Actually this article uses the technique to land a job but it works just as effectively as a BD tool. Clearly you will need to add a few tweaks.
Quite interesting psychology - worth a read.
However, the key to this is that it can't be disingenuous. You shouldn't be flattering people for the sake of trying to get yourself a new job — you really need to be interested in them and what they have to say. This is an amazing opportunity to learn and be inspired. Don't ruin that by being self-centered and thinking only of your next move. The job will come. But right now you have an amazing opportunity to make connections with some incredibly talented and smart people. Take advantage of that.