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Learn to
Network!
Toolbox    magazine 2/2010
Learn to
Network!
  Networking involves more than collecting business cards!
  It is an activity in which human relations ...
1
Toolbox
          Find Your
          Networks
1
Toolbox
          Find Your
          Networks
          Find the networks that are right for your
          needs. New ...
1
Toolbox
          Ecademy, LinkedIn, Plaxo, Xing,
          Entrepreneur Connect, Fast Pitch
          Networking, Faceb...
1
Toolbox
          Ecademy, LinkedIn, Plaxo, Xing,
          Entrepreneur Connect, Fast Pitch
          Networking, Faceb...
Go mobile!
          2
Toolbox
Go mobile!
                   2
     Get yourself a smartphone and
     put it to efficient use.


Toolbox
3    Read a boo


Toolbox
3       Read a boo
         Pick a classic
         for example:

     Networking like a pro:
 turning contacts into conne...
4    Ten Cmmndmnts
      You can find mark McGregor’s tips for networking useful.
      The following are loosely adapted ...
4    Ten Cmmndmnts
      You can find mark McGregor’s tips for networking useful.
      The following are loosely adapted ...
4    Ten Cmmndmnts
      You can find mark McGregor’s tips for networking useful.
      The following are loosely adapted ...
4    Ten Cmmndmnts
      You can find mark McGregor’s tips for networking useful.
      The following are loosely adapted ...
4    Ten Cmmndmnts
      You can find mark McGregor’s tips for networking useful.
      The following are loosely adapted ...
4    Ten Cmmndmnts
      You can find mark McGregor’s tips for networking useful.
      The following are loosely adapted ...
4    Ten Cmmndmnts
      You can find mark McGregor’s tips for networking useful.
      The following are loosely adapted ...
4    Ten Cmmndmnts
      You can find mark McGregor’s tips for networking useful.
      The following are loosely adapted ...
4    Ten Cmmndmnts
      You can find mark McGregor’s tips for networking useful.
      The following are loosely adapted ...
4    Ten Cmmndmnts
      You can find mark McGregor’s tips for networking useful.
      The following are loosely adapted ...
4    Ten Cmmndmnts
      You can find mark McGregor’s tips for networking useful.
      The following are loosely adapted ...
4    Ten Cmmndmnts
      You can find mark McGregor’s tips for networking useful.
      The following are loosely adapted ...
While in Asia, remember...




Toolbox
                              5
While in Asia, remember...
  The importance of
  personal relations.




Toolbox
                              5
While in Asia, remember...
  The importance of
  personal relations.
  Lasting relationships
  have to be established
  fa...
6
          If you don’t want to
          travel anywhere...




Toolbox
6
          If you don’t want to
          travel anywhere
          why not organize a
          webinar.

Toolbox
6
          If you don’t want to
          travel anywhere
          why not organize a
           webinar.
    You can ev...
Understanding the real


      Teens!
          experts of networking




7
Toolbox
Understanding the real


      Teens!
                    experts of networking




7
          Use on Internet forums:
  ...
8
      Do you find digital networks
      difficult to navigate at times?




Toolbox
8
       Do you find digital networks
       difficult to navigate at times?

    Not to worry.
     The power of face-to-...
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  1. 1. Learn to Network! Toolbox magazine 2/2010
  2. 2. Learn to Network! Networking involves more than collecting business cards! It is an activity in which human relations skills are of key value. Aalto University Executive Education put together a compact toolbox – take your pick. Toolbox magazine 2/2010
  3. 3. 1 Toolbox Find Your Networks
  4. 4. 1 Toolbox Find Your Networks Find the networks that are right for your needs. New sources are springing up.
  5. 5. 1 Toolbox Ecademy, LinkedIn, Plaxo, Xing, Entrepreneur Connect, Fast Pitch Networking, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Ning, FriendFeed, SmugMug, Flickr, YouTube, SlideShare...
  6. 6. 1 Toolbox Ecademy, LinkedIn, Plaxo, Xing, Entrepreneur Connect, Fast Pitch Networking, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Ning, FriendFeed, SmugMug, Flickr, YouTube, SlideShare... Try at least these.
  7. 7. Go mobile! 2 Toolbox
  8. 8. Go mobile! 2 Get yourself a smartphone and put it to efficient use. Toolbox
  9. 9. 3 Read a boo Toolbox
  10. 10. 3 Read a boo Pick a classic for example: Networking like a pro: turning contacts into connections by Ivan Misner, David Alexander and Brian Hilliard Toolbox
  11. 11. 4 Ten Cmmndmnts You can find mark McGregor’s tips for networking useful. The following are loosely adapted from his ideas. Source: Mark McGregor, 10 Commandments of Networking Toolbox
  12. 12. 4 Ten Cmmndmnts You can find mark McGregor’s tips for networking useful. The following are loosely adapted from his ideas. 1 Define your goals: what do you want to achieve from networking. Source: Mark McGregor, 10 Commandments of Networking Toolbox
  13. 13. 4 Ten Cmmndmnts You can find mark McGregor’s tips for networking useful. The following are loosely adapted from his ideas. 2 To get you have to give. Mutuality is a central principle in networking. Source: Mark McGregor, 10 Commandments of Networking Toolbox
  14. 14. 4 Ten Cmmndmnts You can find mark McGregor’s tips for networking useful. The following are loosely adapted from his ideas. 3 Start by giving good tips and making suggestions to others. Source: Mark McGregor, 10 Commandments of Networking Toolbox
  15. 15. 4 Ten Cmmndmnts You can find mark McGregor’s tips for networking useful. The following are loosely adapted from his ideas. 4 Do not expect to immediately get something from a new contact. Source: Mark McGregor, 10 Commandments of Networking Toolbox
  16. 16. 4 Ten Cmmndmnts You can find mark McGregor’s tips for networking useful. The following are loosely adapted from his ideas. 5 Follow up on good tips without delay. Remember to thank the giver. Source: Mark McGregor, 10 Commandments of Networking Toolbox
  17. 17. 4 Ten Cmmndmnts You can find mark McGregor’s tips for networking useful. The following are loosely adapted from his ideas. 6 Regularly feed your network using the tools best suited to your needs. Source: Mark McGregor, 10 Commandments of Networking Toolbox
  18. 18. 4 Ten Cmmndmnts You can find mark McGregor’s tips for networking useful. The following are loosely adapted from his ideas. 6 Regularly feed your network using the tools best suited to your needs. Sharing information shows you are committed to your network. Source: Mark McGregor, 10 Commandments of Networking Toolbox
  19. 19. 4 Ten Cmmndmnts You can find mark McGregor’s tips for networking useful. The following are loosely adapted from his ideas. 7 Meet people face-to-face, not only through technological means. Source: Mark McGregor, 10 Commandments of Networking Toolbox
  20. 20. 4 Ten Cmmndmnts You can find mark McGregor’s tips for networking useful. The following are loosely adapted from his ideas. 8 Be your true self! Source: Mark McGregor, 10 Commandments of Networking Toolbox
  21. 21. 4 Ten Cmmndmnts You can find mark McGregor’s tips for networking useful. The following are loosely adapted from his ideas. 9 Keep in mind that the quality of the network is more important than its size. Source: Mark McGregor, 10 Commandments of Networking Toolbox
  22. 22. 4 Ten Cmmndmnts You can find mark McGregor’s tips for networking useful. The following are loosely adapted from his ideas. 10 Networks come and go, but the relationships established in them may last for decades... Source: Mark McGregor, 10 Commandments of Networking Toolbox
  23. 23. While in Asia, remember... Toolbox 5
  24. 24. While in Asia, remember... The importance of personal relations. Toolbox 5
  25. 25. While in Asia, remember... The importance of personal relations. Lasting relationships have to be established face-to-face. Toolbox 5
  26. 26. 6 If you don’t want to travel anywhere... Toolbox
  27. 27. 6 If you don’t want to travel anywhere why not organize a webinar. Toolbox
  28. 28. 6 If you don’t want to travel anywhere why not organize a webinar. You can even do it in virtual worlds, see for example www.secondlife.com. Toolbox
  29. 29. Understanding the real Teens! experts of networking 7 Toolbox
  30. 30. Understanding the real Teens! experts of networking 7 Use on Internet forums: BIB – back in business L8r – later DND – do not disturb np – no problem FYI – for your information OTOH – on the other hand GR8 – great paw – parents are watching HTH – hope this helps we – whatever IRL – in real life YW – you’re welcome IVL – in virtual life Toolbox
  31. 31. 8 Do you find digital networks difficult to navigate at times? Toolbox
  32. 32. 8 Do you find digital networks difficult to navigate at times? Not to worry. The power of face-to-face contacts shouldn’t be underestimated. Toolbox
  33. 33. magazine 2/2010

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