I'M At A Networking Event--Now What???by Sandy Jones-Kaminski
'I'm at a Networking Event--Now What???' illustrates that today's social networking environments practically demand that you have at least some knowledge of effective networking practices in/i>
Need help to expand your business perspectives? Find employment? Make contact with that one person that can open doors for you? Are you connecting with the right people?
'I'm at a Networking Event--Now What???' illustrates that today's social networking environments practically demand that you have at least some knowledge of effective networking practices in order to achieve the results most of us are looking for.
Through this book, you will learn how to make quality connections, cultivate relationships, expand your circle of influence through networking events, and create good "social capital." You'll also find information on networking tools and technology that will promote new contacts and connections.
For some, this book will serve solely as a reminder, but for many, it will offer new valuable insights on what to do, and just as importantly, what not to do while you're out there working hard to maintain good standing within your social networks (on-line or otherwise), and striving to grow and nurture your own valuable social capital. You'll also learn why you might want to consider becoming a "pay it forward" focused person, as well as how to be more memorable. By the end of the book, you should feel empowered to take matters into your own hands and approach networking with a plan to achieve your goals.
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As a CPA and admitted introvert, networking is probably my least favorite thing to do. Sandy's book has been incredibly helpful in showing me a different way to look at networking and has made going to all types of networking and social events less much less stressful - maybe these events are even reaching the level of enjoyable. Sandy's book is full of common sense advice that the reader can immediately put into action. I really can't recommend this book enough for anyone who looks at a networking event with dread instead of anticipation.
I have been unemployed for a few months and have been trying to think of new ways to go about my job search. I know in these times the best way to get a job is to network. Networking always makes me a little uncomfortable but this book gave me a lot of good tools to aid me in my networking endeavours. I also love the "pay it forward" approach Sandy talks about. I love the quote "The idea is to make a conscious effort to increase the goodness of your corner of the world, and networking situations are the ideal environments in which to give it a go." This is so true! Not only are networking events places that you might be able to help your own situation, but you may also be able to help others during the process.