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Anyone for “open networking?”


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I happened to write an email to a friend who sells German wines.  Then I thought the concept I explained maybe of use to many others.  I also happen to be lazy to write a blog post so here is the letter.  Good luck
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Pierre….Gut evening 
I created this second profile to keep track of people I come across (such as wine sales people) whom I may see too many of. I also use it for experiments!!! Whom better to experiment on than wine sales folks??? Anyway. I discovered something called "open networking." I think the idea was based on an open relationship concept but basically how it works is 1. everyone of these people are solid professionals 2. they really like to network and will go out of their way to help other networkers get ahead. What this means to you is potential referrals. If you like to try it, join "TopLinkedIn" group and "Lions" group. And just follow the instructions. Top has a list out today and you get 1500 open networkers emails and follow the instructions to invite them. You should have about 1000 new contacts in your Linkedin soon. You may also make a second Linkedin profile to try open networking. Yes, some contacts are out of the country and lots of name collectors around but this will give your network a giant boast overall. Check it out. Stay with it and you will have a few thousand contacts soon.  If you don't get referrals, you can always sell them retail German wines by the bottle and ship it. Be very professional with your communications and respond to everyone. 
Ciao and Gut Lucken Sie

It’s Who Knows You: Networking Your Way to Success


by Chien J. Wang
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“This is one of the better networking books I have read. The basics are covered quite well and Chien J. Wang applies his own experiences to teach networking so well one cannot read this text and not improve. The idea of volunteering to become visible is introduced at the beginning of the book and is very smart: One of the least effective ways of networking is exchanging business cards at networking events and one of the best is working as part of a group that has a common goal. Examples are board meetings, committees, classrooms and many others. The choice of becoming a volunteer in select events speeds up the effective building of a network outside the in-house communities. Constant Contact is a business emailing software and I found his suggestions about using it for own networking very novel and interesting. He also reminds you the importance of having a personal webpage in addition to online profiles such as Linkedin profile page. I am sure you will enjoy this text greatly and if you are a good networker already you should not forget the title of the book: It is very meaningful if you have been around and try regularly to improve your networking skills. I strongly recommend this text.”

The Connect Effect: Building Strong Personal, Professional, and Virtual Networks


by Michael Dulworth
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“The Connect Effect is a good networking text with extensive details. The text covers more than essentials of networking. Some of the ideas unique to Connect Effect are great for experienced networker though primarily written for the students of the subject. The idea of using an established group such as academic alumni as an accelerator to build one’s network is very handy and since most people can find a dozen such groups they belong to, this idea works for many. The Networking Quotient quiz is presented at the beginning and at the end of the text and helps absolute beginners but I deem it useless because it is too short and the insights are limited to give adequate direction. Personal Branding is introduced in the middle of the text and is a very useful alternate viewpoint for one seeking to become an effective networker. At the end, networking is directed into business effectiveness and I found the sounding board section very interesting: I personally use select people as sounding board to test my ideas and get feedback and a formal structured approach to doing it as advanced networking technique was a great point. I recommend this book.”

Nonstop Networking: How to Improve Your Life, Luck, and Career (Capital Ideas for Business & Personal Development)


by Andrea Nierenberg
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“Andrea Nierenberg writes an excellent primer that is easy to read, accurate in content, and applicable in the real life. The book’s format is excellent for a quick read and finding relevant information. Everything one needs for business networking is described step-by-step. Nonstop Networking is one of the top 20 basic networking texts I have read and can recommend. Even if you read through this text once, you will pick up enough to become an active networker. You will have to do more work beyond the basics taught here to become an effective networker but you will have a great start here. Nonstop Networking is not as rich and effective text as Million Dollar Networking but stands heads and shoulders above Savvy Networking both by Andrea Nierenberg. I recommend reading it more than once.”

Super Networking


by Michael Salmon
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“This may be just another networking paperback for the business people but it is one of the few that covers not only the bulk of networking how-to but also links it to job search. Most networking texts spend a great deal of time on the basics and a good text will input the author’s angle. If you have read enough on this topic, you will find Super Networking to be unique because networking training takes second place to job hunting in this book. Standard networking training demands networking for sake of networking to develop lifelong skill and a network. Super Networking uses networking as a means to an end and not an end in itself. That may be against what most of us learn about networking but is what this book is about. I recommend it not as a networking text but as a job search text. “

Million Dollar Networking: The Sure Way To Find, Keep And Grow Your Business (Capital Business)


by Andrea Nierenberg
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“Andrea R. Nierenberg wrote Million Dollar Networking an two others: Nonstop Networking and Savvy Networking. The Million Dollar Networking is a gold mine compared to Savvy Networking and I find the later difficult to read and apply. Million Dollar Networking is well written, clear and extremely easy to master. The information may be common knowledge for veteran business networkers but the examples are exclusive. The text goes beyond basic networking and aids the serious businessperson in improve the competence. This book covers the subject in detail, as many others do, but also carries the author’s voice effectively: The reader can follow the thought process easily and with little effort. And there are points where the text slows down but the sidetrack information has value. I strongly recommend the Million Dollar Networking.”