Networking might seem hard and uncomfortable – but it doesn’t have to be!
Take control over your own personal development once and for all with Susie Lynge’s book “Network Now! 10 simple steps to an effective network”
Networking is not about hidden agendas or owing each other favors…. Nor do you have to be a certain type to succeed….
Networking is quite the opposite, it’s about being strong together, rather than standing alone. If you are curious, open and brave, we can help each other, to achieve whatever we desire.
Networking Expert Susie Lynge is the founder of Netværks Akademiet, teacher and business coach. She has trained more than 20,000 leaders and employees in from leading Danish companies.
The book contains profesional input, cases, examples, not to mention: Plenty of exercises to guide you safely through each and every step.
Don’t change your personality – you have to know it, use it, and be brave enough to show who you are. Step 1 teaches you to use and show your own personality when networking.
We all have plenty to offer through our personality, knowledge, excperience and network, but most of us are not aware. Step 2 teaches you to discover your network value.
You might already have goals for you life. Both professional and private. Where it really makes a difference is when you involve your network in said goals, and receive their help. You will learn that in step 3.
To engage your network, you need to realise who is in it. There are many ways of doing that. In step 4 you will learn to map your network.
Which questions can you ask a stranger to break the ice? Good questions are crucial when networking. With step 5 you will learn to ask the right questions.
Your network value is partly the sum of all people you know. A skilled networker knows how to build bridges between their contacts and create win-win situations. You learn more about the in step 6.
One of the biggest networking barriers is doubt and insecurity. Step 7 will give you the right tools to work with you bravery and your comfort zone.
LinkedIn has more 575 million profiles worldwide. Most are passive, though. Where you really excel is when you create dialog. Step 8 will teach you hove to nurture and develop your network through LinkedIn.
All relationships tend to fade if you are not attentive of nurture them. By doing small networking initiatives, you keep your networking relationships warm and spread happiness and add value. You will learn more about that in chapter 9.
Step 10 is where it gets serious. Here you will learn how to make a personal network action plan and set specific times for your activities. With that done, all you have to do is act on it, become better and reach your goals.
Network now! 10 simple steps to an effective network is designed for you, who wants to strive professionally and personally by expanding and building even stronger relations to your existing networking.