often causes an awkward moment for both you and the group.
The idea is to look at the group’s feet.  If they are all pointing towards each other, then forget it.  They are not going to welcome you into their group.  However, if their feet are pointing in different directions, sometimes away from the group or to the side, then hop right in with “mind if I join you”. Try to restrain yourself from saying “I noticed your feet were pointing sideways, and therefore you won’t mind if I join you”.
I tried this already once, and it worked….. Keep up the good work.