Ricky Steele Shares His Networking “Best Practices”

Ricky Steele, Master Networker

Ricky Steele has made a career of meeting highly influential people and establishing mutually beneficial relationships with them. Having him as my guest in “The Communication Corner” on WBCX-FM became even more special after I read his book, The Heart of Networking, Second Edition.

During our conversation, Ricky gave his ideas about topics that will help professionals get jobs, expand their networks, and become unselfish contributors to their communities. Among our topics:

–Valuable lessons his Father taught him
–His first bold networking step when he moved to Atlanta
–The value of volunteering
–Why he dislikes the “ABC” sales formula
–Advantages of becoming a “connector”
–His practice of arriving early at networking events
–Maximizing meal opportunities with clients and prospects
–LinkedIn and other Social Media
–What he means by being “available” at networking functions

HEAR MY INTERVIEW WITH RICKY STEELE
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ORDER STEELE’S BOOK ABOUT NETWORKING
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CONTACT HIM
You’ll find Ricky’s contact information on his Web site:
http://www.rickysteele.net

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Dirk Schlimm Tells How to Influence Powerful People

If you have been in the business and professional work force for even a moderate length of time, chances are strong you have encountered powerful people–those who consider themselves “larger than life.” One big problem: Usually they want you and everyone else to view them that way, too.

What if you haven’t dealt with these ultra egos yet? Stay tuned, because you will.

My brief video above reviews Dirk Schlimm’s book, Influencing Powerful People. He details how to “engage and command the attention of the decision makers to get what you need to succeed,” as the subtitle says. After you have listened to my review, click on the blue link under the video, “Order Schlimm’s book.” The link takes you to his Amazon page.

Having dealt with arrogant bosses, colleagues, clients, and prospective clients myself–during my twenty-three years of management–I can verify that Schlimm’s guidelines will make unlikely alliances more productive. You won’t change the powerful person, yet you will benefit by changing the way you talk and interact with him or her. You’ll change the results, too.

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