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New Business Networking: How to Effectively Grow Your Business Network Using Online and Offline Methods (Que Biz-Tech) Paperback – May 26, 2013
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"I've read a number of books on this topic and Dave Delaney, by far, has the greatest depth of knowledge and practical uses of all of the major players in social media." - Mark McGlinch
"A++ book for anyone who is looking to get better at networking and building relationships with people, companies and other organizations." - Brianna Reed
About the Author
Dave Delaney is a recognized leader, consultant, and speaker on digital marketing, social media strategy, and business networking.
Delaney began his career in marketing, promotions, and publicity in Toronto, Ontario, Canada working in performing arts publicity and marketing, newspaper promotions, and broadcast television marketing. In Nashville, Tennessee, his career switched to technology-focused companies where he managed digital marketing efforts focusing on social media strategy and execution.
He hosted one of the first parenting podcasts from 2005[nd]2008, and he has been blogging for nearly a decade.
Dave co-founded two annual unconferences, PodCamp Nashville and BarCamp Nashville. He has also launched two monthly networking events, Nashcocktail and Geek Breakfast. The latter now has chapters across the United States, Canada, South Africa, and Australia.
In July 2012, Delaney was selected by Billboard Magazine as a digital marketing expert to follow. Dave Delaney has appeared in technology stories in USA Today, Billboard Magazine, Globe & Mail, Nashville Business Journal, The Tennessean, and Mashable.
Delaney frequently speaks at private events, functions, and public conferences. Engagements include South by Southwest Interactive, Social Media Club Nashville, American Marketing Association Nashville, Interlogix Partners Conference, Killer Tribes, Explore, PodCamp Toronto, BarCamp Nashville, and PodCamp Nashville.
Top Customer Reviews
As for the bulk of the book, it's about attending business network groups and doing PR work, connecting, offering insight and help, and selling yourself. If you attend even one, you can meet and greet dozens of people and find out about their services, their products, and hand out your business cards and arrange for coffee together if you meet important contacts. You might not need a $10 Kindle book to do that. Sorry, based on the high price, lack of new information, and the fact that nearly 30% of the book is the index and the first chapter about what the author is going to discuss in the book, I have to rate this as a two-star read for all but networking beginners.
A high point of this book was the chapter on hosting your own events - as the director of a new project NashvilleGeekLife.com (which focuses on event coverage and community networking for local geek culture), I was feeling a bit overwhelmed on how to go about creating events for the sheer purpose of encouraging people to come out and network with each other, and since reading this book I have not only hosted my own successful events, but have easily encouraged others to, as well.
A++ book for anyone who is looking to get better at networking and building relationships with people, companies and other organizations.
Dave writes in a very conversational and direct way. Even if you know nothing about social media and the tools that it provides to you, by the end of reading this book you'll be inspired to get out there and start using them to help yourself in many ways.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The New Business Networking by Dave Delaney is a wonderful book that provides clear guidance for readers in developing their networking strategies and online connections. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Susan Brill de Ramirez
This book is so helpful in the more modern times of networking and social media. Thanks, Dave!!Published 4 months ago by J. Haynes
Outstanding book! A great "how to" on networking. It is also a very helpful reference book on networking via social media. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Brett Holladay
Some obvious info, some unnecessary info, some rambling, but very thorough. Not everything pertains, but some sections of value for everyone.Published 20 months ago by eric farley
Dave's book New Business Networking changed my professional life. It came across my radar when I was facing a career change decision. It spoke to me and I took a risk. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Emmalish
This book gives a nice overview of how to use online and offline channels to get the most out of all channels.
Very detailed, thorough and informative.
In this hands-on guide, Dave advises doing some research on the attendees BEFORE attending a networking event. Read morePublished on February 26, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Because I do marketing for a living and social media in general I thought this book would be too basic. I was wrong. Read morePublished on February 18, 2014 by Christine
For anyone who's trying to bravely make their way through self-employment or entrepreneurship, this book will help you combine your digital and "IRL" worlds more... Read morePublished on February 13, 2014 by D'nelle Dowis