Networking Tip: Avoid the poppy seed bagels.
Do you love bagels? I do.
I typically speak at 25 or more conferences per year. And a great many of them offer a breakfast option, with croissants, pastries, and bagels.
Often, the bagel varieties include poppy seed and “Everything.”
Quick tip: Avoid them.
I don’t understand Poppy Seed Physics, but those tiny little black dots seem to mysteriously appear between your teeth, even hours later, an unattractive impediment to networking.
Even if you love them, on a pure cost-benefit basis, I’d recommend eschewing, rather than chewing, poppy seed-based food during professional conferences.
You don’t want to be remembered as “that guy.”