Business Cards to Business Relationships: Building the Ultimate Network

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Everything you need to know about proper business networking from defining the concept, developing the Business of YOU, learning the fundamentals, and implementing proven strategies, is packed into its pages. This book is a down-to-earth, practical MUST READ guide if you d like to raise your company s profile and generate revenue. The information will help you to elevate your influence, your business, and yourself by building your own ultimate network!

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Allison Graham is the force behind Elevate Seminars + Strategic Development Inc, a unique business strategy company that teaches people how to build quality business relationships from casual business card contacts. As a sought-after keynote speaker, workshop leader and private executive trainer, Allison has helped hundreds of business professionals hone their business networking skills to grow their circles of influence and ultimately, elevate their bottom line. Allison s considerable accomplishments in the media, politics, business and charitable sector have earned her a reputation as an effective communicator and the quintessential networking guru. Afterall, mastering the art of business networking was what took her from being a stranger in a new city to a well-connected entrepreneur with thousands of contacts. In April 2007 Allison resigned from her successful career as a columnist for The London Free Press to step into the political realm. Allison s people savvy skills proved impressive as she won the hotly contested nomination to represent the riding of London West in the October 2007 Provincial election. She earned second place in a field of eight candidates in the general election, but most importantly Allison learned valuable lessons that further enhance the learning experience for her elevate clients. Other media roles have included a weekly radio segment on the hit radio morning show D, Mindy and Gord on Fresh FM, as a television reporter for Today s Woman and as a spokesperson for various charity causes. As an active member of the community Allison has advanced causes and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities including the Salvation Army and Wrap Around London. Among her most rewarding work was her position as the founding executive director of Hope s Garden, Eating Disorders Support and Resource Centre. Allison served as a member of the London Free Press editorial board, is currently a member of the Garrison Community Council and joined the London Club s board of directors as its youngest member of the board in the club s 127 year history. She was also a founding member of the Tech Alliance Emerging Leaders steering committee, an initiative to engage, attract and retain the under-40 demographic to London, Ontario. Through her involvement, Allison attended hundreds of events and interacted with thousands of people, witnessing first-hand, the good, the bad and the unmentionable when it comes to business networking. As a result of her vast experience and subsequent extensive research, Allison has developed best practices for business networking. She s made it her personal mission to teach other professionals these skills so they too can tap into the world s greatest resource people!

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This book is a MUST READ for professionals to learn how to network properly. Allison taught me that networking is for more than just growing your business. It is a critical element that can enrich a person's quality of life and lead to personal fulfillment. ---Dave Sanderson, Vice-President, BMO Nesbitt Burns

This book is an excellent and much-needed resource to share with the business community. --PJ Hartson, Business Editor, Sun Media

Allison teaches in a manner that makes it easy to grasp concepts and subsequently implement them. Regardless of your business and networking experience, there is something in these pages for you to learn. --Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Director of Health Sector MBA Program, Richard Ivey School of Business; Chief of Paediatric Surgery, London Health Sciences Centre; named to Globe and Mail's Top 40 Under 40 2005

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