Etiquette: Greeting Someone at a Networking Event - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. If you want to greet someone at a networking event, simply walk up to that person, extend your hand and say your first and last name and then tell something about yourself. Remember to look at their name tag so you can pronounce their name correctly. And then you will want to ask them an open ended question. For example you could say, how do you know the host or hostess? What did you enjoy most about today's conference? Make sure you smile, make small talk, listen and then conclude the conversation with a handshake.