How do you get the critical yes? That one that will open a door just a tiny little bit and let you wiggle a toe in there?
Be prepared when someone asks what are you working on.
-Leave out the back story.
-Leave out the excuses, the hemming and hawing, and the half apologies.
-Be succinct and watch the non verbal or sometimes even verbal cues.
be yourself. Connect as a human to another human.