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Product Details

  • Series: Capital Ideas for Business & Personal Development
  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Capital Books; 1 edition (September 16, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1892123924
  • ISBN-13: 978-1892123923
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,485,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Networking is simply an overused and poorly understood term for exercising good people skills and building good relationships. It isn't something to be whipped out when you need a favor. ‘It's like flossing your teeth,’ says Andrea Nierenberg, a New York business-development consultant and author of ‘Nonstop Networking.' ‘You can't do it once and expect it to work. You have to do it consistently to get results.’"

"You've got the social aspect of networking figured out. You've got functions on the calendar, business cards in hand and referrals to make. But at some point, you need to organize your contacts to make the most of your efforts, says Andrea Nierenberg, author of ‘Nonstop Networking.’"

"Networking to find a job is increasingly hard work, so it is easy to understand the appeal of landing a job interview while standing in line for a movie or over a steam table at lunch time. But for Andrea R. Nierenberg, president of the Nierenberg Group, a Manhattan marketing consultancy, taking advantage of any chance meeting is a form of networking.
‘Networking is a state of mind,’ said Ms. Nierenberg, author of ‘Nonstop Networking: How to Improve Your Life, Luck and Career’ and the forthcoming ‘Million Dollar Networking.’"

"Why waste time on the road? Build business relationships while waiting at the airport, on the plane, or at hotel check-in, suggests Andrea Nierenberg, author of 'Nonstop Networking.'"

Andrea Nierenberg, author of ‘Nonstop Networking: How to Improve Your Life, Luck and Career,’ offers these tips to revelers:
* Keep your shirt on. It's OK to loosen a tie or kick off heels. But skin-tight and skin-baring fashions are no-nos for women. Guys, keep everything buttoned and zipped.
* Limit libations. Nothing spells a bad review like a-l-c-o-h-o-l.
* Ho, ho, ho, it's almost review time. Make sure you say hello to your boss, his/her boss (who approves your raise) and colleagues you haven't seen for a while.
* Bring your significant other if possible. It's the No. 1 way to stay out of trouble.
* Opt for early retirement. Leave while the night is young.

About the Author

Friends and associates alike praise ANDREA NIERENBERG as the "Queen of Networking." And for good reason. The independent personal marketing consultant and founder of The Nierenberg Group, actively maintains an ever-growing, worldwide network of 2,500 friends, clients, and associates keeping in touch with each at least once a year by note, phone, e-mail, or one-on-one meeting. Her understanding and mastery of personal marketing and networking techniques has made her one of the most sought-after experts in the field. Ms. Nierenberg works with leading businesses, such as AOL Time Warner, Citigroup, Coach, Estée Lauder, Georgia Pacific, Omnicom Group, Tiffany & Co., and Zenith Media. Along with workshops and seminars for her business clients, she teaches “Self-Marketing: A to Z” a course she developed at New York University. She is a featured speaker at global conferences and conventions and her expert networking advice has appeared in national and international media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Fortune Online

Customer Reviews

This book is very helpful and easy to read.
Elizabeth Pagano
Proper networking etiquette is vital in today's business world and Andrea's book provides an excellent roadmap for networking success.
Laney Liner
Ms. Nierenberg shows you how to set realistic goals, achieve them and then continue to build on your success.
Diane Silverman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

65 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Jason P. Sweeney on November 7, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I purchased this book based on the multiple 5-star reviews. Now that i have read the book,I have the following comments:

The bottom line is that this book DOES have a few good networking pointers. Unfortunately, I found that much of the book contains fairly straight-forward advice, for example things like "listen with your inner ear" when talking to others, be "caring," etc.

Also note that the book is 170 pages, but is printed in double-space and large font, and the width of many of the 5-inch wide pages is further reduced by a second 2-inch internal margin in which is printed special notes and call outs. In short, this book is a lot shorter than it lets on. I would guess its a 50 page book in standard font, single space, etc. Not that this is bad, just know what your getting when you buy it.

I don't want to be too negative however. The author deserves credit for giving good advice on how to organize contracts into certain groups to help target networking strategies. The use of gifts in maintaing one's netowrk, and several other tips on staying connected to contacts. I particularly found Chapters 7 ("Keeping your Network Alive and Growing") and 9 ("Organizing and Keeping Track of Your Network") particularly helpful. I hope there will be more of this type of advice in her next book (*See comments below).

I am still waiting for a straight-forward networking book that remains focused on techniques and strategies instead of abstact (and largely unhelpful) advice on "speaking with enthusiasm and energy." The latter type of comments, while important, can be dealt with in a single "etiquette/demeanor" chapter.

An annoying feature of this book is the "I have a friend name Charlie who..." approach to discussing the subject matter.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By I.M. on March 1, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book is relatively helpful, however, it

reminds me of term papers I'd written at the

age of 15 or so, where I'd desperately try

to increase line spacing and tighten up the

margins, in an effort to get my closing

paragraph to fall onto the 5th page, or the

7th page, or whatever the required paper

length was.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Michael L. Faulkner on December 27, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Most people have at least functional understanding of personal networking they generally have some idea gained from personal experience, training or instinct.
What is not apparent to most people, even those who are networking aficionados, is the depth and breath of the cumulative impact of personal networking on our socio economic individual lives, as well as that of our local and regional communities.
Andrea begins to bring this broader vision and role of networking to us with her conversational style approach.
Andrea clearly and precisely describes the process by which a person can enhance their life by the use of networking. Andrea's style shows she understands how hard it is for people to learn and practice networking today. The prerequisite skills of good networking are not intuitive and are not part of most formal education experiences so her work in this book is serving a fundamental need for thousands who will benefit by reading and practicing the skills.
For people without the basic networking skills - here they are.
For people with some of the skills and a desire to develop them further - here is the way.
For people who believe in networking and want a better understanding of networkings' deeper role of a micro building block of a macro socio economic structure - here it is.
Nonstop Networking has become one of the books I keep close by for ready reference.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gail Fudemberg on October 10, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book kept a morning person up until after midnight reading and taking notes! It is fun, easy to digest and inspiring. It makes you want to get up and change the way you meet and deal with people in all aspects of your life.The morning after reading the book I found myself writing an infomercial, contacting people by phone or e-mail I hadn't heard from in awhile and taking steps to start a book club in my building!
The book is written in a way that gives great ideas, powerful strategies for setting up and growing a personal network, yet evokes laughter along the way!
It will appeal to all age groups and for people with different purposes. Andrea Nierenberg shares with her readers tons of nuggets that have made her the success she is today. Someone taking just one idea from her book will see their life change in a positive way.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 18, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Most people find it very difficult to network. Yet, networking is what gets many of us jobs, apartments, and even new friends. Networking can be as simple as your mom mentioning that a co-worker is looking for a new secretary and then putting in a good word for you. So many of us are networking and don't even realize it.
As a very shy person with very little ability to be social or outgoing, I have found Andrea Nierenberg's book to be invaluable. She even has included a chapter geared especially toward introverted people in her book. After reading Andrea's book, I have used her advice to get a nicer (but cheaper) apartment by networking through co-workers and am currently being considered for a better job by using Andrea's principles at a recent pool party. Less than 2 weeks after reading Andrea's book, my life is already getting better!
I highly recommend this book to everyone.
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More About the Author

Andrea R. Nierenberg, bestselling author and world-renowned business authority, is the force behind The Nierenberg Consulting Group.

Called a "networking success story" by The Wall Street Journal, Andrea Nierenberg is founder and president of The Nierenberg Group.

With a stellar 25 years as a leader in sales and marketing, Andrea is an in-demand business expert both at home and abroad. Her company partners with an array of the world's leading businesses, including Citigroup, Time Inc., TIAA-CREF, The Food Network, Omnicom, Coach, Deutsche Bank, Tiffany and Douglas Elliman Real Estate, to name just a few.

Andrea speaks in cross-cultural settings international companies and conferences. Her travels have taken her to 45 countries across Asia, Europe and Africa as well as the US. As a respected author and quoted expert, Andrea has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Selling Power, Sales & Marketing Management, Inc. Magazine, The Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Entrepreneur, and Training & Development. Her corporate experience and wealth of expertise makes her a familiar face on television with numerous appearances on popular outlets such as Bloomberg Business Television, Time-Warner's Fortune Business Report, Fox News Chicago, Wall Street Journal Weekend, and PBS/The Business Channel.

Prior to establishing The Nierenberg Consulting Group, she was publisher and sales director of Target Marketing Magazine and served in "Corporate America" in sales and marketing for companies such as Macmillan Publications, Avon Fashions, Saks Fifth Avenue and Ziff Davis.

Andrea has taught her business development courses to undergraduate and MBA students at the nation's top educational institutions, including the University of Chicago, Washington University, and New York University. She is also active in numerous professional associations, including the Executive Association of New York, the Financial Women's Association, the Rotary Club, Advertising Women of New York and the UJA Federation.

She serves on the board for the Boy Scouts of America-Greater New York Councils, and has been honored by Office Depot and the National Association for Female Executives as Business Woman of the Year, also having received the Direct Marketing Association of New York's Silver Apple Award for her longstanding dedication to the Direct Marketing industry.

A native of Illinois and a longtime resident of New York City, Andrea graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in Business and Psychology.

Want to learn more about how The Nierenberg Consulting Group can help you continue to succeed? Contact us! www.nierenberggroup.com