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Networking In A Week

How To Network In Seven Simple Steps

By Alison Straw and Dena Michelli

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You are just seven steps away from becoming a great networker
Networking In A Week is a simple and straightforward guide to being a successful networker, giving you everything you really need to know in just seven short chapters. From outcome-focused activities, to behaviours that build networks, you'll discover what networkers do and how networking can bring you opportunities you would otherwise have missed. You'll also find exercises to help you put it all into action.

Networking just got easier
Networking is a word that is firmly embedded in our vocabulary. It is not unusual to hear the word used to describe a range of activities and behaviours.

The activities of a successful networker are often focussed on outcomes. Our research and observations suggest that successful networkers build their networks by developing close relationships with work colleagues, professional communities and associations and virtually, through social and professional networking sites, referrals and references from friends or colleagues.

The behaviours of a successful networker are often social. Successful networkers may be considered to be gregarious; when you observe them, it becomes clear they build relationships through empathic connections, being respectful, purposeful and reciprocal relationships that are founded on principles such as 'do as you would be done by'.

Individuals respond to the word network in different ways. However you respond to the word, networks can make the difference for you personally and professionally. Networking In A Week is designed to help you understand, benefit from and develop your network.

Each of the seven chapters in Networking In A Week covers a different aspect:
- Sunday: Networks and networking
- Monday: Personal networks
- Tuesday: Organizational networks
- Wednesday: Professional networks
- Thursday: Networking for career development
- Friday: Social networking
- Saturday: Simple steps to networking success

Biographical Notes

Alison Straw is an independent consultant and executive coach. Her career has been devoted to helping individuals, groups and organisations develop. She is passionate about engaging and inspiring people and has worked with many senior executives supporting them in developing themselves, their careers and their organisations.

Dena Michelli is an executive coach and leadership development specialist who works across cultures in business school and organisational settings. She is particularly interested in how people move through transition and change and undertook research to map this process for her PhD.

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  • Publication date: 10 Mar 2016
  • Page count: 128
  • Imprint: Teach Yourself
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