Link Out: How to Turn Your Network into a Chain of Lasting Connections
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Proven networking strategies to achieve lifetime professional success
In today's competitive market, the typical ways of communicating don't serve the purpose of building strong, long-term connections. We need to build collaborative relationships that are memorable and influence others to aid in achieving our goals. What is the first step to connecting with the right person? It's not simply passing along a business card or rattling on about yourself, it is listening to what to the other person has to say. Link Out is filled with strategies that can turn strangers into connections that can change your career or business.
- Explains how to ensure that potential entourage members perceive you positively
- Offers a tracking process, which enables accountability
- Teaches how to express visions and goals through your personal brand
- Helps you to transform brief connections into relationships that produce valuable introductions and referrals
Link Out delivers an entourage of people willing and eager to make introductions, connections, and referrals—propelling one's resume or business to the top of the heap.
go up to people and start blah-blah-blahing about nothing, while not looking anyone in the eye. They are also totally focused on themselves and distribute business cards to anyone who has two legs. America’s favorite nebbish, Woody Allen, did get one thing right when he said, “80 percent of success is showing up.” If you stay in your office or continually check your smart-phone, you are not showing up. Thanks, Woody, for the good advice, but when you do show up, don’t make others wish you didn’t
steps of the bus and quickly and quietly found seats, barely speaking to each other. I looked over the shoulder of the girl sitting next to me. It appeared that she and the group were texting each other rather than speaking to each other. I was happy for the quiet but disturbed by the lack of fun and live connection going on among them. What is going on? Cell phones, smartphones, social media, and texting are changing the world. With this change, we are losing our ability to make face-to-face
Vision This notion of being visible is an important thread throughout this book. The same applies to social media. Here are some tips to increase your online visibility. Start by doing an Internet search on yourself. What have you found? Whatever you see is what others find. Your Internet footprint should tell a story and present a story of what you stand for today. If you are not satisfied by what you see, it’s time to take action. Is it difficult to find you when you use a search engine,
grow your connections by asking your present social-media contacts for introductions to new people that you would like to meet or that you notice on LinkedIn or on other social media. This is one way to grow your contacts. 3. Join more groups that are relevant to your business. Then nurture your online individual and group relationships by commenting more, and by sending them relevant links to articles, videos, and websites. When possible, send links to them directly. Also, read their posts,
Oz? Eventually, he got his courage together and went for it. If you want to realize your vision, fight through the fear, and ask for the meeting. If you are an overcommitter, you may say you are going to do too much too soon. Therefore, you are left not knowing what to do first. When you are overwhelmed, you may find yourself at a total standstill. When you have a lot on your plate and you have said you will get them all done quickly, you don’t know what to do first. You have made it difficult