Summary of Work the Pond!

Use the Power of Positive Networking to Leap Forward in Work and Life

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Work the Pond! book summary
Treat everyone with respect and kindness – you never know which new acquaintance may change your life.


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The essayist E. B. White said, “No one should come to New York to live unless he is willing to be lucky.” People succeed when they make their own luck. Many do so through networking. If you are willing to be lucky, new opportunities may unfold before you because of a valuable connection you made yesterday, or one that you will make today or tomorrow. Authors Darcy Rezac, Judy Thomson and Gayle Hallgren-Rezac believe that “positive” networking is the key that opens the door to all of life’s possibilities. If you want to learn to build valuable connections to get ahead, getAbstract recommends this easy-to-read and lighthearted, yet sensible and savvy, book.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What the difference is between positive and negative networking;
  • What the seven secrets and the seven steps of networking are; and
  • How to conduct your networking activities to achieve the maximum impact.


It’s Not “Who You Know”
Your personal networks can help you advance in life if your networking approach is positive, not negative. In other words, don’t ask, “What can you do for me?” but rather, “How can I help you?” This positive networking creates “good karma”: If you help others, they...
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About the Authors

Darcy Rezac has served in executive positions in business, the military and government. Judy Thomson is an accountant, trainer and team builder. Gayle Hallgren-Rezac is a writer and entrepreneur.

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