Excerpts from Book Review by Paul Swift
Reprinted with permission from Public Relations Quarterly, Spring, 1996
People Power is basically a handbook on how to build a professional personality -- a nineties version of How to Win Friends and Influence People. Fisher dissects networking's major and minor components and analyzes them and applies them to all sorts of personal and professional situations and objectives.
The shy, the obnoxious, the forgetful, the awkward and the nerdy among us need no longer continue without friends and associates they can count on. People Power is also directed to the vast majority among us whom she describes as "networking dabblers." "They network haphazardly, a little bit here and there. Sometimes it seems to work and sometimes it doesn't, but they don't really know how to improve their results." Fisher shows us how to do just that -- through 12 Power Principles, which include, for example, The Power of Giving, The Power of Staying in Touch, The Power of Listening, and The Power of Commitment.
Did I say Fisher treats networking as a science? Perhaps secular religion is more appropriate. She writes: Networking is as simple as friendship and as complex as matchmaking. . . . Networking provides a form of community, family, and camaraderie. . . . It satisfies a basic need to be connected, to belong, and to contribute. . . . It is a life-affirming process and a vital ingredient for success and happiness. We exist as part of a vast and intricate web of connections. They bring us joy and peace, motivation and rich ideas. They enrich all aspects of our lives.
Excerpts from Book Review
Reprinted with permission from Women in Business, The Magazine of The American Business Women's Association, March/April 1996
Did you know networking can actually help you live a longer, happier and healthier life? Not only is networking important to your career development, it also helps you build strong emotional and social ties. And those ties can improve the quality and length of your life, says Donna Fisher, CSP, ABWA member and author of People Power.
People Power is a step-by-step guide for generating your networking style. Donna offers 12 power principles for starting, building and enriching your network. She also offers tips on speaking words of praise, being a better listener and staying committed to your goals.