Today's organizations are collaborative. With old command-and-control methods replaced by openness and transparency, networking has become an essential professional skill expected of everyone at every level.
Unveiling eight indispensable competencies for the new network-oriented workforce, Strategic Connections provides practical advice for building better, more productive business relationships. Listeners will discover how to:
Commit to a positive, proactive networking mind-set
Align networking activities with individual and organizational objectives
Leverage their contacts by organizing them into strategic groups
Earn trust--a prerequisite for collaboration
Boost their social acumen and increase their likeability
Master conversational skills and deepen interactions
Employ storytelling to make communications memorable
Use networking to deliver value to the company
Thanks to technology new contacts are only a click away. But the level of connection and collaboration required for real success demands advanced, face-to-face relationship-building skills. This audiobook gives you the tools you need to meet goals, execute strategies, foster innovation, and make yourself invaluable to your organization.
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Couldn't stand narrator's whispered voice
I only got to chapter 3, but the content sounded too general and a bit outdated. It didn't seem to deliver the title, presenting old fashioned formulas of networking.
Why can't the narrator speak like a normal human being instead of whispering the end of each word? It sounds utterly artificial, fake, trying too hard to impress. Tone/pace are also weird, like an American trying to sound British or vice-versa. Performance is so over the top that completely turned me off.