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.
Published by: Panoma Press Ltd | Publication date: 10/01/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 250 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
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
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
Cisco CCNA Networking For Beginners: 3rd Edition: The Ultimate Beginners Crash Course To Learn Cisco Quickly And Easily (CCNA, Networking, IT Security, ITSM)
Cisco CCNA For Beginners! Updated 3rd Edition (March 2016)The Ultimate Beginners Crash Course To Learning Cisco & Passing Your ExamAre You Ready To Learn How To Configure & Operate Cisco Equipment? If So You've Come To The Right Place - Regardless Of How Little Experience You May Have!If you're interested in networking then you're going to want (or need!) to know and understand Cisco switches, routers & more.This is your ultimate guide to getting the knowledge you need and passing your exam too! There's a ton of other technical guides out there that aren't clear and concise, and in my opinion use far too much jargon. My job is to teach you in simple, easy to follow terms how to get started and excel at Cisco networking!Here's A Preview Of What Cisco CCNA For Beginners Contains...
- An Introduction to Newtworking
- Networks And Their Building Blocks
- IP Addressing & Subnets Explained
- Cisco Switches, Routers & IOS
- Understanding IP Routing
- Network Security - What You Need To Know
- Wide Area Networks (WANs Explained!)
- A Preview Of One Of My Other Books
- And Much, Much More!
Publication date: 08/27/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 90 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
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Publication date: 11/14/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 133 pages
The Financial Times Guide to Business Networking: How to use the power of online and offline networking for business success (The FT Guides)
‘A great, practical guide to all aspects of networking – stuffed with lots of quick and easy tips to help you leverage the power of your network.’Ivan Misner, NY Times bestselling author and founder of BNI and Referral Institute 'This practical and easy-to-read book will quickly get you the results you need from your network.'Charlie Lawson, BNI UK and Ireland national director ‘A “must read” for anyone wanting to use the power of face-to-face AND online networking to generate career and business success.’Andy Lopata, author of Recommended and And Death Came Third Up to 80 per cent of opportunities come from people who already know you, so the more people you know, the more chance you have of winning the new business or career you want. The Financial Times Guide to Business Networking is your definitive introduction to a joined-up networking strategy that really works. This award-winning book has now been fully updated to include new chapters on generating referrals and boosting your confidence when networking, as well as the latest advice on social networking sites.
- Successfully combine online and offline networking techniques
- Develop the best networking approaches and behaviours
- Make a great first impression, build rapport and generate strong business relationships
- Talk to the right people, have productive conversations and effectively work a room
Published by: FT Publishing International | Publication date: 07/31/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 273 pages
Business Networking - The Survival Guide: How to make networking less about stress and more about success
What’s stopping you networking? You know you need to do it and, like most people, you probably hate it. Business Networking – The Survival Guide helps you overcome all your fears and concerns. Start navigating the networking jungle like an expert as you build your confidence, raise your profile, create new connections, strengthen your support network and open up exciting new opportunities. Effective networking – both in person and online – has never been more vital. This indispensable, friendly guide will take you step by step through the whole process so you can quickly master: Invitations – plan, prepare and make the best of LinkedInMeeting people – work the room, feel comfortable and start conversations Spotting needs – work out what people want, ask the right questions and establish credibilityReconnecting – follow up, keep in touch and win that pitch Networking may be necessary, but it doesn’t have to be stressful.
Published by: Pearson | Publication date: 05/13/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 209 pages