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In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I provide seven strategies that can help you become a better networker and building better relationships, if you apply them.
This episode is the fifth part in the seven part series of the recently released updated and expanded edition of my Engineer Your Own Success book.
“The successful networkers I know, the ones receiving tons of referrals and feeling truly happy about themselves, put the other person’s needs ahead of their own.” ~ Bob Burg
In the Take Action Today segment of the show, my co-host Chris Knutson will interview Dr. Zach Schaefer who will give you a sneak peak of his upcoming talk at the Engineering Career Success Summit.
Listen to this session and learn the importance of networking along with details on these seven strategies that will help you improve your networking skills including:
- Build strong lasting relationships.
- Be genuinely interested in people.
- Listen to others completely and acknowledge them.
- Give people value.
- Join and get involved in professional associations.
- Join or get involved in community or outside associations.
- Speak in front of an audience as much as possible.
Books mentioned in this session:
Engineer Your Own Success Book
How to Win Friends and Influence People
Resources and links mentioned in this session include:
Engineering Career Success Summit
TECC 017: 3 Major Benefits of Professional Associations and How to Realize Them, with SHPE National President Barry Cordero
TECC 053: The Importance of Becoming a Visible Expert as an Engineer
Click Here for Session #55 Transcription
What networking strategies have you applied in your engineering career and life?
I would love to hear any questions you might have or stories you might share on how these strategies or your own have helped you in building lasting relationships with other people.
Please leave your comments or questions in the section below.
To your success,
Anthony Fasano, PE, LEED AP
Engineering Management Institute
Author of Engineer Your Own Success