||Oct 9, 2007
“Let’s Connect!” is a guide full of practical networking tips. Other than other books about networking this is not only for sales people or small business owners, but also for employees in every organisation, great or small.
After reading “Let’s Connect!” the reader will not only make every event a success, but also know how to use the Internet and other tools to tap into the power of their current and future network in a way that is respectful to every party involved.
Everybody has a network that can support them, give them information, lead the way to a new job and even offer business. However few of us do this consciously. By gaining insights in what networking is really about, by discovering the power of the 6 degrees of proximity and realising the difference between networking and (hard) selling you become aware of the positive power of networking.
Once you are aware of this and have the right attitude, you can start (or continue) your networking activities by following the Golden Triangle of networking. You will see that you too have always something to offer to someone else without expecting something in return. It’s also important to make requests and thank your network. “Let’s Connect!” shows you how to do this in a way that feels good for all involved parties.
Most of your networking activities happen on events. Properly preparing will help you to get more out of every event. Add to this the tips about how to make contact, maintain a conversation and end it in a respectful way and every future event will be a success!
And last but not least: technology keeps advancing. These days the online networks on the Internet help us to contact, stay in touch and follow up on our networking contacts. And there are also other tools that allow us to network more efficiently and effectively. “Let’s Connect!” shows you which online networks there are and which tools to use.
Remark: Let's Connect comes with a bonus: an Online Networking Power Pack worth79 dollar.
Get your FREE light version at http://www.letsconnectbook.com
There is also a FREE networking e-course available at http://www.networking-coach.com
Weekly networking and referral tips in Jan's blog: http://www.janvermeiren.com
"Though most people already know that networking is more like farming and hard selling like hunting, I want to go a little deeper into the differences between networking and hard selling. Why? Because networking has sometimes a negative connotation for people. This is due to the fact that many salesmen abuse networking to push their products or services.
The main difference between selling and networking is that in a sales process the goal of the interaction between two people is the sale of a product or service. When networking, this sale could be the consequence of a contact that is built with respect and care. So it is clear that the sale is not the goal of networking, but a nice and in many cases a logical consequence."
Great insights in networking
“To be a great networker it takes insight and action. Let's Connect, gives valuable insight and offers action steps that enable you to stay in touch with people in a way that is effective, efficient, and fun. I highly recommend this book.”
Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder of BNI, networking author, columnist and speaker, www.bni.com.
Networking is helping each other
“The first time I met Jan Vermeiren, I was charmed by his sincerity & drive to help people to network. Jan's vision is that networking is not about accumulating power or creating self-importance, but helping each other by sharing, learning & supporting. In "Let's connect!" Jan reveals tips & to do's that are very interesting to read for everyone, but more importantly he describes a different kind of networking. It's not about 'me, myself & I' - but about helping others & giving without expecting something in return.”
Bart Becks, CEO Belgacom Skynet, www.skynet.be
Networking is a way of living
“Networking is more than a technique, it's a way of living. This book really guides and coaches you to cross your personal barriers and to just go out there and "connect". It shows how networking can help you to get the most of your contacts and potential contacts and most of all: that it is important to give and receive.”
Inge Dom, HR Business Partner at Alcatel, www.alcatel.com
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