Summary of Networking for People Who Hate Networking
A Field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the Underconnected
Introverts hate networking, but they can do it well if they know how.
Author Devora Zack identifies herself as a bona fide, “off-the-chart” introvert. Even though she makes her living presenting to large groups, she prefers to be alone engaging in solitary pursuits. She likes serene reflection more than multidecibel excitement. Happy hours do not make her happy. Nevertheless, she is a networking expert who teaches introverts how to build connections. Her goal is to help them actually learn to love networking, but how well her techniques work for you may depend on just how deeply introverted you are. It’s hard to make networking palatable to someone who regards a group of strangers with unmitigated terror as opposed to general unease. Yet, this is a good, solid book and Zack’s ideas are sensible. Even if some of her suggestions may not be workable for every introvert, getAbstract believes her advice will help many people become better networkers.
In this summary, you will learn
- What introverts’ and extroverts’ primary characteristics are
- How to counter common misconceptions about introverts
- Why introverts and many other people dislike networking
- How introverts can use their strengths to network effectively
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