Networking for people who hate networking

by Barrie Hopson on October 2, 2010 · 2 comments

in Networking

This is the title of a new book on a subject that causes problems for so many people.  Yet portfolio workers in particular have to develop networking skills. The author is Devora Zack and Management Today online has created a neat summary of the 10 tips for effective networking.

These are the headings. Check out the full explanations yourself.

1. Play your strengths

2. Establish goals

3. Volunteer

4. Arrive early

5. Be cool

6. Get in line

7. Write it down

8. Do less

9. End gracefully

10. Follow up

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1 gail October 18, 2010 at 6:03 pm

As a lover of networking because I love to have conversations and connect with others, I too have written a book on the subject, “Making Connections – How to Network Effectively to Build Better Business Relationships”.
I really like Devoura’s simple tips to make the most from purposeful chats.
And being a freelancer with a portfolio career I find networking to be one of the most positive ways to grow my reputation and business. People buy the feeling way before they buy the product or service.

2 Barrie Hopson October 18, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Hi Gail, thanks for the comment and also for the details about your own book. We will of course now follow that up.

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