Networking for People Who Hate Networking: A Field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the Underconnected
Shows how the networking-averse can succeed by working with the very traits that make them hate traditional networkingWritten by a proud introvert who is also an enthusiastic networkerIncludes field-tested tips and techniques for virtually any situation Are you the kind of person who would rather get a root canal than face a group of strangers? Does the phrase “working a room” make you want to retreat to yours? Does traditional networking advice seem like it’s in a foreign language?Devora Zack, an avowed introvert and a successful consultant who speaks to thousands of people every year, feels your pain. She found that most networking advice books assume that to succeed you have to become an outgoing, extraverted person. Or at least learn how to fake it. Not at all. There is another way.This book shatters stereotypes about people who dislike networking. They’re not shy or misanthropic. Rather, they tend to be reflective—they think before they talk. They focus intensely on a few things rather than broadly on a lot of things. And they need time alone to recharge. Because they’ve been told networking is all about small talk, big numbers and constant contact, they assume it’s not for them.But it is! Zack politely examines and then smashes to tiny fragments the “dusty old rules” of standard networking advice. She shows how the very traits that ordinarily make people networking-averse can be harnessed to forge an approach that is just as effective as more traditional approaches, if not better. And she applies it to all kinds of situations, not just formal networking events. After all, as she says, life is just one big networking opportunity—a notion readers can now embrace.Networking enables you to accomplish the things that are important to you. But you can’t adopt a style that goes against who you are—and you don’t have to. “I have never met a person who did not benefit tremendously from learning how to network—on his or her own terms”, Zack writes. “You do not succeed by denying your natural temperament; you succeed by working with your strengths.”
Published by: Berrett-Koehler Publishers | Publication date: 07/27/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 192 pages
Are you ready to build a network, but aren't sure where to start? Networking All-In-One For Dummies, 6th Edition walks you through the basics. With nine self-contained minibooks that feature the latest updates on networking trends, including revised content for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, as well as updated coverage of broadband technologies, storage, and back-up, this fully-updated text will become your go-to guide for network development. This easy-to-understand guide gives you everything you need to dive into the network development game. Networking entails the connection of two or more computers, allowing them to share resources and exchange data. This is essential in the workplace, and has become highly popular in home settings as more and more people are connecting their home computers. Whether you're a network administrator or someone who wants to create a home-based network, understanding how to build your network effectively is critical to your success.
- Learn networking basics, including what a network is and how to build one
- Understand how to effectively carry out network administration while maintaining high levels of security
- Explore different types of networking, including wireless and mobile
- Leverage the most up to date information that covers the latest networking trends and practices
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 02/03/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 818 pages
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
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education | Publication date: 05/23/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 257 pages
This book demystifies the amazing architecture and protocols of computers as they communicate over the Internet. While very complex, the Internet operates on a few relatively simple concepts that anyone can understand. Networks and networked applications are embedded in our lives. Understanding how these technologies work is invaluable. This book was written for everyone - no technical knowledge is required!While this book is not specifically about the Network+ or CCNA certifications, it as a way to give students interested in these certifications a starting point.
Published by: Charles Severance | Publication date: 05/26/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 122 pages
Rob has come up with 3 ½ Laws that will enhance yournetwork marketing skills to increase sales, revolutionize your relationships and build areferral engine.The top inventors, visionaries and mavericks all used networking tolaunch and leverage their companies. Whether it was Thomas Edison networkingwith Henry Ford to put his batteries in Ford's cars, or if was SteveJobs networking with George Lucas to acquire Pixar or social change likeBill Gates and Warren Buffet networking and creating the Giving Pledge, which has generated more financial contribution than any other charity inhistory, these visionaries used the 3 1/2 Laws that I illustrate in this book.You will benefit in the same way they did, to create lasting change, exponentialgrowth and massive success.
Published by: Rob Sperry | Publication date: 06/09/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 158 pages
A practical guide to help you build meaningful and authentic relationships.When you register for a conference, it’s a big investment.The cost might be covered by your company, but you will still need to be out of the office for a few days. Are you planning ahead so you’ll use the time away strategically? Do you feel confident about making the most of the opportunities at the event?Rather than collect an overflowing stack of business cards on your desk, learn how to follow up effectively. Collecting business cards is not building relationships.Whether you’re an introvert or extrovert, networking novice or master schmoozer, this book is for you.You’re probably wondering about the title--what does “croissants” and “bagels” have to do with networking? Picture those tight networking circles at events--those are the “bagels.” If someone opens up their body language and makes space for others to join the circle--viola! “Croissant.” Set the intention to meet people and your body language will reflect your intention.If you feel anxious about networking, this book shares practical steps to help you feel empowered.This book focuses on being inclusive. Clear examples of how to approach and engage people who are different from you are provided, so they’ll want to keep the conversation going.Recognized networking expert and speaker Robbie Samuels shares these and many other tips and strategies to help you level-up your networking prowess. Whether your goal is to get the most ROI from participation in conferences or elevate your ability to network authentically, you will walk away with techniques enabling you to be more strategic, more effective, and more inclusive.
Published by: Movement Publishing | Publication date: 07/23/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 122 pages
Networking Is a Contact Sport: How Staying Connected and Serving Others Will Help You Grow Your Business, Expand Your Influence -- or Even Land Your Next Job
How did Joe Sweeney get Bob Costas to come to Milwaukee (in the middle of winter)? become the wingman” to the archbishop of New York City? take Brett Favre’s off-the-field income from $65,000 to more than $4 million?The answer is simple. Networking.Master networker Joe Sweeney shares his networking secrets from a long and successful career as a business owner, sports agent and executive and investment banking consultant. His first secret: master networkers are focused on giving, not getting.With today’s difficult economy and uncertain workplace, networking has never been more important. Sweeney’s simple but effective 5/10/15 networking plan will give you a leg up in the current job market, help you stay employed, or, if you’ve been laid off, find your next job. The cliché that who you know is more important than what you know has never been truer. Sweeney illustrates his insights with dozens of helpful examples from his own life (along with a few fascinating insider sports stories).With special sections on networking for women and minorities, insights into the usefulness (and handicaps) of social networking sites, how to get (and why you need) a wingman and profiles of other master networkers, Networking Is a Contact Sport is a practical and essential guide for anyone who wants to get ahead in today’s economy.
Published by: BenBella Books | Publication date: 10/05/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 258 pages
The core concepts and technologies of Windows networking Networking can be a complex topic, especially for those new to the field of IT. This focused, full-color book takes a unique approach to teaching Windows networking to beginners by stripping down a network to its bare basics, thereby making each topic clear and easy to understand. Focusing on the new Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) program, this book pares down to just the essentials, showing beginners how to gain a solid foundation for understanding networking concepts upon which more advanced topics and technologies can be built. This straightforward guide begins each chapter by laying out a list of topics to be discussed, followed by a concise discussion of the core networking skills you need to have to gain a strong handle on the subject matter. Chapters conclude with review questions and suggested labs so you can measure your level of understanding of the chapter's content.
- Serves as an ideal resource for gaining a solid understanding of fundamental networking concepts and skills
- Offers a straightforward and direct approach to networking basics and covers network management tools, TCP/IP, the name resolution process, and network protocols and topologies
- Reviews all the topics you need to know for taking the MTA 98-366 exam
- Provides an overview of networking components, discusses connecting computers to a network, and looks at connecting networks with routers
Published by: Sybex | Publication date: 04/06/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 372 pages
Lauded by Fortune 500 and international business leaders around the world, The 20-Minute Networking Meeting - Executive Edition is a carefully constructed job-search model designed to break into the "Invisible Job Market," where over 70% of all jobs are obtained. *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.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 a concise, efficient, 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 - Executive Edition 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 clarify and simplify networking for job-search, the Executive Edition also contains fully written networking stories that demonstrate the entire 20MNM model in action, ending with a complete set of "readiness worksheets" that guide the reader through actual networking preparation.An end-to-end lesson on job search networking,The 20-Minute Networking Meeting - Executive Edition is founded on the premises of gratitude, positivity, and reciprocity, and has found great success in the hands of executives, career coaches, outplacement firms, college graduates, and sales professionals around the globe.
Published by: Career Innovations Press | Publication date: 07/17/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 180 pages
Current, essential IT networking skills--made easy! Thoroughly revised to cover the latest technologies, this practical resource provides you with a solid foundation in networking fundamentals. Networking: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition discusses wired and wireless network design, configuration, hardware, protocols, security, backup, recovery, and virtualization. You'll also get step-by-step instructions for installing, configuring, and managing Windows Server 2012, Exchange Server 2013, Oracle Linux, and Apache. This is the perfect book for anyone starting a networking career or in need of an easy-to-follow refresher.
- Understand network cabling, topologies, hardware, and the OSI seven-layer model
- Connect LANs and WANs
- Configure network protocols, such as TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, SMTP, DHCP, HTTP, WINS, and more
- Explore directory services, such as Microsoft's Active Directory, X.400, and LDAP
- Enable and support remote network access
- Secure your network and handle backup and disaster recovery
- Select, install, and manage reliable network servers, including Windows Server 2012, Exchange Server 2013, Oracle Linux, and Apache
- Manage network workstation computers
- Design a robust network from the ground up
- Work with virtualization technologies, such as Hyper-V, VMWare, and Oracle VM VirtualBox
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education | Publication date: 10/18/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 418 pages