The Real Business of Parties
Networking the office Christmas party was a ticket to promotion for Julia Palmer. While working in Sweden for a global events and conferencing company, she attended the firm's London Christmas celebration and started chatting with the general manager.
By chance, he was transferred six months later to Stockholm to be the then 25- year-old Palmer's boss.
"Because we had met socially those months before, we already had a connection," she says.