The 20-Minute Networking Meeting by Nathan A. Perez and Marcia Ballinger

One of the quickest guides to preparing for a networking meeting, this book explores why networking is important, some myths associated with it, and also deep-dives into many scenarios that help shed light on the dos and don’ts of networking.

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I went into this book expecting practical insights that would be applicable for specific circumstances, and that was my mistake.

This is a good beginner’s guide to understanding the importance of networking and how to get started with it.

It’s a quick read. In fact, I used the audiobook and was able to finish reading it in less than 2 hours. The book is structured in 2 different parts. The first one sets the foundation and helps you open up to some mindset shifts about networking.

The second part is the one where the author takes you through a do-it-yourself guide, where you can start with the preparation for your networking journey. Naturally, this part was my favourite from the book.

What I appreciate the most about the writing is that the author uses anecdotes to drive home a point. This is extremely helpful as it gives you an added advantage of knowing what kind of situations could occur during a networking meeting.

I’m certain that if I had picked up this book before having any experience networking, I would have enjoyed it a lot more.

So, I highly recommend it to students who are yet to begin their professional life and would find the insights in this book beneficial for that journey.

Published by Meera Nair

A 27 year-old freelance Content Writer, who spends all her free time ensconced in the pages of a book or writing to her heart's content about topics that excite the creative spirit in her.

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