I majored in mathematics in college and I joke about leaning toward the Asperger’s end of the personality spectrum. I always had a more difficult time with the face to face social aspects of business and had to learn the mechanics of networking since it was never natural to me. The WSJ provides a good structure list to follow to help you with smalltalk, which is the gateway to good networking.
Whether you need to improve your sales, customer service, conference networking or anything that involves people, this is good advice. If you are not good at networking and smalltalk then have a read and stretch yourself. Your business is only good as its weakest link.