Author: Devora Zack
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Networking is the art of building and maintaining connections for shared positive outcomes. This field guide begins by politely examining, and then shattering to pieces, traditional networking truisms.
Author: Matthew Pollard, Derek Lewis
An introvert? Great at sales? YES. Sales is a skill anyone can learn and master-and introverts are especially good at it once they learn how to leverage their natural strengths. Introverts aren't comfortable with traditional tactics like aggressively pushing a product or talking over a customer's objections. That's the beauty of The Introvert's Edge: it doesn't focus on the sale itself but on a sales system that helps introverts feel sincere instead of sales-y. Powerful and practical, the book reveals how to: Find natural confidence * Prepare for every situation * Present your value so that customers want to buy * Sidestep objections * Judge when the customer's ready to buy * Ask for the sale-without asking * Continually adapt and improve * Profit from a process that doesn't rely on personality * Enjoy sales With stories of introverted entrepreneurs, salespeople, and business owners who went from stagnant to success, The Introvert's Edge shows you how to succeed in sales-without changing who you are.
Author: Patti Denucci
Networking and business referral expert DeNucci teaches a more holistic, purposeful, and effective approach to networking. She offers stories, techniques, and tips gleaned from her experiences as a respected communicator, entrepreneur, consultant, and connector.
Author: Judy Robinett
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Create a personal "power grid" of influence to spark professional and personal success "Other people have the answers, deals, money, access, power, and influence you need to get what you want in this world. To achieve any goal, you need other people to help you do it." -- JUDY ROBINETT As anyone in business knows, strategic planning is critical to achieving long-term success. In How to Be a Power Connector, super-networker Judy Robinett argues that strategic relationship planning should be your top priority. When you combine your specific skills and talents with a clear, workable path for creating and managing your relationships, nothing will stop you from meeting your goals. With high-value connections, you'll tap into a dynamic "power grid" of influence guaranteed to accelerate your personal and professional success. Robinett uses her decades of experience connecting the world's highest achievers with one another to help you build high-value relationships. She reveals all the secrets of her trade, including proven ways to: Find and enter the best network "ecosystem" to meet your goals Reach even the most unreachable people quickly and effectively Get anyone's contact information within 30 seconds Create a "3-D connection" that adds value to multiple people at the same time Access key infl uencers through industry and community events Subtly seed conversation with information about interests and needs Use social media to your best advantage Robinett has based her methods on solid research proving that social groups begin to break up when they become larger than 150 people, and that 50 members is the optimal size for group communication. As such, she has developed what she calls the "5+50+100" method: contact your top 5 connections daily, your Key 50 weekly, and your Vital 100 monthly. this is your power grid, and it will work wonders for your career. Nothing will stop you when you learn How to Be a Power Connector. PRAISE FOR HOW TO BE A POWER CONNECTOR: "Unlike many books in this genre, this one is written by a woman who has lived it.. . . Judy Robinett offers guidance on how to form authentic relationships that bring mutual benefits." -- ADAM GRANT, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take "How to Be a Power Connector is like an MBA in networking: an advanced course in finding and developing quality relationships with the people who can make the biggest difference in your professional success." -- IVAN MISNER, founder and chairman of BNI "Talk about power! Follow Judy Robinett's logical, straightforward, and helpfully detailed advice, and you can be a 'Power Connector' yourself! Great ideas, well presented, with no ‘wasted space’ in her argument!" -- DON PEPPERS, coauthor of Extreme Trust: Honesty as a Competitive Advantage "Absolutely brilliant. A step-by-step guide to building a network that will be both invaluable to you and just as valuable to those whose lives you will now have the opportunity to touch. I can't imagine a more powerful book for one who truly desires to be a Power Connector." -- BOB BURG, coauthor of The Go-Giver and author of Adversaries into Allies "In the C-Suite or in your personal life everything comes down to the quality of your relationships. Judy's book helps you attract and maintain the relationships that will get you what you want most. Be a super connector now!" -- JEFFREY HAYZLETT, TV host and bestselling author of Running the Gauntlet
Author: Joe Sweeney
Publisher: BenBella Books
The author offers advice on effective networking using his 5/10/15 networking plan, illustrating the concepts by dozens of examples from his own life.
Author: Scott Gerber, Ryan Paugh
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Abandon the networking-for-networking's-sake mentality in favor of a more powerful and effective approach to creating and enhancing connections. STOP NETWORKING. Seriously, stop doing it. Now. It is time to ditch the old networking-for networking's-sake mentality in favor of a more powerful and effective approach to creating and enhancing connections. In Superconnector, Scott Gerber and Ryan Paugh reveal a new category of professionals born out of the social media era: highly valuable community-builders who make things happen through their keen understanding and utilization of social capital. Superconnectors understand the power of relationship-building, problem-solve by connecting the dots at high levels, and purposefully cause different worlds and communities to interact with the intention of creating mutual value. How can you become a Superconnector? Gerber and Paugh share instructive anecdotes from a who's who roster of high achievers, revealing how to systematically manage a professional community and maximize its value. Of utmost importance is practicing Habitual Generosity, acting on the knowledge that your greatest returns come when you least expect them, and that by putting others' needs first the good karma will flow back to you tenfold. Gerber and Paugh also explore winning strategies such as The Art of Selectivity, a well-honed ability to define which relationships matter most for you and decide how you will maintain them over time. Full of helpful advice on how to communicate with anyone about anything, Google-proof your reputation, and much more, Superconnector is a must-read for those seeking personal and business success.
Author: Marcia Ballinger, Nathan A. Perez
Lauded by Fortune 500 and international business leaders around the world, The 20-Minute Networking Meeting is a carefully constructed job-search model designed to break into the "Invisible Job Market," where the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that over 70% of all jobs are obtained.Using the best elements of networkers from a wide array of businesses and industries, and combined with 40 years of the authors' professional networking experience from a hiring perspective, The 20-Minute Networking Meeting takes the 5 most important parts of networking meeting and culminates in an efficient, concise and highly productive networking model.Chock full of real-world scenarios, short stories, meeting examples, and dozens of tips and observations from hiring authorities and recruiting experts, The 20-Minute Networking Meeting shares the wisdom of senior executives who have been in transition (looking for work), and the perspectives of those who are most asked to network. Constructed to simplify and clarify networking for job-search, The 20-Minute Networking Meeting also contains fully written networking scenarios that show the entire 20MNM model in action, ending with a complete set of "readiness worksheets" that guide the reader through actual networking preparation.Founded on the premises of gratitude, positivity, and reciprocity, The 20-Minute Networking Meeting has found great success in the hands of executives, career coaches, outplacement firms, college graduates, and sales professionals around the globe.
Author: Ivan Misner, Brian Hilliard
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
Grow Your Business with the Right Connections It’s easy to feel like networking is a waste of time, energy, or money—but that just means you’re doing it wrong. In this new edition of Networking Like a Pro, networking experts Dr. Ivan Misner and Brian Hilliard reveal key networking techniques to help you grow your business. In this comprehensive guide, you’ll discover strategies that go beyond collecting business cards and turn networking into a profitable resource for your business. Dive into this book and discover how the most successful networkers leverage their brand, expertise, and customers to achieve greatness in life. You’ll learn how to: Attract the right people with a carefully crafted Unique Selling Proposition Gain your most valuable customers with referrals from networking partners Make your best first impression with the 12 x 12 x 12 Rule Choose networking events and activities that best fit your needs Build and expand your network with a calculated follow-up strategy Avoid behaviors that damage your reputation and push potential partners away Plus, gain access to worksheets, templates, and the Networking Scorecard designed to help you get the most out of your network. If you’re ready to build connections that turn relationships into profitable customers, the Networking Like a Pro is for you!
Author: Charlie Lawson
Publisher: Ecademy Press
How anyone can succeed at networking. Do you really enjoy networking? We're all told we should network. But what if you find it hard to talk to people? What if you'd rather not go networking at all? Imagine you didn't fear networking... the rewards would be immense. You'd build better relationships, meet new clients, and bring in more new business. Charlie Lawson is an Unnatural Networker to the core. He shows you in this book how he went from being a complete non-networker to being confident to network anywhere, anytime, with anyone. As head of the UK & Ireland's biggest networking and referral organisation, BNI, he now trains thousands of business people how to do the same. The Unnatural Networker will help you to: have confidence to network; build a better business by developing an effective networking strategy; remove the fear, so you can actually enjoy networking; generate more business through networking.
Author: Porter Gale
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
An internationally known public speaker, entrepreneur, and marketing executive shares practical, up-to-date tips for mastering the skills of networking. Networking doesn’t have to be that frenzied old-school game of calendars packed with stuffy power lunches and sterile evenings at community business gatherings. We’ve entered a new era, one in which shifting cultural values and the explosion of digital technology enable us to network in vastly more efficient, more focused, and more enjoyable ways. A fresh take on How to Win Friends and Influence People, Your Network Is Your Net Worth is an entertaining, straightforward guide filled with revealing case studies, hands-on advice, and innovative strategies for building your network. Written by sought-after speaker, entrepreneur, and marketing executive Porter Gale, with a foreword by Apple evangelist and bestselling author Guy Kawasaki, this book shows you how to establish, expand, and nurture your connections both online and off. New ways to network are popping up every day—and Gale tells you how to make the most of them—but even traditional networking opportunities are not the same animals that they once were, and we need to shift our attitudes and approaches accordingly. Networking has evolved from a transactional game to a transformational process. Whereas once it was about power plays, now it’s about charting your own course, following your passions, and making meaningful connections, which in turn increase your happiness and productivity. In addition to chronicling her own rise from an ad agency intern to an in-demand consultant, Gale also shares the inspiring stories of so many others who live by this networking model: a military wife who connects with social media communities while her husband is deployed overseas, a young woman blog-ger battling leukemia, a dyslexic politician who wins elections by telling stories, and the CEO of a Major League Baseball team who once made a phone call that changed the course of his life. When you focus on your passions and reorganize your networking around your values and beliefs, you will discover the kind of lasting relationships, personal transformation, and, ultimately, tangible wealth that are the foundation for happiness and success. With a message both timely and important, Your Network Is Your Net Worth is the definitive handbook to Networking 2.0.
Author: David Fisher
Publisher: Rockstar Publishing
No matter what your goals, who you know is as important as what you know. In the 21st century, networking is a combination of sales, marketing, relationship-building, and career management. It's the difference between those who get by and those who are getting ahead! This book is for anyone who realizes that their professional success hinges on the network they create. No matter what your job title or position, your ability to connect with others is the key to finding the resources you need to achieve success. Whether you are a born introvert or a natural "people-person," this book will help build your skills and confidence. Robust, effective networks don't happen by accident. If you are ready to bring your network into the 21st century-let's go! Learn how to: Share your personal brand so that your network will opt-in to you. Move past the mental obstacles that hold back most professionals. Use new technology to strengthen your relationships without spending extra time. And more..."
Author: Ivan Misner, Hazel M. Walker, Frank J. De Raffelle Jr
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
It’s no surprise that communicating with the opposite sex can be tricky. Hidden in the glitches are often misleading assumptions about each gender that beg for help. Finally, help is here. Learn the secrets to accurately reading between the gender lines, and uncover a new edge for your business—the power to effectively talk business and successfully network with the opposite sex.
Author: Darcy Rezac, Judy Thomson, Gayle Hallgren
Networking requires you to "kiss a lot of frogs" (i.e., meet a lot of people) to find your "princes"-those precious few who can make a difference in your life. But the real secret to networking is discovering what you can do for someone else. Networking guru Darcy Rezac helps redefine networking-his "what can I do for you?" approach has helped thousands overcome their fear of networking and find more success. Rezac uses his trademarked 7-step N.E.T.W.O.R.K. process to help readers avoid the "toads" and make the right connections-in business and in life. N: Never leave home without one's business cards E: Establish, exchange, engage-simple techniques that really work T: Travel in pairs-how to have more fun networking W:"Work the pond"-practice Positive Networking and use time wisely O: Opportunity is everywhere-discover "small-worlds" connections R: Repeat, repeat, repeat-the more networking one does, the better one gets K: Keep it going-the art of follow-up and relationship-building
Author: J. Kelly Hoey
Cut through the networking noise and start building the powerful, real relationships needed to succeed in our digital world If you think of networking as schmoozing at boring cocktail parties or scrolling through LinkedIn for new contacts to add, think again. In the social media age, you need a modern roadmap for creating and cultivating meaningful connections to stand out from the crowd and achieve any of your goals, no matter how big or small. In Build Your Dream Network, acclaimed business columnist and networking expert J. Kelly Hoey offers a fresh new approach to mastering this timeworn skill in a world where everyone is posting, liking, and friending fast and furiously, but many are failing to leverage their connections successfully. Hoey presents innovative strategies for forming strong relationships—the genuine, mutually beneficial, long-lasting kind—using all of the social tools at your disposal. She also reveals creative and surprisingly simple ways to harness the power of your network to accomplish any ambition, from landing your dream job or a coveted account or client to successfully crowdfunding a new business venture. Build Your Dream Network will help you: - Determine the most effective ways to connect with others so you don’t clutter your calendar with dead-end coffee dates and informational interviews - Synchronize IRL networking efforts with your digital outreach - Turn “closed door” conversations into strong personal relationships and business opportunities - Eliminate FOMO by keeping your networking efforts focused Packed with infographics, flowcharts, and encouraging advice, Build Your Dream Network shows how small adjustments in your daily routine, generosity, and goal-focused efforts are all it takes to set you apart and ignite the powerful connections that will lead to major opportunities for success.
Author: Rob Sperry
Through 8 years of research, advice from the top worldwide influencers & 500 books studied Rob has the formula to successful networking. This formula has 3 1/2 Laws that will enhance your network skills to increase sales, revolutionize your relationships & build a referral engine.