Book Notes #13: Build Your Dream Network by J. Kelly Hoey

Build Your Dream Network offers a fresh new approach to mastering this skill in a world where everyone is posting, liking, and friending, but failing to leverage their connections successfully.

Title: Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World
Author: J. Kelly Hoey
Year: 2017
Pages: 256

Build Your Dream Network by J. Kelly Hoey is an invaluable guide for professionals who want to build meaningful relationships for their careers and life. 

Drawing on her extensive experience as a successful businesswoman and networking expert, Hoey provides readers with the insights they need to build their dream network.

As a result, I gave this book a rating of 7.5/10.

For me, a book with a note 10 is one I consider reading again every year. Among the books I rank with 10, for example, is Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People.

Overview of Build Your Dream Network

Build Your Dream Network helps readers identify their network goals, develop effective strategies for connecting with others, and leverage the power of technology to foster meaningful relationships.

If you think of networking as chit-chatting at boring cocktail parties or scrolling through LinkedIn for new contacts to add, think again. In the social media age, you need a modern roadmap for creating and cultivating meaningful connections to stand out from the crowd and achieve any of your goals, no matter how big or small.

In Build Your Dream Network, acclaimed business columnist and networking expert J. Kelly Hoey offers a fresh new approach to mastering this time-worn skill in a world where everyone is posting, liking, and friending fast and furiously, but many are failing to leverage their connections successfully.

Packed with infographics, flowcharts, and encouraging advice, Build Your Dream Network shows how small adjustments in your daily routine, generosity, and goal-focused efforts are all it takes to set you apart and ignite the powerful connections that will lead to major opportunities for success.

The author presents innovative strategies for forming strong relationships—the genuine, mutually beneficial, long-lasting kind—using all the social tools at your disposal.

She also reveals creative and surprisingly simple ways to harness the power of your network to accomplish any ambition, from landing your dream job or a coveted account or client to successfully crowdfunding a new business venture.

Some key insights and learnings from the book include:

  • Understand the importance of relationship building and networking.
  • Identify your network goals and develop effective strategies.
  • Leverage the power of technology to build relationships and networks.
  • Maximize the impact of your network.
  • Use the power of storytelling to make meaningful connections.
  • Utilize social media and online tools to expand your network.

When you know people, and those people know what you do, success knows how to find you.

My Book Highlights & Quotes

“… You can’t just sit back and think magic will happen—you gotta enthusiastically wave your wand, and put some tricks up your sleeve…”

“… New networking necessitates carefully cultivating relationships made with the help of close, trusted contacts, then casting a wider net beyond that immediate circle of trust. It is the intentional pursuit of a goal, one networking act achieved by multiple, focused networking actions…”

“… Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a job seeker, you need to throw your networking net far and wide; otherwise you risk limiting your opportunities to the boundaries of your existing networks…”

“… New networking tactics are not just for individuals: to be successful, corporations need to embrace social platforms, transform closed office environments into collaborative workspaces, and examine the networks they’ll need to nurture to conduct business in the years to come…”

“… Whether it is changing careers or changing the world, an idea without a network will probably never become reality…”

“… A tap or a swipe is not the foundation for trust. It’s all about staying focused on people…”

“… What I do know about networking is this: It is an essential and continuous activity. You control the effort – but not the outcome. Networking is everywhere…”

“… Whether you’re doing it in person or online, all networking is about further engaging with people. You are “weaving online and offline interactions into an integrated networking whole…”

In conclusion, Build Your Dream Network is a must-read for professionals who want to build meaningful relationships for their careers and life. 

Featuring practical advice and real-world examples, the book provides readers with the tools and strategies needed to build their dream network. 

By leveraging the power of technology, using the power of storytelling, and utilizing social media and online tools, readers can maximize the impact of their network and make meaningful connections.

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