21st century networking – it’s easy to underestimate the power of a strong business network. Many people see networking as an ‘optional extra’ – another task to fit into an already crammed diary and indeed, for some, a daunting task, with no idea how to get started. However interpersonal relationships remain at the heart of success. Unless we invest time in networking, we are limiting our ability to achieve, grow and to develop our businesses. The good news is, it’s never too late to start networking.
’21st Century Networking – how to become a natural networker’ written by David Sole OBE and WeDO Scotland founder & CEO, Belinda Roberts MBE, was published by London publishers, Elliott & Thompson in October 2015.
Interpersonal relationships remain at the heart of success for both career and business development. The book is a comprehensive, practical handbook designed to introduce you to the world of networking, from building up your contacts list to attending events. In straightforward and simple terms, it guides readers on how to take a pragmatic and practical approach to developing this core skill.
Including chapters on how to assess your networks, developing your personal brand, the softer skills of networking, using social media and making networking part of your everyday life, the book is filled with case studies to bring the theory to life through real examples and provides all you need to take charge of your network – today.
Here are highlights from the Edinburgh launch of 21st Century Networking which took place in the Princes Street branch of Waterstones.
Filming, editing & production by WeDO members Beaten Track TV.