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Nonstop Networking: How to Improve Your Life, Luck, and Career (Capital Ideas for Business & Personal Development) Hardcover – September 15, 2002
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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.' (Successful Meetings)
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.’ (Coeli Carr, The New York Times)
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.’ (The Courier Post (Camden, NJ))
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.’ (Perri Capell, The Wall Street Journal’s College Journal)
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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.Read more ›
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
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.
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.
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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This must read book is insightful for those of us who are reluctant to network with strangers. However, if you are open to the suggestions and simply take a different approach,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Andrea
Over the past year my network has grown by over 300%, and it has had a big impact on my life and the number of opportunities that show up for me. Read morePublished on October 12, 2012 by Bill Fox
I found this book helpful but some of it was too fundamental.However, with that said if you followed the path of networking that Ms. Read morePublished on March 10, 2012 by S.J.Tagliareni
Wow! Look out world! If you're a beginner networker, this is all you need. It's like the 'scripture' of networking. Read morePublished on May 14, 2008 by SRahmahM
Having seen Ms. Nierenberg in action during an in office presentation, and having read her book, I can say that the take away is a diligent approach to networking which we all... Read morePublished on April 27, 2007 by Effie White
Nonstop Networking: How To Improve Your Life, Luck and Career, by Andrea Nirenberg, is a good book on personal networking if one possesses the personality type to engage in this... Read morePublished on November 20, 2005 by David
The book is a very easy read overall, it's simple and to the point. I wasn't born to be out-going so it's very difficult for me to pull off many of the techniques suggested by the... Read morePublished on September 20, 2005 by BookNerd
Andrea Nierenberg is the author of "Nonstop Networking: How to Improve Your Life, Luck, and Career". Read morePublished on September 18, 2005 by Softwareguy
I've found Andrea's book Nonstop Networking an invaluable tool as a management consultant. The book is a very quick read, to the point, and a great reference. Read morePublished on March 20, 2005 by Dan