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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2004

    Do not waste your money on this one!

    Some people write books for the sake for writing. Some people claim to be smarter than others by assunming others are stupid. Both are true for this book! It is always annoying to read books that tell nothing but common knowledge. The authors recycle ideas from any five books that one can find from library, then put them in an order that is not necessarily logical anyway. For example, after claiming how great this 'networlding' idea is, the book suggest you start with 'friends, family, cusotmers, colleagues, vendors' with probably average 5 lines of explanation under each. Sounds intriguing, eh? The book suggests some important quality for one to be succcessful in 'networlding': 'supportive, continuous communicating, good listener, responsible, influential, knowledgeable, empathic, appreciative...' and again providing five line explanation. How original is this? I guess if I look up any dictionary, I can find another couple thousand words that I can argue that if you don't have them, you are not going to be successful, in anything, networlding or not! What is the most annoying about this book is that it tries to differentiate so called 'networlding' with the networking people know. If the concept of networlding had been so different, then it would have been acceptable. Instead, the book assumes that every 'networker' just constantly passes out business cards. It is almost offensive to any networkers with reasonable skills. For example, one of the most important messages in the book is that 'networlders' discreminate their network by value. First, any people into network knows about this. Second, the examples provided in the book to prove this are nothing new - so and so and so and so are good friends, then suddenly one day one finds a job for another. Logically, such examples don't even support the arguments. Unfortunately, there are tons of books out there that do not offer anything other than common knowledge that no one can object. Good books, however, offer original ideas or constructive suggestions. This is not a good book. This is a book that the authors simply assume the readers are stupid. Do not waste your time on it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2001

    A Must Have Handbook for Business Professionals

    This is the third book that i have read from the author, and it DOES NOT disappoint...thank you ms. giovagnali for being my guiding mentor and friend and superb of luck in the future!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2001

    Bill Bahr, VP, IBEX Systems

    I was looking for a way to rejuvenate my community service club. Despite a year of applauded community service and excellent reviews for club management, members were leaving because of 'lack of time' (code word, I believe, for the club's lack of value, especially as relates to business networking opportunities). In researching the literature on networking, I came across an outstanding book I heartily recommend, at least for the positive results in increasing membership in my club. To you help your club or to help yourself achieve success in your professional career and personal life, try reading Networlding, a book about enlightened networking. Networlding shows you how to effectively and efficiently build, maintain, and employ mutually supportive relationships based on shared values. Emphasis on clarity and specificity of goals and the ability to communicate them, as well as fairness of exchange at a multiplicity of levels, are the keys to Networlding's 'win-win' success formula. Included are an overview of Networlding's ten golden rules, as well as a seven-step guide to Networlding's ascending journey. Now you can make a positive, socially responsible difference without losing yourself or others in the process. Whether you need ideas or introductions, or just want to 'do well by doing good,' this book is a powerful life tool!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2000

    Required Reading To Enrich Your Relationships!

    I'd first heard about this book from several business associates, who raved about it. That alone was enough to encourage me to read it and draw my own conclusions. And I must say, after all the hype from them (not to mention the great reviews from Jack Canfield and the press), my expectations were high. I'm happy to say this provocative book far surpassed my expectations! These accomplished authors--obviously intelligent, and experienced in developing successful business and personal relationships--carefully differentiate mere networking from the higher-level tenets of Networlding, and this is indeed valuable. They give real-world examples and exercises to illustrate the Networlding principles, enabling you to better remember and to apply them. And as excellent as the book is for building supportive business relationships based on shared values and goals, it succeeds equally well on another level: building meaningful and mutually beneficial personal--or social--relationships. (After all, the subtitle is 'Building Relationships and Opportunities for Success'--which isn't limited to business.) With the holidays on their way, I'm going to approach social get-togethers with a fresh perspective and apply Networlding techniques. No more idle small talk! I'm looking forward to having fun, and to learning truly interesting things about new and not-so-new acquaintances. Who knows? I might be able to help each other in ways I can't even begin to imagine today. I've even practiced Networlding concepts with strangers while in line at the bank and at the grocery store, and met some great people! And the web site is equally beneficial, with its newsletter and other valuable elements. (I signed up right away!) I love learning and doing new things, and so do my friends. This holiday season, gift-giving is going to be a lot easier: I'm giving copies of 'Networlding' to several friends and business associates! I've already told them so much about 'Networlding,' the hardest part for them will be their having to act surprised after they open the wrapping! Come to think of it: this is also a great book for anyone who doesn't live alone in a cave! Who doesn't want to get the most out of their relationships? 'Networlding' should be required reading for anyone who values and relies on successful relationships--from new graduates, to seasoned professionals, to people who just plain enjoy meeting others and want to forge relationships that go beyond the superficial. Now that I've read the book, I can honestly say that 'networking' is just so...90's! If we all practiced Networlding, there's no limit to what we could do together! Thank you, Ms. Giovagnoli and Ms. Carter-Miller, for putting this great concept into enjoyable and applicable words. I truly got a lot out of this book, which was hard to put down. In fact, the only 'negative' of 'Networlding' was that the book had to come to an end. But...the concept will go on!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2000

    Looking at the world from another Perspective

    This is an ideal book for college students looking for guidance in their search for a professional career .

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