56: How to Work a Room* with Susan RoAne

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Have you ever been in that place of networking where you feel uncomfortable, unsure, or even out of sorts, when walking into a room of strangers? If so, you will really enjoy listening to today’s interview with Susan RoAne, where she will share some specific strategies, that you can use for working any room and for ways to be savvy with your networking. So, get out your pens and paper and listen in carefully, to find out what Susan has to tell you.

Susan is a Speaker, a Writer, she does interviews on shows and she’s been named by Forbes.com as one of the Expert Network Gurus of our time. She is in great demand as an International Key Note Speaker and she has been sharing her message of how to connect and communicate with audiences worldwide, for over three decades.  Susan has authored the classic bestseller How To Work A Room, which has sold over 1.2 million copies in thirteen countries and she has also written The Secrets Of Savvy Networking and several other books. Listen in today, to get some specific strategies from Susan, for networking, for connecting with others, for building your reputation and even for building your business.

Show highlights:

  • How Susan works the concept of changing technology into the concepts that she teaches.
  • Susan explains the importance of liking people, in order to network successfully.
  • Some of the basic premises of Susan’s book How To Work A Room.
  • Eighty to ninety percent of Americans identify themselves as shy people.
  • Why you really should talk to strangers.
  • The madness of monosyllabic responses.
  • Why knowing how to work a room is a far cry from being a good networker.
  • Why Susan refers to networkers as Matchmakers.
  • The savvy, or nuanced part of networking, that shows that you have wisdom.
  • Ways to be savvy in your interactions with people.
  • Susan gives you the RoAne Self Introduction way of connecting with people.
  • Why it’s okay to bring the person to a business event.
  • Using humor to connect, but never at the expense of others.
  • The importance of keeping abreast with what’s going on in the world.
  • Some titbits and tips about opening doors with small talk.
  • Why your main goal when working a room should be having a good time.
  • Why the dessert table is a really great place to start connecting with people.
  • Adjusting your attitude for a Networking Event.
  • Why you should always act like the host at an Event.
  • Access her giveaway

Susan’s website: www.susanroane.com


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