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Cut through the networking noise and start building the powerful, real relationships needed to succeed in our digital world.

If you think of networking as schmoozing at boring cocktail parties or scrolling through LinkedIn for new contacts to add, think again. In the social media age, you need a modern road map for creating and cultivating meaningful connections to stand out from the crowd and achieve any of your goals, no matter how big or small.

In Build Your Dream Network, acclaimed business columnist and networking expert J. Kelly Hoey offers a fresh new approach to mastering this timeworn skill in a world where everyone is posting, liking, and friending fast and furiously, but many are failing to leverage their connections successfully. Hoey presents innovative strategies for forming strong relationships - the genuine, mutually beneficial, long-lasting kind - using all of the social tools at your disposal. She also reveals creative and surprisingly simple ways to harness the power of your network to accomplish any ambition, from landing your dream job or a coveted account or client to successfully crowdfunding a new business venture.

Build Your Dream Network will help you:

  • Determine the most effective ways to connect with others so you don't clutter your calendar with dead-end coffee dates and informational interviews
  • Synchronize IRL networking efforts with your digital outreach
  • Turn "closed door" conversations into strong personal relationships and business opportunities
  • Eliminate FOMO by keeping your networking efforts focused

Packed with encouraging advice, Build Your Dream Network shows how small adjustments in your daily routine, generosity, and goal-focused efforts are all it takes to set you apart and ignite the powerful connections that will lead to major opportunities for success.

©2017 J. Kelly Hoey (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC

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Build Your Dream Network offers seriously good advice for people who want to network in a manner that's genuine and effective. I wish I had it 30 years ago.” (Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and craigconnects)

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Reminders and new applications

I thought it would be a good book on tips I already know and do well, which it was. However, it was full of new ideas and new approaches to traditional networking. I also recognized my own networking fails that I was completely unaware of! Ouch! I wish I had this book when I was a senior in college.

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Networking made simple (and comfortable)!!!

Hate networking? Then this is the book for you!!! Kelly makes what often feels like a chore simple and dare I say... fun! This book is packed full of new ways to look at building your circle of connections, approaches to try, and examples of why it's critical to build your network.

If you typically run from networking, run to the bookstore instead and pick up a copy of Build Your Dream Network!!!

I also love that Kelly read the Audible version herself. The content really comes to life when the author reads their material.

(Review written by Carla Howard - I share an Audible account with my husband)

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Seriously everything you need to know to build community

This book does not disappoint. As a connector myself I have been waiting for a rad woman to publish a how to, up to date, cutting edge book on building relationships that matter. Thank you JK!