That was a comment made on one of our networking skills seminars when a delegate was asked how he felt when he went networking. I was a little suprised as he was a fellow speaker and I thought a very self-confident person.
My only response was to suggest he behaves like the nice man he is and to act purely naturally.
We shouldn't see the attendance at business events as 'being on stage' but just at work but not in our normal environement. I hoped this helps you, the reader and also my delegate who felt he was being watched on csmera, being judged and maybe found wanting!