Thom Singer is one of my favorite people. He is an author, speaker, super networker, motivator, and all-around cool guy. His daughter had the same (or a very similar) surgery that I had back in 1973/1974, and Thom and his wife have dedicated a portion of their speaking earnings to raising money for a foundation in his daughter’s name.
Thom is… everything that I wish Keith Ferrazzi was. Approachable, nice, and talks to the “little people,” like me.
Without further ado, here’s Thom’s EXCELLENT list of better networking posts. The images to the right are Thom’s books, linked to Amazon for more information.
- Tip 66: People Do Business With People They Know and Like
- Tip 65: Donâ€™t Be Full Of Yourself
- Tip 64: Make It So
- Tip 63: Go All The Way
- Tip 62: Own Your Mistakes
- Tip 61: Make Contacts At Conventions, Seminars and Conferences
- Tip 60: Unlock Your Inner Entrepreneur
- Tip 59: High Expectations
- Tip 58: Do Not Network Behind A Wall
- Tip 57: Keep It Short
- Tip 56: Manufacture Your Own Luck
- Tip 55: Connect The Dots
- Tip 54: Reconnect With Old Friends and Business Associates
- Tip 53: Keep Your On-line Profiles Up To Date
- Tip 52: Get People Talking About You
- Tip 51: Be A Catalyst For Good
- Tip 50: Recharge Your Batteries
- Tip 49: Look For The Good In Others
- Tip 48: How To Network With Whom You Want
- Tip 47: Clean The Slate
- Tip 46: Invest In Your Future
- Tip 45: Stop Being Greedy
- Tip 44: Get To Know Your Competition
- Tip 43: Take Ownership Of Your Career
- Tip 42: Think Abundantly
- Tip 41: Avoid Negative Words
- Tip 40: Express Your Appreciation
- Tip 39: Networking Is Not Enough.
- Tip 38: Friends Are Fantastic, But Evangelist Change The World.
- Tip 37: You Are A Brand.
- Tip 36: Show Up to Build Your Brand
- Tip 35: Beyond Image
- Tip 34: Opportunities Come From People
- Tip 33: Creativity!
- Tip 32: Why Write A Blog
- Tip 31: Network One Step At A Time
- Tip 30: Intuitive Networking
- Tip 29: “Hey!”
- Tip 28: Sing Their Praises
- Tip 27: Don’t Keep Score
- Tip 26: Walk The Talk
- Tip 25: Be Extraordinary
- Tip 24: Little Selfless Actions Matter
- Tip 23: Tigers Live With Tigers
- Tip 22: Sleep, Eat Right and Exercise
- Tip 21: Be A Resource For Others
- Tip 20: Work Together On A Project
- Tip 19: Meet Your Virtual Network
- Tip 18: Keep Relationships Alive
- Tip 17: Take Some Time Off
- Tip 16: Cool Like A Cucumber
- Tip 15: Make A List, Check It Twice
- Tip 14: Soar With Eagles
- Tip 13: Be A Connector
- Tip 12: Don’t Discredit Any Gathering
- Tip 11: Develop Your Public Speaking Skills
- Tip 10: Warm Up Your Cold Calls
- Tip 9: Excel In Your Field, Regardless Of Your Industry
- Tip 8: Smile
- Tip 7: Networking Inside Your Company
- Tip 6: Notice Who Is In The Paper
- Tip 5: Reach Out One More Time
- Tip 4: Get Their Name Right
- Tip 3: Have Memorable Conversations
- Tip 2: Always Carry Business Cards
- Tip 1: Put Yourself Into The World
Congrats Thom, for finishing this huge series. I knew you would finish it but I still thought you were crazy for biting off such a big project!
8 thoughts on “Thom Singer’s 66 Tips for Better Networking (the complete list!)”
Jason- is there a link to all 66?
Thats was me that asked the question above. 🙂
Outstanding work, Thom, and thanks, Jason for pulling it all together. A couple of observations/comments:
#57 – Overall, I agree, but there’s a time and place for depth. I know of at least a couple of power networkers who have taken this to such an extreme that people joke about it. As Einstein said, “Things should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.”
#6 – There’s an online equivalent of this for those of us who a) don’t do business locally and b) don’t read the paper. It works just as well to send a congratulatory note when someone you know in, say, Utah is featured in, say, US New and World Report.
#2 – Some of us don’t and still make it work. Personally, I prefer to save a tree. When I meet someone, only one of us actually needs the contact info of the other person. That doesn’t work for everybody, I suppose. I really look forward to the day when we can both pull out our PDA and just beam our contact info to each other. Actually, I suppose that day is here, it’s just not quite as simple as exchanging business cards yet. Clever idea for a PDA — the one-button “beam your contact info”.
Thanks for the kind words. The list of 66 took me 10 1/2 months to complete, but I enjoyed the project.
Also, your readers should look back again today, as I added #67….”Always Give A Little More Than Expected”
Have A Great Day
Thanks for this wealth of information!
I also see that Thom has a podcast in addition to his blog and books.
I thought I would pick out my favorites and then realized there were too many favorites. Found myself saying “Yes” to all of them.
When it comes to networking, I keep in mind what my Jamaican mother used to say – “When the hand is open to give, it is also open to receive.” You have to be willing to share and play nice!
Love the list and will share with readers on my Career Reentry blog!
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