Networking in the 21st Century
Most people would agree that who you know is a big piece of professional success, but most don’t know how to confidently build up a network of colleagues and connections. We cover the structural reasons why most people struggle with networking, and provide strategic and tactical steps to make professional networking an integral part of business success!
- Understand the power of personal branding
- Create and implement a networking plan
- Develop key long-term networking strategies
- Leverage business connections to find clients, partners, and suppliers
- Integrate technology like social media and email into offline networking
About the Speaker
David J.P. Fisher lives in Evanston, Illinois, next to a beautiful cemetery which reminds him every morning of how precious life is. He is a speaker, coach, salesman, writer, meditator, marketer, musician, son, friend, brother, slam poet, clairvoyant, comedian, salsa dancer, lover of life, teller of bad jokes, yoga enthusiast, and about average cook.
Known as D. Fish to everyone (except his mom), David J.P. Fisher’s passion for growth and development has allowed him to influence thousands of others during his professional career. Today, as a coach, speaker, author, and president of RockStar Consulting he continues to create a powerful impact on individuals and organizations as he works to help them become RockStars!
David’s background combines entrepreneurial sales experience with strategic and academic training. While getting his history degree at Northwestern University, he worked for Cutco Cutlery, quickly becoming one of the top sales representatives in the country. After graduating, he ran the Chicago office for Cutco/Vector, training over 1,500 salespeople, and then went into sales management for Brinks Security. It was these experiences that gave him the foundation to start RockStar Consulting.
As a coach, David works with professionals to help improve their performance and peace of mind. He focuses on combining tangible business tools with the intangible communication and leadership skills that differentiate top performers from the rest. As a speaker, he combines his business experience with his performance background to communicate relevant and powerful information in an easily accessible manner.
A recognized expert in professional networking and entrepreneurship, he has contributed material to Career.com, Firmology, Business2Community, and The Digital FA. He has written extensively on both online and offline relationship-building and business development, and his second book on networking is Networking in the 21st Century: Why Your Network Sucks and What to Do About It.