Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The Virtual Handshake: (Book Review)

The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online.

By David Teten and Scott Allen

Until now too many people have been unsure what to do "now that I'm online". The Virtual Handshake is a solution to that problem. It's plain and clear that what you choose to do online is important, and the authors give you strong, specific and easily understood instructions about how to "do it" right.

For internet newbies The Virtual Handshake has detailed instruction on the simple things you need to do to get started. The Virtual Handshake also tells you how to create an online presence that will attract to you the people who are most likely to help you to succeed.

There is detailed help in the use of Blogs for that purpose by demonstrating your competence and knowledge in your posts. In the process you collect contacts with other people, most of those contacts being very weak connections. By controlling your use of email and lists and social networks like Ryze, you can develop from those weak connections a number of "strong virtual connections" with people who have skills and abilities that are likely to be useful to you.

There is very strong emphasis in the book on doing the right things, and in every chapter there is help and advice to make it possible for you too to succeed online. The last sections of the book focus on finding work, on making sales and building our businesses, essential tasks that are doable, with the right approach.

This book is worth every dollar of the price. As you can tell I highly recommend it.

View the Book at Amazon Here.

John Stephen Veitch
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