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  1. 1. Power Networking for Introverts 2/16/2012Rocky Mountain SLA Virtual Webinar Power Networking for  Introverts Marcy Phelps mphelps@phelpsresearch.com Twitter: #rmsla @marcyphelps RMSLA Virtual Lunch February 16, 2012 PhelpsResearch.com /speaking Slideshare.net/marcyphelps #rmsla 2Marcy Phelps 303.239.0657 Phelps Research www.PhelpsResearch.commphelps@phelpsresearch.com www.MarcyPhelps.com 1
  2. 2. Power Networking for Introverts 2/16/2012Rocky Mountain SLA Virtual Webinar Do I have to? #rmsla 3 “No matter how smart you are, no  matter how talented, you can’t do it  alone.” ‐‐ Harvey Mackay #rmsla 4Marcy Phelps 303.239.0657 Phelps Research www.PhelpsResearch.commphelps@phelpsresearch.com www.MarcyPhelps.com 2
  3. 3. Power Networking for Introverts 2/16/2012Rocky Mountain SLA Virtual Webinar Why bother?  Marketing  Find jobs/promotions  Find services  Find people #rmsla 5 Finally… It’s not optional. #rmsla 6Marcy Phelps 303.239.0657 Phelps Research www.PhelpsResearch.commphelps@phelpsresearch.com www.MarcyPhelps.com 3
  4. 4. Power Networking for Introverts 2/16/2012Rocky Mountain SLA Virtual Webinar Agenda  Define/redefine networking  Networking myths  Networking tips #rmsla 7 Networking – what is it?  Developing and maintaining relationships  Goal is to help each other #rmsla 8Marcy Phelps 303.239.0657 Phelps Research www.PhelpsResearch.commphelps@phelpsresearch.com www.MarcyPhelps.com 4
  5. 5. Power Networking for Introverts 2/16/2012Rocky Mountain SLA Virtual Webinar Redefine it! Networking Connecting #rmsla 9 Networking myths #rmsla 10Marcy Phelps 303.239.0657 Phelps Research www.PhelpsResearch.commphelps@phelpsresearch.com www.MarcyPhelps.com 5
  6. 6. Power Networking for Introverts 2/16/2012Rocky Mountain SLA Virtual Webinar #1 Extroverts are better networkers “Introverts are keen observers and sensitive listeners.”  –Marti Laney, The Introvert Advantage “Introverts…listen more than they talk, think before  they speak…” –Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of  Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking #rmsla 11 Power networking skills  Listening  Asking the right questions  Matching needs with resources  Desire to help others #rmsla 12Marcy Phelps 303.239.0657 Phelps Research www.PhelpsResearch.commphelps@phelpsresearch.com www.MarcyPhelps.com 6
  7. 7. Power Networking for Introverts 2/16/2012Rocky Mountain SLA Virtual Webinar More networking myths  Size matters  Networking = marketing  Networking = selling  Social media replaces face‐to‐face networking #rmsla 13  Keep the focus Networking Tips  Learn the rules  Be strategic  Use survival tactics #rmsla 14Marcy Phelps 303.239.0657 Phelps Research www.PhelpsResearch.commphelps@phelpsresearch.com www.MarcyPhelps.com 7
  8. 8. Power Networking for Introverts 2/16/2012Rocky Mountain SLA Virtual Webinar #1 ‐ It’s not about you  Focus on the other person  Think about how you can help  Listen, listen, listen #rmsla 15 Networking etiquette  Be genuine – establish genuine relationships  It’s better to give before you receive  Build a relationship before asking #rmsla 16Marcy Phelps 303.239.0657 Phelps Research www.PhelpsResearch.commphelps@phelpsresearch.com www.MarcyPhelps.com 8
  9. 9. Power Networking for Introverts 2/16/2012Rocky Mountain SLA Virtual Webinar Networking etiquette  Don’t call just when you need something  Be appreciative  Always follow through #rmsla 17 Strategic networking  Evaluate your needs  Explore your options  Set goals  Keep your network fresh #rmsla 18Marcy Phelps 303.239.0657 Phelps Research www.PhelpsResearch.commphelps@phelpsresearch.com www.MarcyPhelps.com 9
  10. 10. Power Networking for Introverts 2/16/2012Rocky Mountain SLA Virtual Webinar Networking alternatives  Volunteer  Send notes  Mingle where co‐workers mingle  Host networking events #rmsla 19 Survival tips  Pace yourself  Remember ‐ Practice makes perfect  Schedule time to recuperate  Don’t over think the situation  Fake it #rmsla 20Marcy Phelps 303.239.0657 Phelps Research www.PhelpsResearch.commphelps@phelpsresearch.com www.MarcyPhelps.com 10
  11. 11. Power Networking for Introverts 2/16/2012Rocky Mountain SLA Virtual Webinar It’s the little things…  Work on your “small talk”  Read, read, read  Never, ever leave home without business cards #rmsla 21 Networking  Events #rmsla 22Marcy Phelps 303.239.0657 Phelps Research www.PhelpsResearch.commphelps@phelpsresearch.com www.MarcyPhelps.com 11
  12. 12. Power Networking for Introverts 2/16/2012Rocky Mountain SLA Virtual Webinar Before  Prepare 2 or 3 questions to start a conversation  Prepare 2 or 3 interesting examples of what you do  Have a pre‐event routine #rmsla 23 During  Arrive early  Look for the loner  Ask questions  Volunteer to help #rmsla 24Marcy Phelps 303.239.0657 Phelps Research www.PhelpsResearch.commphelps@phelpsresearch.com www.MarcyPhelps.com 12
  13. 13. Power Networking for Introverts 2/16/2012Rocky Mountain SLA Virtual Webinar After  Always follow up  Stay in touch  Evaluate event/outcomes #rmsla 25 Networking online #rmsla 26Marcy Phelps 303.239.0657 Phelps Research www.PhelpsResearch.commphelps@phelpsresearch.com www.MarcyPhelps.com 13
  14. 14. Power Networking for Introverts 2/16/2012Rocky Mountain SLA Virtual Webinar Social media  Same basic rules apply  Focus your activities  Show us who you are  Goal is interaction #rmsla 27 Twitter  Make your tweets public  Tweet value  Use for conversations, not just broadcasting  Create a hash tag, start a tweet‐up #rmsla 28Marcy Phelps 303.239.0657 Phelps Research www.PhelpsResearch.commphelps@phelpsresearch.com www.MarcyPhelps.com 14
  15. 15. Power Networking for Introverts 2/16/2012Rocky Mountain SLA Virtual Webinar LinkedIn  Make recommendations  Customize your messages  Join groups  Put your connections to good use #rmsla 29 Facebook  Watch your privacy settings  Not just for friends and family  Send birthday greetings #rmsla 30Marcy Phelps 303.239.0657 Phelps Research www.PhelpsResearch.commphelps@phelpsresearch.com www.MarcyPhelps.com 15
  16. 16. Power Networking for Introverts 2/16/2012Rocky Mountain SLA Virtual Webinar Power networking  Redefine networking  Embrace “introvert power”  Be strategic  Have fun! #rmsla 31 Resources Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty: The Only Networking  Book You’ll Ever Need,  by Harvey Mackay The Fine Art of Small Talk: How to Start a Conversation, Keep  it Going, Build Networking Skills, and Leave a Positive  Impression, by Debra Fine Networking for People Who Hate Networking: A Field Guide  for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the Underconnected, by  Devora Zack #rmsla 32Marcy Phelps 303.239.0657 Phelps Research www.PhelpsResearch.commphelps@phelpsresearch.com www.MarcyPhelps.com 16
  17. 17. Power Networking for Introverts 2/16/2012Rocky Mountain SLA Virtual Webinar IntrovertsCanNetwork.com PhelpsResearch.com /speaking Slideshare.net/marcyphelps mphelps@phelpsresearch.com #rmsla 33Marcy Phelps 303.239.0657 Phelps Research www.PhelpsResearch.commphelps@phelpsresearch.com www.MarcyPhelps.com 17

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