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The Intentional Networker™ Earns First Place for Non-Fiction in 2012 IndieReader Discovery Awards

Austin author Patti DeNucci shares top networking success tips

Patti DeNucci
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June 12, 2012 – AUSTIN, TX: The Intentional Networker™: Attracting Powerful Relationships, Referrals & Results in Business by Patti DeNucci (Rosewall Press, 2011) took the top prize for non-fiction in the 2012 IndieReader Discovery Awards (IRDAs). Winners were announced recently at the Book Expo America (BEA), North America’s largest book publishing industry event held annually in New York City.

The IRDA’s recognize excellence in independent publishing and are vetted by top experts in the book publishing business. Judges include publishers, retailers, agents, publicists, and reviewers from Barnes & Noble, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Kirkus Reviews, Huffington Post, and Greenleaf Publishing. The Intentional Networker is also a finalist for ForeWord Review’s Book of the Year, which will be announced at the American Library Association annual conference in Anaheim, California later this month.
“It’s affirming to have industry experts recognize this book, which is a compilation of information I’ve collected from more than 30 years of studying how people interact, create powerful networks, and attract success in business,” says DeNucci, a business networking and referral expert based in Austin, Texas.

The Intentional Networker is a field guide for anyone who wants to maximize their professional socialization skills and relationship-building success. Nine strategically-ordered chapters filled with stories, tips, and exercises provide a holistic view of what it takes to stand out in the crowd and be a more purposeful, polished, and productive networker. The book’s target audience includes solopreneurs, business owners, development professionals, recent graduates, and job hunters.

“The reaction I get from readers is that this isn’t just another networking book, but a very readable and complete handbook for becoming more intentional, polished, and respected in business and in life,” says DeNucci.

Maya Fleischmann, a reviewer for IndieReader writes, “The Intentional Networker is an easy to follow, positive life-strategy book for anybody who needs to deal with people, from the business executive to the freelance consultant to a teacher to the parent on the PTA board.”

DeNucci’s top intentional networking tips:

  • Get clear on who you are and what you want
  • Leverage the power of vision, intentions, and goals
  • Make sure what you present to the world aligns with who you are and what you want
  • Take time to polish your communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be focused and selective, but gracious to all
  • Give first, but set mindful boundaries
  • Follow up thoughtfully, regularly, and with value
  • Never ask for referrals until you’ve built the relationship and earned trust
  • Remember your best connections are your best assets

The Intentional Networker is a 272 page trade paperback. ISBN: 978-0-9835461-0-8 . Available in print through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other major retailers for $19.95; on Kindle for $4.99.