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“….Sandy’s book is outstanding. It’s one of those books that brings together a bunch of well known information and comes up with a new conclusion that feels much better than what I thought previously and completely demystifies what was a very intimidating event.” – Steve P.

“There’s a gem of a book out entitled “I’m at a Networking Event–Now What???”  It’s a very straight forward primer on how to prepare for networking events, make the most out of your time there, and then follow-up appropriately. In my opinion it’s perfect for a number of audiences:
1. Recent grads 
2. Socially awkward types 
3. Folks who’ve been in the same job for eons but are now back on the hunt – their skills have gone rusty!”
- Sima D.

“Sandy’s no-nonsense presentation of fundamental networking skills is an entertaining read to give all of us new at this confidence with a “Can-Do” attitude. She also cites numerous references in her book that will continue to be valuable to every social situation in life. Her book belongs in my library right next to the “One Minute Manager” and “60 Seconds and You’re Hired.” - Marty R.

“Thanks to the fresh perspective on networking in your book, I am looking forward to the event Friday night at the NW Women’s Show.” – Shari S.

“This is a great book for learning how to network properly! I love the pay-it-forward approach where I’m in it to help others! I highly recommend it for building your relationship skills.” – Flora

“For an introvert like myself, this book has been a godsend. Instead of being a wall flower, this book gives you practical advice on what to do at a networking event. I am able to go to these events and come back with four GOOD contacts instead of 20 meaningless business cards.

The best tips are after the networking event in chapter 6. There are examples of how to write an email to make introductions to people who have a common interest, yet do not know each other. This has worked four times for me in the space of two weeks. The best part is that once you have made the introduction, then it is up to them to make it work. This is part of Sandy’s “pay it forward” attitude throughout the book.” – Jim S.

“If you want a great read with awesome advice on networking, then this book is a must on your book shelf. Sandy offers a truck load of practical “how to” strategies, tips, insights, best practices and examples to illustrate her points. Her pay-it-forward approach is a revolutionary idea I found especially intriguing. If you’re struggling for ways to expand your professional contacts and relationships, you’ll find lots of answers in the pages of this excellent book.” - Alan Collins, former VP HR at PepsiCo & author of “Unwritten HR Rules”

For some, this book will serve solely as a reminder, but for many, it will offer valuable new insights on what to do, and just as importantly, what not to do while you’re out there working hard to maintain good standing within your social networks (on-line or otherwise), and striving to grow and nurture your own invaluable social capital. You’ll also learn why you might want to consider becoming a “pay it forward” focused person, as well as how to be more memorable. By the end of the book, you should feel empowered to take matters into your own hands and approach networking with a plan to achieve your goals. And, until you get your copy, please feel free to read some endorsements for this book HERE.

Sandy Jones-Kaminski's I'm at a Networking Event--Now What??? on the 2010 Inc.com Gift Guide Wish List

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

SandyJKSandy Jones-Kaminski is a self-described networking enthusiast and accomplished marketing communications and business development professional.  She is also a former HR industry exec and VP of Networking for one of the largest chapters of the American Marketing Association and a former Chicago Greeter. Sandy knows how to make connections matter, cultivate relationships, host some great networking events, and create what she refers to as good “social capital.” She shares her professional insights on personal branding and effective networking via webinars, one-on-one coaching, workshops and by facilitating in-person networking events called Pay It Forward Parties. Sandy believes that beyond self-promotion, networking builds community and creates healthier and stronger business environments.

To invite Sandy to speak to your group, find her Speaker’s page HERE.

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