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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2015 Anne Baber, Lynne Waymon, Andre Alphonso, Jim Wylde (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC

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Couldn't stand narrator's whispered voice

What disappointed you about Strategic Connections?

I only got to chapter 3, but the content sounded too general and a bit outdated.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.

How could the performance have been better?

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.

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