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The World's Worst Networker by Timothy M. Houston

They are everywhere!

You can find them at trade shows and the business card exchanges. They attend conferences and seminars, and they have infiltrated networking groups around the world. Chances are you have encountered them or have been their victim. Maybe you're one of them and don't even know it!

These are the World's Worst Networkers.

Tim Houston and several of the world's best networkers take an uncensored look at the way some people conduct their business networking, online and offline. Their stories and experiences about these nightmares of networking will teach you how not to network.

You will learn:

-- Which Networkers are on The Most
Unwanted List and why.

-- How to deal with Environmental

-- Who are the Online Outlaws of networking.

-- How to go from being a Networking
Mess, to a Success.

Featuring contributions by:

-- Dr. Ivan Misner
-- Bob Burg
-- Susan RoAne
-- Robyn Henderson
-- Michelle R. Donovan
-- and many more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453866801
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/29/2011
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

IN MY OWN WORDS: "I like to think of myself as a guy who, after 20+ years of real-life business experience, 'in the trenches, not the Ivory Tower' often offers unique and sometimes common-sense approaches to solving what seems like complex problems for business people.

I have been very fortunate to work with people from around the world who come from all walks of life and are at different levels of success. I love teaching them how to make their networking and referral marketing and generation efforts to be more productive, profitable and prosperous."

OFFICIAL BIO: Tim Houston is a bestselling author and professional speaker. For over two decades, he has dedicated himself to helping businesses of all sizes to become more productive, profitable and prosperous through referral-based marketing and business networking.

Tim has positively impacted thousands of business people through his high-energy keynotes, workshops, masterclasses and consulting sessions across the globe. He has shared the platform with business leaders and authorities such as Bob Burg, Tom Connellan, Michael Gerber, Dr. Ivan Misner and Susan RoAne.

Tim has written four books which have been #1 international, category bestsellers on Amazon and other bestseller lists. He is a contributor to The New York Times Best Seller and multiple #1 Best Seller, Masters of Sales (Entrepreneur Press, 2007).

Tim's articles on the topics of business networking and referral marketing and generation have been translated and published in magazines, newspapers and blogs around the world. Over the years, he has been interviewed on many local TV and radio shows and the books/projects he has been involved with have been featured in: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, Business Week and USA Today.

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Specialties: Referral Generation, Referral Marketing, Sales, Networking, Marketing, Word-of-Mouth, Selling, Speaking, Training, Presentation skills, Entrepreneurship

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Jessie66 More than 1 year ago
This was one of the most entertaining networking books I've read. Each cringe worthy story depicting a first-hand account of HORRIBLE networkers was enlightening. There's no better way to learn what not to do from the people that do it. I can't recommend this book enough. Highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been to so many networking events over the years and I have seen and encountered many of the people that Tim Houston and his co-authors have written about. Usually, I would just consider it to be rude behavior but apparently as this book points out, many of the actions, behaviors and attitudes of these networkers are symptoms of a much larger problem that Houston tackles head-on in a no-hold-barred, unapologetic way. The stories in the book are very easy to relate to regardless if you are an experienced networker or a newbie. Unlike the so-called "networking experts" who are a dime a dozen and give the same tired advice in their books and seminars, Houston's approach stands out way above the crowd. Like a modern-day alchemist, he takes the negative experiences of himself and others and turns them into golden opportunities for the reader to learn exactly what they shouldn't do while attending networking events. A easy and very entertaining and educational read!
Hitchmagoo More than 1 year ago
This book is filled with short stories of the many characters, charmers and clowns we meet everyday. We can all relate to these stories and learn from them. It's a brilliant idea to learn from the worst, how to be the best. Great read that keeps you interested and wanting to read the next story.
westonlyon More than 1 year ago
This book is great! The stories are fun, illustrative, and sometimes too true and close to the heart. Not only will learn a ton, you'll also laugh (or cry if the story is about you). If you're like me and learn from other's mistakes...pick this book up and give it a whirl. You'll be glad you did! Weston Lyon