Networking for People Who Hate Networking
Devora Zack, an avowed introvert and a successful consultant who speaks to thousands of people every year, found that most networking advice books assume that to succeed you have to become an extrovert. Or at least learn how to fake it. Not at all. There is another way.
This book shatters stereotypes about people who dislike networking. They’re not shy or misanthropic. Rath...more
Я долго ждал подобную книгу. Я приобрёл и прочитал её, как только подвернулась возможность... И что? Я разочарован :( Я СИЛЬНО разочарован :(((
Начнем с "плюсов".
1) Моё первое высшее образование - психология. Что такое "интроверсия" я знаю ОЧЕНЬ хорошо :) Но вот книг, где было бы очень хорошо, понятно, с юмором и доходчиво описано, кто такой этот самый "интроверт" мне до сего момента не встречалось...
И вот, о чудо ...more
Many things in this book were no surprise to me - I already seemed to know a lot intuitively (L ...more
I had to attend a work conference while I was reading the book and actually did use some of the techniques offered. I conc ...more
Right from the start, Networking for People who Hate Net ...more
The book provided a lot of detail about introverts etc and the need to network more slowly with breaks to recharge yourself but concentrated on meeting people at networking events only. There was no mention of how to network in your own workplace through coffee/lunch meetings etc. The other downside of the book was that it talked about that first meeting but there was no ...more
For someone like me who has never read anything like this before, it is very helpful. I can see how it may not be so to s ...more
This book won't turn anyone into an instant networker. You won't find a book that will do that. One of the main p ...more
I'll be doing a full review on my blog, but for the meantime, I'll say that I love the extent to which Ms Zack *gets* introversion.
Her writing style is engaging with just enough snark to keep me grinning, and her 3-P process (Pause, Process and Pace) is an awesome structural tool for us introverts in pretty much all areas of our lives - not just networking.
Definitely worth checking out if you're introverted and want to som ...more
First of all, the book is targeted to an auditory of introverts, and the first quarter of the book is dedicated to describe this term, and it's distinction from extravert. If you know this stuff, you can skip the first 4 chapters.
Besides it, the book is mainly focused on the issue of large networking events and conferences, which is apparently the main field of expertise of the author - if you are actually attending them and have a problem of exhaustion and anxiety towards them, this is a book ...more
The unique feature of this book is that it acknowledges characteristics and preferences of the introverted and adapts networking techniques to take them into consideration. It doesn't try to change the reader from one type of person into another (i.e. from introvert to extrovert).
I found it reassuring to read my own peculiarities were common to o ...more
One thing that bothered me about my experience with this audio book is that it really sounded like it was narrated by a text to speech program. Inflection and tempo could have been done a lot better. On a broader note, though, it sounded like t ...more
Even though I roll my eyes a fair amount a ...more
She says that strengths of introverts are that we go deeper, one-on-one. We do best with structured activities (something I have found abundantly true in my life). We need solitude for refreshing ourselves. We need to pace ourselves.
Cute quotes in the book: page 11: "1. ...more
Okay, so here’s my feedback.
The tips are useful, I can't deny that. Prepare beforehand, focus on a small number of people, ask open-ended questions, leave when you become tired, treat people the way they want to treated, tip staff, remember names, take notes on all interactions afterwards, and follow-up within a couple of days with a thoughtful email. That’s the basics.
The title doesn’t reflect the entire book. A more accurate title would be ‘In ...more
Ms. Zack holds an MBA from Cornell University ...more
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Why do introverts have voicemail? To never answer the phone.”