Over the last few decades, networking has devolved into an endless series of cattle call events full of open bars and closed fists. Perfect strangers, after a long day at the office, agree to show up and bump into each other, randomly exchanging business pitches for business cards.Needless to say, traditional networking isn’t working anymore. For successful 21st century business people, large networking events and the mountains of business cards they produce have become a waste of time and valuable resources. It's time for a new, modern approach to networking. Born out of author Derek Coburn’s frustration with having spent thousands of fruitless hours attending traditional networking events, this book offers fresh, effective, unconventional strategies for growing and nurturing a powerful network. These strategies grew Coburn’s revenue by 300% in just 18 months and can have a major impact on your business.You will learn how to:- Become the Ultimate Connector- Become the Ultimate Resource - Identify and develop relationships with world-class professionals- Enhance the value you deliver for your best clients- Position yourself for more quality introductions to ideal prospective clientsOnce you implement the networking strategies in this book, the quality of your clients, your business, and your life will improve dramatically.
Published by: IdeaPress | Publication date: 05/03/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 163 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
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
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
How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+100 Rule for Turning Your Business Network into Profits (Business Books)
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
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
You can go after the job you want—and get it! You can take the job you have—and improve it! You can take any situation—and make it work for you!Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you: -Six ways to make people like you -Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking -Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment And much more! Achieve your maximum potential—a must-read for the twenty-first century with more than 15 million copies sold!
Published by: Simon & Schuster | Publication date: 08/24/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 324 pages
Networking master and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Ivan Misner along with David Alexander, and Brian Hilliard teach entrepreneurs how to master the art of networking. Introducing an exclusive results-measuring systemthe Network Scorecardthis powerful guide motivates entrepreneurs to reach quality prospects, leverage new and current contacts, prompt ongoing referralsand ultimately, boost their client base and their bottom line. With this powerful guide, eager entrepreneurs uncover undeniably effective networking techniques for building, reviving, and growing their business. Following the action plans provided, entrepreneurs learn key networking strategies including how to build their social capital, farm (not hunt) relationships and referrals, leverage the four major streams” of their networking river, track the results of their efforts, and more. Entrepreneurs also discover how to enhance their networking efforts with new media tools, helping them reach new levels of referrals, free promotion, and connection with their clients. With the insight and direction provided by networking champions Dr. Ivan Misner, David Alexander, and Brian Hilliard, all experts from BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization, the timeless guide gives entrepreneurs all the steps they need to transform their current outreach efforts and secure a steady flow of business for any economic climate.
Published by: Entrepreneur Press | Publication date: 01/01/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 283 pages
Jeffrey Gitomer's Little Black Book of Connections: 6.5 ASSETS for networking your way to RICH relationships (Jeffrey Gitomer's Little Book Series)
People in all kinds of jobs, in big and small companies, career builders, sales people, and aspiring executives will love this edgy, practical, and fun book In the spirit, style, and format of the bestselling Little Red Book of Selling. The country's #1 sales trainer, Jeffrey Gitomer, offers a fresh take on networking and connecting your way to success.The Little Black Book of Connections is based on the power of giving value first. It's about how you can climb the ladder without stepping on people's backs. It's about how to earn the respect of a powerful mentor without begging. It's about how to build stronger relationships with customers, bosses, co-workers, vendors, friends, and family. It's about being in the same room with powerful people. It's about how to connect and how to not connect. It's about how to say the right things to the right people in the right circumstances to make the right impression.The book is small. The cover is classic black cloth. The four-color text graphics make it attractive and easy to read and the compelling content is easy to understand and implement.
Publication date: 05/02/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 220 pages
Networking for Beginners. covered all chapter
Publication date: 11/14/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 133 pages