Do you dread networking events? Do you feel drained at social gatherings? Do you dislike making small talk? If you identify with these traits of introversion, this book is your saving grace.
As the saying goes, our network is our net worth. The foolproof way to grow your business is to go out there and meet people face to face. But who said extroverts get to have it all in business?
In fact, introverts often make excellent listeners who have the potential to develop more meaningful relationships. There is also a strong co-relation between intelligence and introversion. With the right training, you can connect just as well and possibly even outshine an extrovert when it comes to networking.
"Purposeful Networking for Introverts – How to Connect Without Feeling Overwhelmed" is written by a well-adapted introvert who is also an ex-national director of an esteemed networking organisation. With 13 years of networking experience under his belt, he highlights why introversion can be an asset and explains how to leverage on your unique strengths as an introvert.
What this book teaches you:
--50 simple and practical steps you can take to master the art of networking
--overcome the fear of talking to strangers at networking events
--how to connect as an introvert without feeling phony, awkward or exhausted
--how to leverage on your strengths and embrace your introversion
Networking is an invaluable skill that can help you grow your business, build professional relationships and increase visibility in your trade. Arm yourself with this insightful guide and gift yourself with the networking advantage you deserve.
“The speaker is lively and engaging. Through his enthusiastic and personalized, interactive mode of presentation, it widens the participants’ scope to assert them to refresh their visions in the importance of smart social networking in a highly competitive business environment whereby one’s visibility and credibility would enrich them through the ‘harvesting of seeds’ in these bad times. I feel recharged and motivated after attending the course.” ~ Jerome Ho, Wellness Consultant
“Thank you for the important lessons you shared. They are very meaningful and will last me a lifetime.” ~ Christian Bustamante, PAIA Consulting
“You’re truly a master of networking. I have a lot to learn from you.” ~ Cherine Cheong, Shenton Energy Asia
“We thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and tips.” ~ Reto Callegari, President 2003-2004, Rotary Club of Bugis Junction
“I benefited a great deal from Mr Yeo’s talk – a truly insightful experience into the world of networking.” ~ Jessica, NUS Student
“Mervin is a good presenter; I now have a much better understanding of referrals.”~ Dickie Lim, MSP Global Pte Ltd
“You appeared to me as a great facilitator, able to steer the group into focusing on a certain topic and can correctly identify those who are more willing to speak up and ask them to share their views first. I thought that was a commendable skill, being able to read off people's body language. You appeared to be an introvert who has adapted rather well to the demands of this extrovert-dominated world and can diffuse silence with practised ease.” Crysandra Soon, Temasek Polytechnic (Psychology)
Participants at Getting Expreneurial! Event:
“Learnt strategies thinking from Mervin Yeo. Able to put network into use fast.”
“Learnt from Mervin Yeo - Networking is creating relationships where we can help others achieve their goals and in turn achieve yours.”
“I’ve learnt to break though my reservations for networking from Mr Mervin Yeo.”