HAVERFORD — Sean Hand did not become the king of the Internet overnight. Instead, the national lecturer and trainer spent several years perfecting his craft and honing his skills. With more than ten years of network experience, Hand has developed many techniques to avoid natural network embarrassment.
Hande explained in a recent interview: “Regardless of our position on the extrovert/introvert spectrum, it is inherently awkward for all of us to build a network.” “For ten years, there have been five per week on average. At this social event, I started to compile my own list of tips, tricks and techniques. These tips, techniques and techniques gave me the confidence and skills to walk into any room, anywhere, and have organic conversations with strangers and finally build a strong network. “
In order to help others develop successful online tools, Havertown residents not only shared the skills he acquired in his new book “That’s Really Awkward-7 Secrets of Embarrassing Internet People”, but also shared the pitfalls and shortcomings of the progress.
Hande said that this book can help anyone who stands up in important social situations or repeatedly calls others by the wrong name, who is confused about what to say and how to say, or who just gets into a deadlock at the best time. turn on.
Hande said: “A few years ago, I heard from many trainees that the technology I shared with them not only helped them feel more confident, but also made it interesting and successful.” “They are the reason I created it. AwkwardNetworker.com Finally wrote this book. I was fascinated by the idea that I can use the knowledge I have learned in years of stressful social networking, and then compile a simple manual, so that anyone can immediately take over and implement it successfully. ”
Hand, also known as The Awkward Networker, seems to have published this useful book at an ideal time. Although an unprecedented global pandemic has led to nationwide lockdowns, social distancing and remote work for nearly a year, many people have reduced or even lost the comfort of face-to-face networking. With the distribution of vaccines, the reopening of restaurants, and people starting to meet face to face again, many people hope to get rid of the rust and get more benefits from a successful network of people, which is most useful for ordering books in time.
“That’s really embarrassing-7 secrets of embarrassing Internet people” is a compilation of the first-hand online courses the author has learned in the intensive online career for nearly 14 years. The author learns from personal experience and teaches thousands of people across the country and over 100 countries how to build lasting relationships. Although his book outlines many of these and other techniques that can be used for face-to-face communication, they can also be applied in virtual environments. The manual points out that showing confidence in Zoom calls, establishing contact on LinkedIn and following up via email in a timely manner can turn virtual communication into successful business leads.
Hande said: “Due to the worldwide pandemic, we don’t know when we will be able to shake hands with strangers again.” “I firmly believe that we will soon return to the face-to-face network-the banquet hall of the well-dressed banquet hall, and the executive Board meeting rooms, meetings of colleagues with hangovers, etc. At the same time, it is very important for us to build and strengthen the network virtually.”
Hand serves as the director of relationship development for KPMG, a global professional services company. He started his professional career in 2009 and worked as an international tax consultant when he just graduated from university. Five years later, Hand transitioned to global marketing to learn the marketing knowledge of this multi-billion dollar global service company. After staying there for four years, he served as the Director of Customer Relations for the rest of his career.
The author says that throughout his career, he has learned the value of being an experienced cyberman. With his experience in networking, he turned to work as a relationship developer, writer, public spokesperson, and relentless career development advocate, and was passionate about philanthropy, organizational development, and public speaking. Hand is a frequent lecturer at the University of Florida, Drexel University, Temple University, Rowan University, and LaSalle University, with topics on networking and professional development.
Hand has a lot of community involvement, including serving as a board member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Philadelphia Youth Professional Committee, the Philadelphia Arts and Business Committee, and the LaSalle University Alumni Association.
Hand is a native of northeastern Philadelphia and holds a bachelor’s degree in international economics from La Salle University and an MBA from Temple University’s Fox School of Business. He is married to his wife Kristin and is the father of two children.
“Everyone said,’It’s not about what you know, it’s about who.” However, we spent decades and hundreds of thousands of dollars learning’content’,” Hand said. The simple question is very interesting:’If we learn with the same rigorous attitude’ who? ‘As individuals, what kind of success can we enjoy? As a community, what problems can we solve? It’s time to embrace embarrassment and understand the real secret of building a successful network. “
To order Hand’s book, invite him to speak, watch his podcast or participate in one of his virtual online demos about networking and building and selling brands, please visit Awkward Networker.com Or send an email to [email protected]. You can also find “That’s awkward-7 secrets of embarrassing Internet people” on the following website Amazon.com.