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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (246 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Devora Zack Narrator: Karen Saltus Publisher: Gildan Media LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Devora Zack, an avowed introvert and a successful consultant who speaks to thousands of people every year, found that most networking advice books assume that to succeed you have to become an extrovert. Or at least learn how to fake it. Not at all. There is another way. This audiobook shatters stereotypes about people who dislike networking. They're not shy or misanthropic. Rather, they tend to be reflective - they think before they talk. They focus intensely on a few things rather than broadly on a lot of things. And they need time alone to recharge. Because they've been told networking is all about small talk, big numbers, and constant contact, they assume it's not for them. But it is! Zack politely examines and then smashes to tiny fragments the dusty old rules of standard networking advice. She shows how the very traits that ordinarily make people networking-averse can be harnessed to forge an approach that is just as effective as more traditional approaches, if not better. And she applies it to all kinds of situations, not just formal networking events. After all, as she says, life is just one big networking opportunity - a notion listeners can now embrace.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura | 2/6/2014

    " For a really introverted person the ideas in the book make it seem less scary when trying to meet people. This can work at a networking event or out in life. I liked that she explained the strengths of an introvert can be used to make real connections that last. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nathan Collier | 1/27/2014

    " More a book about introverts than anything. But if you're an I like me on the Myers Briggs, a must read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Aditi Prabhu | 1/22/2014

    " This is really a book for introverts, not more broadly for people who like meeting and talking to new people but find networking in particular awkward or uncomfortable. Had a few useful tips sprinkled throughout, but those could have been collected in an article rather than a book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ayelet | 1/15/2014

    " This book explains so much about how introverts and extroverts react differently to the same situations. It helps you understand how other people might act and why. Not to mention that it is funny and a quick read. "

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