Networking Rx: Jim Moats, Organizational Engagement Specialist (EPS 153)

Frank Agin, host of Networking Rx, interview Jim Moats, author of Leading from the Edge of the Inside and award-winning advisor to CEOs and executives.

http://networkingrx.libsyn.com/jim-moats-guest-interview

For more information on AmSpirit Business Connections and its franchise opportunity program, contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com or visit http://www.amspirit.com/franchise.php.

Network Pyramid Capstones

In the 1960s, Harvard social psychologist Stanley Milgram studied what he termed the “small world” problem. He wanted to better understand how people were connected to one another.

So, he sent to 160 randomly selected people in Omaha, NE a packet with the name and address of a stockbroker from Boston. He instructed each individual to write their name on the roster in the packet, then mail it to someone they thought would get it closer to the stockbroker.

On average the packets reached the broker in six steps (thus the phrase “six degrees of separation”). Milgram initially reasoned that if the packets started from 160 random points, they would arrive at their destination with similar randomness. Many of the packets, however, followed the same asymmetrical pattern.  Half of the responses that got to the stockbroker were delivered by three people. So, the phrase “six degrees of separation” doesn’t mean that everyone is linked to everyone else in just six steps.  It means that a very small number of people are linked to everyone else in a few steps, and the rest of us are linked to the world through those few.

Try this. Write down the names of 40 friends and trace them back to how they were introduced to you. This will reveal that what people term as their “social circles” are really inverted pyramids. A large percentage of your contacts likely originated from relatively few individuals – your Network Pyramid Capstones.

Consider this – to “jump start” your network or determine where your time is best spent, find your Network Pyramid Capstones. Then reconnect with each over lunch, coffee, or whatever. 

Make an effort to develop a great relationship with these people – find ways to help them and be sure they understand how they can help you. These individuals have been instrumental in building your network to this point and will likely do so in the future.

Networking Rx: Best Contact Networking Dilemma (EPS 152)

Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, shares a facilitation exercise that applies ‘lifeboat ethics’ to business networking.

http://networkingrx.libsyn.com/best-contact-networking-dilemma-eps-152

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Networking Rx: Dr. Wayne Baker – On Reciprocity Rings (EPS 151)

Frank Agin, host of Networking Rx, has a discussion with Dr. Wayne Baker on Reciprocity Rings, the inspiration for his new book, All You Have To Do Is Ask. For information on the book and free resources and assessments, go to www.AllYouHaveToDoIsAsk.com.

http://networkingrx.libsyn.com/dr-wayne-baker-reciprocity-rings-eps-151

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Networking Rx: Incivility (EPS 150)

Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, discusses a TEDx program delivered by professor and author Christine Porath on the impact that disrespectful and rude behavior has on our lives.

http://networkingrx.libsyn.com/incivility-eps-150

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Networking Rx: Jamie Sarche, Director of Pre-Planning – Feldman Mortuary (EPS 149)

Frank Agin, president of AmSpirit Business Connections, has a conversation with Jamie Sarche on how she uses relationships to build success in an industry where you’d not expect it … pre-planning funeral services.

http://networkingrx.libsyn.com/jamie-sarche-networking-memorial-services-eps-149

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Networking Rx: The Four Horsemen Of Doomed Relationships (EPS 148)

Frank Agin, president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, shares information from The Gottman Institute on four behaviors that impair relationships. For more on this go to: https://www.gottman.com/blog/the-four-horsemen-recognizing-criticism-contempt-defensiveness-and-stonewalling/

http://networkingrx.libsyn.com/the-four-horseman-of-doomed-relationships-eps-148

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Networking Rx: Michael Rogers, Caring To Lead (EPS 147)

Frank Agin, president of AmSpirit Business Connections, talks with Michael Rogers about the SONIC leadership formula from his new book, Do You Care To Lead?

http://networkingrx.libsyn.com/michael-rogers-caring-to-lead-eps-147

For more information on AmSpirit Business Connections and its franchise opportunity program, contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com or visit http://www.amspirit.com/franchise.php.

Networking Rx: Conversation Compliance (EPS 146)

Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, draws a scientific study from the University of Opole (Poland) to illustrate the power of small talk and why it works.

http://networkingrx.libsyn.com/conversation-compliance-eps-146

For more information on AmSpirit Business Connections and its franchise opportunity program, contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com or visit http://www.amspirit.com/franchise.php.