In Build Your Dream Network, acclaimed business columnist and networking expert J. Kelly Hoey offers a fresh new approach to mastering the timeworn skill of networking in a world where everyone is posting, liking, and friending fast and furiously, but many are failing to leverage their connections successfully.
Cut through the networking noise and start building the powerful, real relationships needed to succeed in our digital world. If you think of networking as schmoozing at boring cocktail parties or scrolling through LinkedIn for new contacts to add, think again. In the social media age, you need a modern roadmap for creating and cultivating meaningful connections to stand out from the crowd and achieve any of your goals, no matter how big or small.
J Kelly Hoey presents innovative strategies for forming strong relationships—the genuine, mutually beneficial, long-lasting kind—using all of the social tools at your disposal. She also reveals creative and surprisingly simple ways to harness the power of your network to accomplish any ambition, from landing your dream job or a coveted account or client to successfully crowdfunding a new business venture. Build Your Dream Network will help you:
- Determine the most effective ways to connect with others so you don’t clutter your calendar with dead-end coffee dates and informational interviews
- Synchronize IRL networking efforts with your digital outreach
- Turn “closed door” conversations into strong personal relationships and business opportunities
- Eliminate FOMO by keeping your networking efforts focused
Packed with infographics, flowcharts, and encouraging advice, Build Your Dream Network shows how small adjustments in your daily routine, generosity, and goal-focused efforts are all it takes to set you apart
Networking is a way to go about solving a problem.
Today, not some but all my opportunities arise from and because of the strength of my network and the way I go about connecting.
When you know people, and those people know what you do, success knows how to find you.
About the author
J Kelly Hoey is a writer, investor, connector and networking expert, lauded everywhere from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“25 Smartest Women On Twitter”). A columnist for Inc.com, she’s appeared on CNBC’s Power Pitch, and her clients include The New Yorker, Coca-Cola, PBS, L’Oréal, Capital One, and Dove.
Why LoA loves it….
Today, the ability to forge powerful relationships in a hyper connected world has never been more important. But for many entrepreneurs, the thought of building the right network to make these connections happen in the right way can be daunting. In her new book, J Kelly Hoey provides some really practical and insightful strategies to help tackle this challenge successfully. It’s a must-read for any woman entrepreneur looking to take her approach to networking for business success to the next level. --- Melanie Hawken, founder and editor-in-chief of Lionesses of Africa