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work the room

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Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts. OR It's not what the world holds for you it's what you bring to it
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Verb

work the room

  1. (idiomatic, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To interact enthusiastically with the attendees at an event, by moving among them, greeting them, and engaging them in conversation.
    As a campaigning politician, he really knew how to shake hands, kiss babies, and work the room.
  2. (idiomatic, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To interact with one's audience, taking queues from its reactions and adapting one's performance or words to elicit the audience's attention and enthusiasm.
    • 1989, Alvin Klein, "THEATER; 'Jerry's Girls,' Revue, in East Windsor," New York Times, 26 Feb. (retrieved 3 July 2008),
      In show business parlance, Miss Hudson knows how to "work the room." Her comic turns are as rooted in vaudeville as her high-style wit is straight out of the smart supper club circuit.

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