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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: October 2012 ISBN:
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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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 1/13/2014

    " Really excellent information! A good hands-on guide to knowing your strengths and finding your networking feet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin Schulz | 1/11/2014

    " Great book on networking for whether your an introvert or extrovert. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynda | 1/10/2014

    " Quick read-- good tips on introvert/centrovert/extrovert networking "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn | 12/26/2013

    " Good advice to introverts. I have always been told that my introverted tendencies were bad and I tried to suppress them. This book made me realize that there is nothing wrong with being an introvert. Also I now know how to take advantage of my introversion, not run from it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaqi | 11/29/2013

    " Amusing and quick read with great advice for introverts and centroverts "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 11/16/2013

    " I liked Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking a lot more. I didn't really care for the author's very familiar style and I felt like the author said a lot of things that I already knew. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ali W | 9/20/2013

    " The message of this book is for introverts not to copy extroverts, but to recognise their own needs and play to their introvert strengths. I had a light bulb moment over realising its a good idea to plan before networking opportunities. Clearly written, lots of good ideas and advice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Leung | 8/14/2013

    " this book contains simple and easy suggestions for introverts to apply in their life, but this book is rather aiming at networking in our working life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 5/16/2013

    " Devora Zack has some really useful tips for networking and socializing and writes in a very fun and relatable way. I think she oversimplifies the introvert/extrovert thing slightly, but she also makes some very astute observations of people's varying personalities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irina | 4/13/2013

    " Yes, I do hate networking, and this book helps to make it work for you without going against your introverted grain :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 3/7/2013

    " A couple of takeaways but mostly fluff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellie | 2/25/2013

    " Good book for introverts and people who want to understand introverts. A lot of good stuff on what it means to be an introvert vs. extrovert, and how to make your strengths work for you instead of trying to act like someone you're not. "

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About the Author

Devora Zack is a leadership consultant with an MBA from Cornell and BA from Penn. She has over a hundred well-known clients and speaks internationally at dozens of events annually. Her newest book is Managing for People Who Hate Managing.

About the Narrator

Karen Saltus has narrated television and radio commercials, audiobooks, textbooks, and multimedia film and voice applications. She began her career thirty years ago at a radio station in Maine and in 1994 became a full-time freelance voice-over artist.