Setting up a network of contacts is vital if people want to protect and advance their careers. This book is filled with quizzes, checklists, sample conversations and a strategic networking activities self-assessment test, which lets readers chart their increasing skills as they master the strategies needed to effectively build business relationships. Discover the six stages of networking and how to make the most of corporate events and membership, and learn how to avoid the top 20 networking turn-offs, create a workplace contact map and build strategic alliances.
Readers will learn how to avoid the Top 20 Networking Turn-offs, create a workplace contact map, and build strategic alliances. In addition, they'll master the Six Stages of Networking, as well as how to make the most of corporate events and memberships. By the time readers are done, not only will they be able to meet people more easily, but they'll also know how to remember their new contacts' names and follow up effectively! This book is the blueprint to follow for anyone trying to position themselves for career advancement or sales success."