How to Be a Power Connector

The 5+50+100 Rule for Turning Your Business Network into Profits
Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (206 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Create a personal "power grid" of influence to spark professional and personal success.

"Other people have the answers, deals, money, access, power, and in uence you need to get what you want in this world. To achieve any goal, you need other people to help you do it." -- JUDY ROBINETT

As anyone in business knows, strategic planning is critical to achieving long-term success. In How to Be a Power Connector, super-networker Judy Robinett argues that strategic relationship planning should be your top priority.

When you combine your specific skills and talents with a clear, workable path for creating and managing your relationships, nothing will stop you from meeting your goals. With high-value connections, you'll tap into a dynamic "power grid" of influence guaranteed to accelerate your personal and professional success.

Robinett uses her decades of experience connecting the world's highest achievers with one another to help you build high-value relationships. She reveals all the secrets of her trade, including proven ways to:

  • Find and enter the best network "ecosystem" to meet your goals
  • Reach even the most unreachable people quickly and effectively
  • Get anyone's contact information within 30 seconds
  • Create a "3-D connection" that adds value to multiple people at the same time
  • Access key influencers through industry and community events
  • Subtly seed conversation with information about interests and needs
  • Use social media to your best advantage

Robinett has based her methods on solid researchproving that social groups begin to break up when they become larger than 150 people, and that 50 members is the optimal size for group communication. As such, she has developed what she calls the "5+50+100" method: contact your top 5 connections daily, your Key 50 weekly, and your Vital 100 monthly. This is your power grid, and it will work wonders for your career. Nothing will stop you when you learn How to Be a Power Connector.

©2014 Judy Robinett (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Life changing book! I’ve never known how to network, not because I didn’t know how to talk to people and ask open-ended questions, but because I didn’t like the feeling that I was using them. Judy’s excellent book changed my perspective, giving me “permission” to just relate to people without every interaction being a “sales call.”

With practical steps and a clear explanation of “why,” How to Be a Power Connector has opened a whole new world to me of seeking how to help others, especially through connecting them to each other for their mutual benefit. It’s almost become a sport to find people with needs I would have never thought of being able to help them with, then looking for someone I know who can help.

The section on being in the right room is worth the price of the book alone. Seems obvious once you think about it, but sadly, too much time is wasted talking to the wrong people for what you need.

I bought both the Kindle and Audible.com versions of the book and highly recommend them.

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Re-invigorated me to be a Connector

What made the experience of listening to How to Be a Power Connector the most enjoyable?

I really got excited to take action and to make my connector lists and manage my relationships more actively

What did you like best about this story?

That she gave me actionable items and strategies to manage my contacts

What does Dina Pearlman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She was very upbeat, and read the words with energy

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I needed to digest a few of these sections separately. a lot of value here

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Would you listen to How to Be a Power Connector again? Why?

Absolutely.
Loved it!
Judy Robinett has translated her own pathway to success into a trail that just about any of us can follow.
Concise and thorough, Judy speaks plainly and from the heart to lay out a practical framework for developing a powerful network of allies and friends.
Numerous quotes and real-world success stories from her own life and those of other high achievers give her ideas weight and make for a great listen.
Narration is spot on. I felt like I was listening to the author the whole time.

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Eye opening and possibly life changing

I always like self improvement books that show you a realistic blue print. I'm excited to implement this blue print and confident it will be an impact on my life and for sure my relationships.

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A wealth of information, will listen many times.

This is a no bs book about thoughtful connect, I was not thought how to connect meaningfully and so am trying to teach myself. It is so important to know how to connect and this book is great at teaching the ins and outs. I am so thankful I found this book and will be listening to it over and over. Thank you for such great info!

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Recommended to the people who want to Succeed !!!

No doubt “Robinett uses her decades of experience connecting the world's highest achievers with one another to help you build high-value relationships.” I got the book at Audible (This book is as relevant in the audio version ).

I have been an active networker and hugely active on LinkedIn as I heard the book in the audio version again and again it started working my mind . I am glad I got this book. It is worth every second spent and every $ multiple time over.

After buying the book I researched on Judy Robinett the more I know the more respect I developed. I now realize why this book has quality content. No Fluff…No shortcut…Actionable directions ….Professionals, Students, Entrepreneurs all need to be connected. This book is a bible on networking with relevance and creating value.

Awesome Job Judy !! More powers to you.

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Usable & Straightfoward Networking Insights

A perfect commuter book. Listen to this book in small chunks so you can digest and apply the principals in each chapter. To succeed in business you must know how to extend your network effectively both in person and on the internet. Many avenues exist to show you how to increase the number of internet contacts. This is the first book which shows you how to connect effectively and robustly. Numbers talk, I landed the largest single client for 2018, when I was only 2/3rds of the way through the book. Now, I use the Judy's tools everyday. The best part is I enjoy the relationships I make with those in my network.

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Very insightful

A must read! I Will certainly practice the strategic methods set forth both personally and professionally.

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working smart and practical

one of the better books, can relate to a lot of this from my world being a connector myself. great stuff !

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Must have book for networking

This is one of those books you need to read to be really good at networking. The book should be read several times as there's a lot of information to absorb in your 1st reading.

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Just makes sense

I really enjoyed listening to this book as it makes so much sense but is also so counterintuitive in our digital world. These days, everybody wants to send automated Linkedin messages and generate sales straight away instead of building valuable relationships first.

For me, this book was an eye-opener because it describes the mindset and methods that I see other entrepreneurs around me use to grow their business more effortlessly.

I wouldn't even say that it is only a 'business' book but also a recipe for a happier life as so many suffer from loneliness and depression.

Highly recommendable!