How To Build Your Network As An Entrepreneur

Increase your influence and find opportunities by networking with high-level entrepreneurs and social influencers.
  • Lectures 25
  • Video 3 Hours
  • Skill level all level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
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Course Description

Do you envy your well-connected peers, and the opportunities and success that personal connections bring?

Have you read Never Eat Alone... but still hate networking?

For those of us who hate networking, it can seem like a fruitless chore. If this is how you feel about “networking” then to be frank: you are doing it wrong!

In fact I genuinely used to hate networking. Even the thought of the word seemed disingenuous and left a bad taste in my mouth. But then I spent years perfecting my ability to connect with high-level people, receiving constant benefits from these connections, and now I’ve literally written the book on networking. Who would have thought!

"Mike is a wealth of information on not only the technology that makes networking easier and more efficient, but he also has great stories of practical application from the start up world." - Michael Roderick

This course teaches you the exact process I’ve used to…

  • Meet fortune 500 executives, venture capitalists, and successful entrepreneurs.
  • Land a (unicorn-rare) nontechnical job at a startup founded by an accomplished serial entrepreneur
  • Become a regular contributor at Huffington Post.
  • Help people make connections that have led to jobs, promotions, partnerships, deals, friendships and all kinds of new opportunities.

Maybe you don’t think you have the credentials or nerve to talk business over coffee with today’s world shakers. Not to worry.

This course will get you started TODAY with creating relationships with dream mentors, with influencers, with those who can open doors, no matter what your starting point.

Hear what people are saying…

"A ton of information, well organized, and with a strong conceptional foundation (i.e. authenticity, mutual beneficence) and plenty of practical examples." - Thomas T. Berry

Mike was super prepared and very thorough. Redefined the way I thought about "networking." - Nick Zafonte

This course is NOT about sucking up to random people in your field, but rather specific, actionable methods for meeting high-level people and forming valuable, mutualistic relationships with them.

You will finish this class knowing how to...

  • How to meet people way "out of your league"
  • How to build personal and professional relationships with ultra-successful people
  • Avoid 5 Networking Mistakes you are making right now
  • Leverage LinkedIn, Twitter, and blogging best practices for creating opportunities
  • Use great tools and applications to make networking fun and not a chore
  • Understand how to balancing being a connector with other responsibilities
  • How to get started TODAY

Knowing and forming relationships with the right people inevitably brings tremendous opportunity, and this course will show you how….even if you have never spent one second networking before in your entire life!

Enroll now to start meeting people and opening doors today.

Mike

What are the requirements?

  • Motivation

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 25 lectures and 2.5 hours of content!
  • By the end of the course, you will be able to meet and build relationships with people to grow your business or advance your career
  • In this course, you will learn how to meet really successful people, how to maintain and build relationships with busy people, how to leverage your network to grow your business or advance your career

What is the target audience?

  • Entrepreneurs, business development professionals, sales professionals, people seeking career advancement, freelancers, consultants

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee

Forever yours.
Lifetime access

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Desktop, iOS and Android

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion

Curriculum

Section 1: Intro and Course Overview
Intro
01:48
Section 2: Why Networking?
Open doors, close deals, learn, connect
03:26
Section 3: Principles of Networking
Key principles and philosophies
09:36
Section 4: The Right Mentality
Authenticity, passion, rejection...and fun
06:19
Section 5: How to Meet the Right People
Manufacturing serendipity + Gameplan
06:04
Navigating conferences and events 1: Before
06:08
Navigating conferences and events 2: During
05:15
Navigating conferences and events 3: After
04:30
Introductions
09:59
Cold reach outs
08:37
Other ways to meet people
02:21
Section 6: Building and Maintaining Relationships
Intro
Preview
01:01
How to add value
05:18
How to be a connector and make introductions
07:51
Updating
02:29
Pinging and Promotion
03:29
Section 7: How to Use Social Networks to Build an Awesome Professional Network
LinkedIn best practices
05:03
Twitter best practices
02:22
Blogging best practices
Preview
04:00
Section 8: Time Management: How to Balance Networking with Other Responsibilities
Prioritize, be intentional, scheduling tips, scalability
07:27
Section 9: Tools and Apps for Managing your Professional Network
Tools and apps for time management and effectiveness
10:00
Section 10: Interpersonal Communication
Interpersonal communication
07:55
Tips for introverts
04:16
Section 11: How to Get Started and Conclusion
05:15

To learn more, check out my book on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Business-Networking-Awesome-Professional-ebook/dp/B00FFR4WHA/

Section 12: Bonus Materials
Bonus: 10 Key Networking Strategies and Tactics
Preview
08:06

Instructor Biography

Mike Fishbein , Self-publishing and content marketing expert

Mike Fishbein is an entrepreneur in New York City, author of multiple books on entrepreneurship, and has advised both startups and Fortune 500 companies on customer development and new product innovation.

Mike is the Founder of stpcollege an education technology company in New York City. Prior to stpcollege, Mike was a founding team member of Casual Corp, a venture studio and corporate innovation firm founded by an accomplished serial entrepreneur. While at Casual Corp, Mike served as a lead product manager in launching three new consumer technology products. In addition, Mike advised some of the world's largest companies on new product innovation.

Mike's expertise lies in customer development, Lean product strategy, and customer acquisition. His writings on startup marketing and strategy have been published in Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, and more.

Mike has been starting companies since he was a teenager and serves as a resource and advisor to startups in New York City and abroad.

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    • Sheila Herrera

    Networking works for people who make it work

    There are a lot of people who now engage in networking and there are so many of them who quit because their venture in networking. I must admit I have hesitations in joining a networking business first because I am afraid I might fall victim of a scam. When I came across a very nice networker, my views changed. Not only did he present to me a viable marketing/networking plan, he was also a very nice person. I personally see networking as a personal approach to business; that any person with the right intentions can very well do. When I booked this course, I was looking forward to learning to improve my interpersonal skills as I am timid and I often find myself insecure of my capabilities. The course helped me assess my strengths and weaknesses and provided me with the necessary insights that I can use to improve myself towards the "me" that I wanted to me. Now, I realized how much self improvement and development seminars can help me boost my self esteem and prepare me for whatever venture I wish to take. The tips for introverts really helped me and gave me "aha" moments. I like that the course has a personal touch and not too rigid. I enjoyed the course and I am sharing it to my fellow networkers too.

    • Cindy Rice

    Perfect for the new buisness

    I recently started my own online business and this course was perfect for me. I hadn't really thought about networking to draw in more customers. I have a list of things I need to do to now to start opening more doors with more possibilities. I'm kinda afraid now I might get to much business and won't be able to handle it in a timely manner! I will cross that bridge when I get there. Need to work on meeting people that will benefit my company as well as theirs.

    • Rajuchenna

    Very Informative and well presented

    Thank you for this wonderful tutorial. It helped me to understand lots of stuffs in my work.

    • Karamkale

    High standard course

    Simple, practical, structured, easy to understand, full of examples and insights to go beyond what it is about.

    • Jinkapilla

    Very nice and helpful tutorial !

    Thanks a lot for your lessons !

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