The World's Worst Networker: Lessons Learned by The Best From The Absolute Worst! Paperback – January 29, 2011
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"The book is an easy read because the stories are uncensored, in some cases funny, and appeal to the novice or veteran networker." -- shoestringventure.com
Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder of BNI and New York Times Bestselling Author says:
"One of the things that I have learned over the years is sometimes you have to talk about the mistakes that people are making, the problems that people are creating for themselves. In The World's Worst Networker, Tim Houston has taken a look at networking from a really fun perspective: what not to do!"
"This book is spot on and is a gem full of useful nuggets. It has become the definitive guide that teaches you how NOT to network. Well done!" --Susan RoAne, author of the 1 Million+ bestseller, How To Work A Room
About the Author
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 29, 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 194 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1453866809
- ISBN-13 : 978-1453866801
- Item Weight : 10.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.49 x 9 inches
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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These stories give real examples of the kinds of attitudes and tactics that networkers should avoid exhibiting, and the kinds of networkers that should be avoided at all costs. I've always had an interest in networking, although I haven't done that much myself at this stage. I picked this up as it looked like a fun but informative read. I was not wrong!
Hopefully, if you are a networker, you are already avoiding all the mistakes demonstrated in this book! If not, you can definitely pick up a few tips from it. It's hard to believe people actually do these kinds of things in a misguided attempt to network successfully. I had a lot of moments when I just thought "he/she said WHAT? Did WHAT?". A few of them got their comeuppance, which is very satisfying to read about!! This is absolutely a must-have for networkers and those interested in networking. Highly recommended!
One definition for networking I found read: "..the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions; specifically : the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business." Great, but I was still at a loss as to what to do, and even more importantly, what NOT to do. That was when I searched Amazon and found this book by Timothy Houston. In a straightforward and humorous way, Mr. Houston and the contributors to this book, tell stories and offer examples of both good, productive networking and disastrous networking that should be avoided at all costs.
The best part of the book is the way the stories illustrate situations I could see myself in and have in fact been in during my job search. I got this book just after I had relocated to Hawaii and was starting a job search. I was able to put the ideas about networking to use as I started my job search and the stories about what not to do were just as useful as the ones that showed how good, strategic networking could help in landing a job or just getting great advice. I would unequivocally recommend this book for anyone who is clueless about networking as I was, or who wonders if there is something about the way they network that is not as good as it could be.
I noted having encountered many of the worst networker types through the years. Several stories opened my eyes to the actions of several professionals, I have met, who weren't exactly the type of person I want to business with.
Easy to read and can definitely help those about to begin a career requiring exposure to networking events.
Dr. Ivan Misner has several other books about networking I recommend.
Read the book, see if you are guilty of any of the examples given in the book... See how you can correct them. Get to the top of the food chain!
A good quick read.
Top reviews from other countries
The work is small and easy to read in few hours. Being a selections of writings by different authors it gives different approaches to the same topic - how to network to bring in more business.
The language used is simple and easy to understand with most of the examples given. The examples given are all about using common sense in connecting with other people.
For those who are into networking this is a useful book. At the end it gives a list of the contributing authors and their contact details.
I found myself picturing some chronic offenders I've known through the years as I flipped page after page, smiling and laughing from the many "A-ha moments" I had. There were also a few, "Oops, That may have been me," moments tossed in for further relevance.
This book is required reading for anyone hoping to make the most of their networking efforts. I can't possibly imagine a single person who has ever been to a single networking event, that couldn't relate to the examples given here.
What a great read, thank you!