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How to build a stronger professional network

Intro

David J.P. Fisher (D. Fish) is a speaker, coach, and author of 9 books, including the best-selling Hyper-Connected Selling and Networking in the 21st Century: Why Your Network Sucks and What to Do About It. Building on 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and sales professional. David’s goal is to help professionals understand the new business landscape, where social media, networking, and old-school sales and communication skills are the key to providing value and staying relevant. He lives in Evanston, IL – next to a huge cemetery that helps him appreciate the value of every day.

Episode Summary

  • The power of networking
  • The biggest mistake most people do when networking
  • Don’t use the excuse of being an “introvert” for having a bad network
  • Networking is a lot like dating, so put the appropriate amount of effort in
  • Leverage technology to enhance your networking
  • Time is an asset when it comes to networking

Quotes

“Stop your networking from sucking”

“Networking is a process, not just an event”

“Plant those seeds now and you’ve got a lot of time to cultivate them”

Resources

All of David Fisher’s books – https://davidjpfisher.com/bookstore/

Shapr networking app – https://shapr.co/

David Fisher’s podcast https://beerbeatsandbusiness.com/

Guest Information

Website: https://davidjpfisher.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfishrockstar

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iamdfish/

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