A new take on How to Win Friends and Influence People, Your Network Is Your Net Worth ($25.00) is an entertaining, straightforward guide filled with revealing case studies, practical tips, and original strategies for building your network. Using digital tools, this book teaches you how to harness social media to connect with your true passions. Author Porter Gale also outlines how to navigate many offline interactions, such as communicating in interviews or day-to-day conversations and working a party in order to connect with others who share your interests. Stories, illustrations, quizzes, checklists, and exercises will help you pinpoint your skills and interests and leverage them into not only building a bigger network, but finding the right career and life path.
Porter Gale is an internationally known public speaker, networker, and entrepreneur with more than twenty years of experience working in marketing, advertising, and independent filmmaking. From 2007 to 2011, Porter was Vice President of Marketing at Virgin America. Prior to Virgin America, Porter was a consultant and held the post of general manager at Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners San Francisco. She was awarded the Changing the Game Award by the Advertising Women of New York (AWNY), was on AdAge’s Digital Hotlist, iMedia's Top 25-Digital Marketers, and named a Digital Passionista by The Huffington Post. She lives with her daughter in San Francisco. She is also a blogger for AdAge and The Huffington Post.
Networking doesn’t have to be that frenzied old-school game of calendars packed with stuffy power lunches and sterile evenings at community business gatherings. We’ve entered a new era, one in which shifting cultural values and the explosion of digital technology enable us to network in vastly more efficient, more focused, and more enjoyable ways.