Monday, November 28, 2011
The Enthusiastic Networker by Juli Monroe
My friend Patti DeNucci just released a book called "The Intentional Networker" (which I reviewed here), and I love that these two books crossed my path so close together, as being intentional AND enthusiastic are key to success in cultivating long-term and mutually beneficial relationships.
Juli does a great job of making networking real. Too often if you ask ten people what it means to "network" you will get ten differing definitions. She begins her book by spelling out her philosophies on the purpose of building relationships. She then gives real life examples and plenty of actionable exercises to help anyone become more enthusiastic in their networking efforts.
The book is easy to read and will help the skeptical and experienced in finding ways to do the things that they enjoy (and she teaches you how to enjoy the parts of networking that might make you cringe).
She also does a good job of merging the online and offline networking strategies. It is common that people separate the two, or pit the digital world and face-to-face world at odds. This book reminds us that we are the same people in social media and in person.... and that they should work together, not apart.
The book is available on Amazon and other book retailers. It is an easy read and will make you think about how you network online and in person. Enjoy!
Have A Great Day.