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Networking for People Who Hate Networking: A Field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the Underconnected Paperback – Jul 27 2010

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers (July 27 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781605095226
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605095226
  • ASIN: 1605095222
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 1.4 x 23.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
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About the Author

Devora Zack consults to dozens of diverse organizations in private industry, federal agencies, and the public sector. Sample clients include: America Online, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, International Monetary Fund, DC United, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Governor's Office (MD), Internal Revenue Service, FEMA, ICF Consulting, Department of Homeland Security, Low Income Housing Fund, National Association of Personal Financial Advisors , numerous Federations, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the U.S. Department of Education. Her publication Linking Personal and Professional Values currently appears in the industry's gold standard Pfeiffer Consulting Annual, where her work has been featured as lead articles for three years. Ms. Zack also has U.S. secret clearance. Devora lives in the Washington, DC area.


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I'm a "centrovert" and this book didn't really have answers for me. The biggest thing I walked away learning was that introverts recharge their energy when AWAY from social situations, whereas extroverts recharge IN social situations. That has given me a deeper perspective of people, but this is not what I was after. I wanted to know how to make more business friends when I don't really communicate well having lost my natural social skills working on a computer for 15 years.
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Devora Zack's book, Networking for People Who Hate Networking, is far more than a handy guide on how to work a room. The book offers insights into what makes us who we are and how to use those traits to be successful in business and, if you care to look deeper, in our day to day lives. As Zack points out, Networking is really about connecting with people. Learning how you, and those you interact with, are "wired" opens the door to a whole new world of connectivity, whether it is around a networking event buffet, on an airplane or in your own home. This easy to read, often humorous book provides you with this knowledge as well as simple tips, learning activities and more. Definitely a must read.
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The book starts out with an explanation and comparison of what introverts and extroverts are and then goes on to overexplain and rehash the differences. When it finally reaches tips about networking they are unnecessary and brief. For example there is a section about planning a networking event which is hardly necessary in a book supposedly written for people who can hardly network.

Just not enough information on networking and way too much on introverts vs. extroverts.
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I almost read this cover to cover! The writing style makes it one of those books that you don't want to put down, which I am not accustomed to in a business book! This read is like sitting down one-on-one with the author and getting a perspective to help maximize the real-life benefits of networking. If you ever thought that you don't enjoy networking, or that you are not particularly good at it, this book will change your mind about that quickly. Like the author, I am an introvert and, come to think of it, underconnected too ' and I found many gems in this book. I think even people who love networking will learn a few things too. Great read and super useful.
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By Tami Brady HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on Sept. 17 2010
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Most books that I have read that discuss introverts and extroverts tend to talk in stereotypes. Introverts are seen as shy, cold, and slow witted. Extroverts are seen as the life of the party, fun, and social. Indeed, there truly are key differences between introverts and extroverts. However, both have strengths and limitations. When we recognize this fact and start using what we have, we find that even networking isn't as bad as we think.

Right from the start, Networking for People who Hate Networking states that what we all view as networking comes from a very narrow viewpoint. Yes, extroverts thrive in situations where they meet new people, mingle, take business cards, and talk, talk, talk. However, so long as an introvert understands his or her need for me-time and self care, he or she will enjoy meeting people with common interests, having one on one conversations, and create long term relationships. Quality versus quantity. It all evens out in the end.

I was fascinated by this book. As an introvert I very much enjoy being with people, talking, learning new things, and having new experiences. I just get physically drained by too much for too long. I simply can't sustain what seems to energize my extrovert husband. Know yourself and use what you have.
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I was pleasantly surprised. I thought this book would drag on and be the same old stuff you get in all of those self help books but it had some very good points. Devora Zack adds a bit of humour in the mix which helps.
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This is a decent book, and the approach was very honest and sincere. As a self professed introvert, Ms. Zach draws a fine line down the middle between introvert and extravert and the fence sitting controvert, chapters 1-3 were spent on this topic. This information was pretty basic.

Chapter Four, entitled "Why We Hate Networking" tried to link networking to prehistoric times, which was kind of odd. A rather useful solution to networking anxiety was presented in the form of Cognitive Behavioral Analysis(CBT) on pg.44. It was not propertly referenced that this is in fact a CBT worksheet. Furthermore, I think that readers could benefit from knowing that these exercises can be done on your mobile phone, and thus if one needs to take a break, they can step aside and say "I have an important text from a relative I have to respond to, or something like that" and do the exercise when at an event and not loose face.

The Platinum Rule(p 77) is something that was new ie. Treat Others The Way They Would Want To Be Treated". This is followed up by a few solid examples of why this makes sense, though it is not always easy to do.
It is interesting that the author never references anyone else's works on networking and takes a half hearted stab at Keith Ferazzi's book Never Eat Alone, by saying "its ok to eat alone".

All in all, this is a quick and fun easy to read book. The pictures and graphs are quite cute. I would not make it the only book on networking you read though
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