Power Networking 59 Secrets for Personal and Professional Success

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					                  POWER NETWORKING: THE SELF ASSESSMENT
                                                     Reprinted with permission from the book:
                    Power Networking: 59 Secrets for Personal & Professional Success
                                                       by Donna Fisher and Sandy Vilas
                                                         www.donnafisher.com
                                                                  800-934-9675

Our goal is to inspire you to be a Power Networker so that you can enjoy the benefits and satisfaction of networking.
Whether you consider yourself a novice or expert networker, this assessment helps you enhance your effectiveness.
You will identify to what extent you are currently practicing the principles, tools and attitude of a Power Networker.
This will show you the tools to enhance your results and help you identify the steps to consistent networking success.

When you complete the assessment, you will see a total score showing how you rated yourself as a networker.
You may notice that you have been a Lone Ranger most of your life or you may discover that you have
already developed a certain level of expertise and mastery in the area of networking.

What is so incredible about this excel spreadsheet is that after you have completed the assessment, you can go back
and place your cursor on the red triangles. Text boxes will appear with all sorts of great information to enhance
your learning. We are happy to provide this support for you to enjoy all the benefits of being a Power Networker!

Wherever you are today, you can develop new habits, enhance your skills, and integrate proven networking
concepts into your life. We at Donna Fisher Presents are dedicated to your success. If we can help you,
contact us at donna@donnafisher.com or carolyn@donnafisher.com with your questions.

                   DIRECTIONS: Rate yourself on a scale of 1 through 5
      1 = Never; 2 = Occasionally; 3 = Regularly; 4 = Frequently; 5 = Consistently

                        KNOW YOUR OWN POWER AS A NETWORKER                                           Score 1-5
  1   I know the values and principles that are important in my life.
  2   I can list five major accomplishments that I am proud of in my life.
  3   I am clear about my expertise and the resource I can be for others.
  4   I have given up the "Long Ranger" mentality.
  5   I know my own power as a networker.
  6   I have a written list of long-and-short term goals that I review and revise regularly.
  7   I have a network diagram that represents the magnitude and diversity of my network.
                                                                                                     SUBTOTAL    0

                     BE GRACIOUS AND COURTEOUS AS YOU NETWORK
  8   My presentation professionally represents who I am and what I do.
  9   I introduce myself in a way that is clear, concise, and personable, and that generates interest.
 10   I am at ease in groups and use conversation generators effectively.
 11   I reintroduce myself to people rather than waiting for them to remember me.
 12   I focus on people as they are introduced to me so that I remember their name and who they are.
 13   I am comfortable playing host at networking events.
 14   I am comfortable promoting and creating visibility for myself and my business.
 15   I am gracious and courteous with everyone I meet.

                                                                                                     SUBTOTAL    0
                          HANDLE BUSINESS CARDS WITH RESPECT
 16   My business cards are attractive and representative of who I am and what I do.
 17   I have sufficient business cards handy for each situation.
 18   I give out my business cards appropriately.
 19   I make notations on business cards that I receive as memory joggers and follow-up reminders.

                                                                                                     SUBTOTAL    0
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         From the book Power Networking by Donna Fisher & Sandy Vilas
                               www.donnafisher.com
                                   800-934-9675

                  DIRECTIONS: Rate yourself on a scale of 1 through 5
     1 = Never; 2 = Occasionally; 3 = Regularly; 4 = Frequently; 5 = Consistently

                NURTURE YOUR NETWORK WITH ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
20   I receive and give acknowledgements daily.
21   I acknowledge the people who inspire me whether or not I personally know them.
22   I nurture my network with calls, notes, and gifts in a timely and appropriate manner.
23   I have personalized note-cards.
24   I graciously receive and accept acknowledgement and support.
                                                                                                       SUBTOTAL   0
                             MANAGE YOURSELF AS A RESOURCE
25   I have established an effective system for organizing and retrieving my network.
26   My business card file is organized and up to date.
27   I use a time management system effectively.
28   My daily action list is completed each day with items transferred or check off.
29   I do what is in front of me rather than creating more items on my action list.
30   I return phone calls within twenty-four hours.
31   I organize my thoughts before making a phone call to referrals, leads, or people in my network.
32   I say no to event, activities, and meetings that drain my time, energy, or focus.
33   I prepare of networking events in order to maximize the opportunity.
                                                                                                       SUBTOTAL   0
                            BE EFFECTIVE WITH YOUR REQUESTS
34   I ask for and use the support of others.
35   I make requests of my network in a clear, concise, and non-demanding manner.
36   I consistently find opportunities to as, "Who do you know who….?)
37   I follow up promptly on leads.
38   I gain value from every contact.

                                                                                                       SUBTOTAL   0
                       CREATE VISIBILITY THROUGH PARTICIPATION
39   I am a member of a professional organization.
40   I serve on a committee or board of an organization.
41   I regularly give referrals to and make requests of my network.
42   I am aware of and use the "three-foot rule".
43   I consistently re-evaluate and add to my network.
                                                                                                       SUBTOTAL   0
                     DEVELOP A PERSONAL NETWORKING APPROACH
44   I trust and follow my intuition.
45   I am committed to the success of the people in my network.
46   I am known for the high level of service I provide.
47   I am an active and perceptive listener.
48   I operate with integrity and professionalism in all my interactions and endeavors.
49   I approach each contact and opportunity with an open mind.
                                                                                                       SUBTOTAL   0
                            NETWORK TO ENHANCE YOUR WORLD
50   I am know as a powerful networker with an established and resourceful network.
51   I use networking to benefit myself and others personally as well as professionally.
52   I keep my network in the forefront of my thinking.
53   I am a role model for power networking.
54   I see the world as one big network.
55   Networking is a way of life for me.

                                                                                                       SUBTOTAL   0
      Page 3       POWER NETWORKING: THE SELF ASSESSMENT
          From the book Power Networking by Donna Fisher & Sandy Vilas
                                www.donnafisher.com
                                    800-934-9675

                   DIRECTIONS: Rate yourself on a scale of 1 through 5
      1 = Never; 2 = Occasionally; 3 = Regularly; 4 = Frequently; 5 = Consistently

                         MAINTAIN HIGHTOUCH THROUGH HIGH TECH
 56   I am proficient in using technology for powerful and effective communication and networking.
 57   I use appropriate etiquette for voice mail, e-mail and the internet.
 58   I keep my voice mail and e-mail message short, simple, powerful, and easy to respond to.
 59   I navigate the internet to gather information, make connections, and be a resource for others.
                                                                                                       SUBTOTAL   0

Subtotals for each section:
Know Your Own Power as a Networker                                                                           0
Be Gracious and Courteous as You Network                                                                     0
Handle Business Cards with Respect                                                                           0
Nurture Your Network with Acknowledgements                                                                   0
Manage Yourself as a Resource                                                                                0
Be Effective with Your Requests                                                                              0
Create Visibility Through Participation                                                                      0
Develop a Personal Networking Approach                                                                       0
Network to Enhance Your World                                                                                0
Maintain High Touch Through High Tech                                                                        0
                                                                                                         TOTAL    0

      SCORES
      247 - 295     POWERFUL
      210 - 246     EFFECTIVE
      174 - 209     RESOURCEFUL
      138 - 173     BRANCHING OUT
      102 - 137     TIMID
      059 - 101     LONE RANGER

This networking profile consists of nine sections that correspond to Chapters Eleven through Twenty of the Power
Networking book. In this book, each statement is explained with information, ideas, and examples. Personal stories
show how these ideas have made an impact on the lives of people just like you.

          Contact us to create that special program for your company or association.
                                       www.donnafisher.com
                                    Donna Fisher Presents
                                     Houston, Texas, USA
                                          713-789-2484
                           Donna Fisher, Certified Speaking Professional


                              Reprinted with permission from the book:
       Power Networking: 59 Secrets for Personal and Professional Success
                                  by Donna Fisher and Sandy Vilas
                                      www.donnafisher.com
                                           800-934-9675

				
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