Simple As 1,2,3: Quick and Easy Networking Strategies - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

The Web and bookstores are crowded with countless resources on how, when and where to network, but this latest one adds a key element vital in a world filled with busy schedules and no time to waste: quick convenience.

Entertainment industry veteran Shanti Das has written yet another book that packs a powerful pocket-sized punch with The 1,2,3s of Networking (Press Reset Entertainment Publishing; $7.99), detailing how to successfully build your professional network.

The author of The Hip-Hop Professional: A Woman’s Guide to Climbing the Ladder of Success ( Publishing; $19.95), offers 30 tips in her new book on how to expand your professional contact base, with insight on when to introduce yourself, how to prep your elevator pitch and how to strengthen relationships with those already in your everyday circle.

Das, who has held positions in the executive suites of labels including Universal Motown, keeps the advice snappy and to the point and tailors it for anyone at any stage of their career — whether you’re a mid-level executive needing a quick refresher before a power lunch or a college student heading to that on-campus job fair.

‘Nuff said.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.