The eleventh episode focuses on networking and building professional (and personal) relationships. How can you do this effectively? Total length: 8:30
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Here are some additional notes that go alongside the comments in the podcast. Approximate times for the corresponding links and notes are listed.
0:00 – The theme song is a snippet of a Camper van Beethoven concert on October 25, 1986, shared via their very open taping policy. Listen to the concert in its entirety.
0:24 – If you want a great book on this topic, you should read Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz.
0:32 – Here’s my Twitter feed, if you’re so interested.
0:36 – Here’s the website for #amestweetup. There’s probably a similar gathering in your own area.
0:55 – Yes, I use Twitter for networking and communicating with people. Here are ten fundamental steps for online career networking.
1:12 – Yes, going out for beers (or any other social activity) with friends is a form of networking because you’re building relationships with those people.
2:52 – Some thoughts on the value of networking and friendship.
4:43 – Networking has no value without follow-up.
6:22 – If communicating with people face to face is hard for you, here are nine social skills to practice if you’re not socially skilled.
8:15 – Here’s a preview of next week’s topic, budgeting.
One thing I’d like to do in a future episode is have an audio reader’s mailbag. If you have a microphone on your computer and can record an MP3 of a simple, short question you might have on personal finance, careers, pop culture, or anything else you’d like me to answer, record it as an MP3 and send it to me. Keep the total recording under 15 seconds, please. Also, if you use Skype, feel free to ask your question that way – my username is trenttsd.
Comments and suggestions welcome.