The Starter’s Guide to Strategic Networking

As apart of the “Operations” memberships, you are getting access to the curated starter guides. Each guide focuses on an essential subject that will break down books, tactics and techniques to utilize for your personal life. It will remain constantly updated so, please check back to see if there is anything new to apply.

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  1. The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
  2. Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss

Star Examples

  1. The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now by Meg Jay, Phd
  2. The Georgetown Ladies’ Social Club: Power, Passion, and Politics in the Nation’s Capitol by C. David Heymann


  1. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini
  2. Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Promotion  by Meredith Fineman (recommendation from Discord)


  1. Modern Etiquette Made Easy by Myka Meier
  2. Business Etiquette Made Easy: The Essential Guide to Professional Success by Myka Meier
  3. Emily Post’s Etiquette, 19th Edition: Manners for Today (Emily’s Post’s Etiquette) by Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning



  1. Using the STAR Method for interviews will help you gain action in the interview process by presenting yourself as a candidate of recognition. STAR means: situation, task, action and result. Read more about it here.
  2. Build a list of questions to ask back to people to build a conversation in interviews. You want to follow the mindset that you are interviewing the company as well. Some examples are:
    1. What are you expecting from me in 90 days?
    2. What databases does your company use?

Conversation Building

  1. Build a list of questions that people ask you all the time and develop a list of answers towards this. (I learned this from a coach). Examples can be where did you go to school, how are you going today etc.
  2. Remember that you can always try again with conversation building. The first thing you can do is ask people how they are doing and ask about something they are passionate about. Show genuine interest with questions and dialogue and you are building conversation.


These groups are starting examples of research you can dive into in your local areas. Not all areas will have every thing on this list. You decide what you would like to join. 


  1. Social Clubs
  2. Volunteer Groups
  3. Philantrophy Council
  4. Sports (Tennis, Golf) Association