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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Entrepreneur Press; 1 edition (January 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599184249
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599184241
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #222,172 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder and Chairman of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization. He has written fifteen books including three New York Times bestsellers.
Hazel M. Walker is the Executive Director of the Central Indiana Region of Business Network International (BNI) and an international speaker.
Frank J. De Raffele Jr. is the Founder/President of Entrepreneurial Excellence Worldwide, Inc., an international personal and professional development firm, as well as the Founder/Executive Director of Business Network International (BNI) of Hudson Valley.


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Easy read, very informative, and very humorous.
Edward Craine
Not only would I suggest buying the book -- but go find a book signing near you and meet these authors -- it, I promise you, will be time very well spent.
Michelle
This book is a must have for anyone who is serious about building their business through networking.
Captain Gary

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By C. Spencer Reynolds on December 23, 2011
Format: Paperback
Length: 3:02 Mins
This is a FUN book for business people and especially NETWORKERS! If business networking has anything to with you in your business and success, listen to this one... Your gender DOES MATTER in the HOW TO of networking. Sex...Gender... what ever you want to call it ;-) has a bearing on your conversations and this is a FUN way to learn what those differences are, with real extensive data backing everything up!

I have read A LOT of networking books and whereas this book may not make my MUST READs list, it is certainly worth a few hours of your time to understand the differences between men and woman and the ways we network and what we expect from those activities. Thanks Ivan, Hazel and Frank... THROUGHLY ENJOYED IT!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Captain Gary on December 19, 2011
Format: Paperback
This book is a must have for anyone who is serious about building their business through networking. The authors use hard science and statistics along with years of experience to help business people get farther faster with men and women by understanding the diferences in approaches and motivations.

The best networking book this year!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Erin L. Albert on December 19, 2011
Format: Paperback
...is going to be a good one. And this book comes with one - right up front. I had to re-read it in order to not raise my blood pressure too much.

This book is a must-read for anyone in business, in entrepreneurship, or in any arena where they must connect to others. With over 12,000 responders to their survey data, they share the data, then viewpoints from both the feminine and masculine perspectives.

Honestly? Some of the data I found consistent with my own beliefs about networking. Some of the data simply made me mad, in that stereotypes can be alive and well in networking, unfortunately (particularly as a single woman). However, this book dares to actually address some of those stereotypes, and how to effectively manage around them to build an amazingly strong network over time.

As an introvert who had to learn about networking the hard way, I'd highly recommend this book to at a minimum understand the business networking dynamics out there, and better yet, to understand how to work around them and become a better networker. Read. This. Book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kat on December 20, 2011
Format: Paperback
Eye-opening statistics and stories from both "He" and "She". Great for ANY person who wants to learn to communicate and network effectively with the opposite sex. A fun read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Renia Eats on December 20, 2011
Format: Paperback
My curiosity for what this book could tell me about networking was peeked over a year ago when one of it's authors first started posting about it on Facebook. When I finally got the chance to read it I finished it, laughing hard most of the way through, in just a few hours. This book is a must read if you've ever wondered, bewildered, why networking with the opposite sex can often be just as tricky as being in a relationship with them.

The book doesn't take huge risks with anything beyond the title and is clearly written by three authors over 40 and so does not address at all the marked differences in male-female interaction when networking in a younger vs. older crowd (yes there is a big difference particularly between the sexes). Those two points where a bit disappointing for me which is why it looses a star in my review.

However, the practical application tips and Frank's continued disparagement of his own gender throughout the book make it a worthy read and one of the funniest books I've read all year. I'd highly recommend it, particularly those just beginning their networking journey.

**Disclosure: The opinions expressed here are completely my own. However in the name of transparancy, I am affiliated with BNI and The Referral Institute and so recognize my own bias in reviewing a book written by three people who I know and respect.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tara Schmakel on December 19, 2011
Format: Paperback
I was so excited to read this book since at last it would tell the difference of how to network effectively with each gender. The book showed that we both want the same results but that we take a different path. I love the statistical information as well as the entertaining banter. I had some good takeaways that have changed the way I personally network and have brought me better results! Thank you Ivan, Hazel and Frank for putting the time, effort and energy into a fabulous book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ron Immink on November 24, 2012
Format: Paperback
Ivan Misner is mister networking and the founder of BNI (Business Network International). He wrote this book with two other network experts. One male expert and one female expert. This is significant as the book is based on a survey of 12,000 business, 50% male, 50% female on their networking habits and perspectives. The experts then comment on these findings from the male and female perspective.

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Cracking read
It is a cracking read. Learned a lot about networking. But more important learned again about the HUGE differences between a male and female perspective. You should too. Females and males (dependent on your gender) are 50% of your target market,
Long, long time ago I read "Why man don't talk and women can't read maps" and this is a business version of that book. Or it is a business version of "Men are from Mars, women are from Venus".
Socio-biology, neuroscience, psychology and business networking all in one.

Compelling statistics about networking
The statistics about networking are compelling.
* 40% of all businesses count on referrals for more than 80% of their sales,
* 50% of jobs are filled through referrals.
* Average spend on networking is 6 hours per week (man slightly more then women)
* 91% say that networking was integral part of their success

Women are better
Networking is important. And women spend less time on it, but get better results. Which does not surprise me. With Ulster Bank and SmallBusinessCan we launched a initiative called Business Women Can, and they sure can. The research in women led businesses is compelling (if you are a women). Females are now outperforming males on nearly every field, including business and networking.
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