June 9, 2008

Book Review - Click

Click: Ten Truths for Building Extraordinary Relationships
George C. Fraser
HD 69 .S8 F736 2008

Fraser describes the process of networking in a series of simple guidelines. He stresses that networking takes work, but outlines behaviors and habits that makes meeting new people and developing connections with them more effective. First, he emphasizes the "chemistry"that exists between people. He states how important it is to be your authentic self, but also brings to light assumptions and myths that often get in the way of people's real personalities from being seen. Second, he discusses how people are perceived by others. He admits that some image crafting or slight changes in behavior might make a tremendous difference in a relationship. However, he also advises people to make the first move, trust first, and put the responsibility on themselves, not on others, to develop a new relationship. Third, Fraser acknowledges that timing is involved in all relationships and offers advice on how to open your mind and be flexible to new ideas and new people when they cross your path. This book is an easy, fun read and will be useful to everyone who wants to improve their current relationships or develop new ones.