Networking, in the traditional sense, can be a pain in the a**. After all, few things are as awkward as sitting around with a bunch of strangers and trying to find a way to collaborate professionally.

But it’s the age of the Internet, and there’s never been an easier time to track down like-minded people and connect with them. Moreover, you don’t have to only meet someone at a formal event—over a cup of coffee works too.

Scroll the gallery to find out how you can become a better networker overnight (yes, really).

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An earlier version of this article first appeared in CLEO August 2017.