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Networking in the 21st Century: Why Your Network Sucks And What To Do About It Paperback – December 11, 2014
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I was fortunate enough to receive an advanced copy of his new book and I'm glad he thought of me. Knowing D. personally, I was happy to see that his personality, light-hearted snark, and playful humor shone brightly throughout the book. That made for an easy read and I felt like David and I were having a conversation at the bar or coffeeshop. If you want to get to know D. Fish and his storytelling prowess, I highly recommend checking out some of his YouTube videos by searching David Fisher The RockStar Success Library.
Let's chat about the book. As his first published book, it's clear D. wanted to lay the groundwork for what the wishy-washy topic of networking actually entails and what makes for a fundamentally effective networker. D. takes the novice reader through the history of networking and uses clear examples to demonstrate his philosophy on the topic. The advanced networker then hops on board and he takes both through tactical steps on how to build a relationship with your contacts over time that will lead to potential business opportunities.
I'm one of those natural networkers D. mentions in the book that has an easier time striking up a conversation and I have always thought of myself as a pretty good networker, but I still found a lot of value in the tactics David recommends for open-ended conversation starters, follow-up questions, managing your database and re-engaging your contacts over time. I expect more advanced books in D's future as he takes his readers to the next level once they become comfortable in executing the tactics demonstrated in the book.
Final verdict? I recommend 'Networking in the 21st Century' to both the novice and advanced networker, both of whom will find nuggets of inspiration for growth in their networking skillset.
The only flaw about the book is a big chunk of the beginning was about why you should consider networking important. If you're reading the book it seems to me you've already figured out that it's important. D Fish does instruct you from the beginning to skip around and read what's most important to you, but I'm a first page to last page reader (although the I have been know to read the end first.)
It's nice that the book is constructed with a part about overall networking theory followed by the last part which is concrete actions to do. You could just read and execute the last part, but you'd be missing depth of understanding on networking fundamental. After reading the whole book, I could see reviewing the last part periodically to make sure my networking is robust.
I'm now reading D Fish's LinkedIn book. As one of the premier business hubs, I'm anxious to learn how to leverage LinkedIn better.