Networking Is a Contact Sport : How Staying Connected and Serving Others Will Help You Grow Your Business, Expand Your Influence -- or Even Land Your Next Job

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/4/2011
  • Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services

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How did Joe Sweeney... ...get Bob Costas to come to Milwaukee (in the middle of winter)? ...become the "wingman" to the archbishop of New York City? ...take Brett Favre's off-the-field income from $65,000 to more than $4 million? The answer is simple. Networking. Master networker Joe Sweeney shares his networking secrets from a long and successful career as a business owner, sports agent and executive and investment banking consultant. His first secret: master networkers are focused on giving, not getting. With today's difficult economy and uncertain workplace, networking has never been more important. Sweeney's simple but effective 5/10/15 networking plan will give you a leg up in the current job market, help you stay employed, or, if you've been laid off, find your next job. The cliche that who you know is more important than what you know has never been truer. Sweeney illustrates his insights with dozens of helpful examples from his own life (along with a few fascinating insider sports stories). With special sections on networking for women and minorities, insights into the usefulness (and handicaps) of social networking sites, how to get (and why you need) a wingman and profiles of other master networkers, Networking Is a Contact Sport is a practical and essential guide for anyone who wants to get ahead in today's economy.

Author Biography

For twenty-eight years, Joe Sweeney built his career by combining his love of business and sports. He is a managing director of Corporate Financial Advisors, a Milwaukee Investment banking firm; was president of the Wisconsin Sports Authority; and was founder of Sports Management Group. Sweeney has owned and invested in more than a dozen Midwest companies as both an operator and equity investor. He lives in Fox Point, Wisconsin, with his wife, Tami, and they are parents of four adult children. Mike Yorkey is the author, editor, or collaborator of over seventy books. He lives in the San Diego area with his wife, Nicole.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Inside the Classroomp. 1
Leaving the Classroom without Permission
Lack of Focus in Whole Group Instruction
Out-of-Seat Behavior
In-Seat Behavior
Difficulty Completing Independent Work
Difficulty Organizing Materials
Classroom Celebrations
Outside the Classroomp. 19
Riding the Bus
Getting Off the Bus and Out of the Car
Pull-Out Services
End of the School Day
Computer Lab
PE and Playp. 37
Unsafe or Inappropriate Use of Equipment
"Aggressive" Behavior on the Playground or During PE
Difficulty Joining in Group Activities/Isolating
Challenges with Turn-Taking
Being a Poor Sport
Passing Periodsp. 51
Getting in Line
Staying with the Group
Getting to Class on Time
Restroom Issues
Lunch time and Snackp. 61
Messy Eater
Avoids Group at Snack and Lunch
Managing Trays and Packaging
Communicating Solutions for Behavior Problemsp. 69
Communication Strategies for Special Ed Case Managers
Communication Strategies for Administration
Communication Strategies for General Education Teachers
Communication Strategies for DIS Providers
Visual Supportsp. 84
Movement Breaks Inside and Outside the Classroomp. 88
Oral Sensory Strategiesp. 90
Home-School Communication Log Samplep. 92
Additional Resourcesp. 95
About the Authorsp. 101
Indexp. 105
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