Master “The Art of (Making and Generating) Professional Connections”

 

Did You Know?

Successful relationships are not always built on the lowest cost or best quote. Long-term loyal relationships are built on the initial interaction, and the continued care and feeding of the relationship connection.

The good news is … you can build long lasting relationships with great competence by exuding the highest standards, displaying a commanding professional presence, and demonstrating exemplary business-building people skills. The four titles cover every facet of developing your professional connections.

 

 

PODCAST
“How to Unpack the Fear of Connecting”

The most common fear of connecting is “rejection.” It’s normal; however, it can be overcome. All you need is a strategy and the right frame of mind. Five points are covered:

  1. How to look confident when feeling insecure or reluctant.
  2. How to take your attention off your discomfort by focusing on being a people connector (helping others connect).
  3. How to overcome awkward conversation moments (e.g., from unfamiliar and inappropriate topics to lull moments).
  4. How to co-exist (or bridge the gap) when interacting with an introvert and/or extrovert.
  5. How to engage the listening side of conversation.

—CareerCast Recording Series Interview with Anita Brick, Director of Career Advancement | University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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“A must have for any well-stocked business reference library.”
“A fantastic read … constructive and to the point”
“Practical as it is inspirational”

The Art of Professional Connections is a four-title series of professional development guidebooks that focuses on the social and business skills you need to advance in your career and give your company a competitive edge. This is a resource, professionally compiled, with the input of corporate professionals and industry specialists that will help you hone your image, advance your communication skills, and prepare for the unexpected. This is a “must have” book series that redirects careers … the right way!

Our four-book series is your soft skills bible. Purchase your copy today.

  1. Seven Steps to Impressive Greetings and Confident Interactions
  2. Success Strategies for Networking in Person and Online
  3. Dining Strategies for Building and Sustaining Business Relationships
  4. Event Strategies for Successful Business Entertaining

Visit each book’s menu title for an overview of that title, inspiring endorsements, and what you can gain from each chapter.

 

Why should you own this book series?
Because business-related interactions and
social engagements are powerful.
 

Any one of them can work “for” you or “against” you. This four-book series offers career-building content and thought-provoking ideas, from greeting and networking to meeting over meals to engaging in business events.

How Will You Benefit?

  • The guidebooks are written in an easy-to-read format with quotes, case studies, and real-life experiences to support each point.
  • Each chapter begins with objectives to make it easier for professors and trainers to use and integrate the content into classroom studies.
  • Each chapter concludes with a review/quiz for discussion purposes, for testing your knowledge base, and in some cases for creating a project after reading the book.
  • The books have color-coded spines so that, at a glance, you can identify which title you need at any moment.
  • Each book ends with a detailed index so that the reader can quickly find what he or she needs to know.

What Will this Website Do for You?

This website is designed to give you insights into the development of each book and respective chapters with the purpose of helping you to project a powerful presence as you engage in successful business interactions. These books represent my legacy as a gift to you!