Networking events can be extremely beneficial to expanding your career and improving your business. For many people, though, they can be equally stressful and awkward. One reason for that is because we are going into the unknown with new people and have no idea how they're going to react. It's hard to know which conversations to join, which groups to leave alone, and when somebody wants to talk more or would rather move on.
Being able to read body language and understand what people are thinking is a great way to relieve some of this stress and this video from CreativeLive provides a few great tips on doing just that.