Networking is a Contact Sport
How Staying Connected and Serving Others Will Help You Grow Your Business, Expand Your Influence - or Even Land Your Next Job
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|Format:||Hardback, 296 pages|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 21 October 2010|
A 30-year master networker with connections such as Brett Favre and Bob Costas, Joe Sweeney shows how to build beneficial relationships to further your career. Master networker Joe Sweeney shares his networking secrets from a long and successful career as a business owner, sports agent and executive and investment banking consultant. His first secret: master networkers are focused on giving, not getting. With today's difficult economy and uncertain workplace, networking has never been more important. Sweeney's simple but effective 5/10/15 networking plan will give you a leg up in the current job market, help you stay employed, or, if you've been laid off, find your next job. The cliche that who you know is more important than what you know has never been truer. Sweeney illustrates his insights with dozens of helpful examples from his own life (along with a few fascinating insider sports stories). With special sections on networking for women and minorities, insights into the usefulness (and handicaps) of social networking sites, how to get (and why you need) a wingman and profiles of other master networkers, "Networking Is a Contact Sport" is a practical and essential guide for anyone who wants to get ahead in today's economy.
About the Author
Joe Sweeney is a businessman, entrepreneur, former sports agent, investment banker and author. For 28 years, Joe has built a career by combining his love of business and his passion for sports. Joe brings an extensive background in hands-on business experience. He has used his 28 years of business experience as a master networker in the sports and business worlds. Mike Yorkey is the author, editor, or collaborator of more than seventy books. he lives in the San Diego area with his wife, Nicole.
"Joe Sweeney is a most persistent and persuasive man. Networking Is a Contact Sport exemplifies the value of networking 'outside the box.' "
"Joe Sweeney's networking skills helped to significantly increase my off-the-field income."
Three-time NFL MVP and Future NFL Hall of Famer
"Joe Sweeney is right. Networking is one of the most crucial aspects of being successful in any workplace. Cultivating personal and business relationships both inside and outside of your workplace will lead to more contacts and greater opportunities."
Commissioner of Major League Baseball
"Joe has taught me the value of having a 'wingman' in your life. I thank God and my Guardian Angel for protecting me, and having Joe watching out for me during my time in Milwaukee was a blessing, too."
The Most Rev. Timothy Dolan
Archbishop of New York City
"Joe Sweeney has grasped what it means to network in both the black and the white environment. If you follow the advice in Networking Is a Contact Sport, it will help you to transcend racial differences and succeed in any work situation."
Businessman; Entrepreneur; and former President of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club
"When you think about it, life is all about relationships, both personal and professional ones. But relationships don't just happen by themselves. Many have to be pursued, and that's where Joe's book, Networking Is a Contact Sport, comes into play. A great read that proves that networking is hard work but well worth the while."
Former CEO of S.C. Johnson & Son, Nike, Inc., and Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
"I teach Joe Sweeney's networking philosophy to all four thousand of our employees. I am reminded every day that they work. The Joe Sweeney way works."
Chief Operating Officer, CUNA Mutual Insurance
"Broadcasting is a people business. Contacts, sources, connections,
|Publisher: ||BenBella Books|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 15.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.44 kg)|