Networking for People Who Hate Networking, Second Edition 2nd Edition

A Field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the Underconnected

Devora Zack (Author)

Forthcoming: 05/21/2019

Networking for People Who Hate Networking, Second Edition
Would you rather get a root canal than face a group of strangers? Does the phrase “working a room” make you want to retreat to yours? Devora Zack, an avowed introvert and successful consultant who gives presentations to thousands of people at dozens of events annually, feels your pain. She found that other networking books assume that to succeed, you have to act like an extrovert. Not at all. There is another way.

Zack politely examines and then smashes to tiny fragments the “dusty old rules” of standard networking advice. She shows how the very traits that make many people hate networking can be harnessed to forge an approach more effective and user-friendly than traditional techniques. This edition adds new material on applying networking principles in personal situations, handling interview questions, following up—what do you do with all those business cards?—and more.

Networking enables you to accomplish the goals that are most important to you. But you can't adopt a style that goes against who you are—and you don't have to. As Zack writes, “You do not succeed by denying your natural temperament; you succeed by working with your strengths.”

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Would you rather get a root canal than face a group of strangers? Does the phrase “working a room” make you want to retreat to yours? Devora Zack, an avowed introvert and successful consultant who gives presentations to thousands of people at dozens of events annually, feels your pain. She found that other networking books assume that to succeed, you have to act like an extrovert. Not at all. There is another way.

Zack politely examines and then smashes to tiny fragments the “dusty old rules” of standard networking advice. She shows how the very traits that make many people hate networking can be harnessed to forge an approach more effective and user-friendly than traditional techniques. This edition adds new material on applying networking principles in personal situations, handling interview questions, following up—what do you do with all those business cards?—and more.

Networking enables you to accomplish the goals that are most important to you. But you can't adopt a style that goes against who you are—and you don't have to. As Zack writes, “You do not succeed by denying your natural temperament; you succeed by working with your strengths.”

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I’m author of three books and president of Only Connect Consulting, Inc. I have an MBA from Cornell University (full-tuition merit scholar) and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania (magna cum laude). 

I am visiting faculty for Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, and have twice been invited on speaking tours in Australia by the Australian Institute of Management. I’m a certified practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Mensa. 

My first two books, Networking for People Who Hate Networking and Managing for People Who Hate Managing, have been translated into more than twenty languages including Cantonese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Marathi, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, and Spanish. 

I’ve been featured in media such as ABC-TV, British Airways, CNBC, CNN, Cosmo, Fast Company, Forbes, Fox News, Redbook, Self, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, Wall Street Journal, and Women’s Health.

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