How Do You Do? Virtual Handshakes

12/14/2005

Thevirtualhandshake_cover_112x162Chapter 1 of The Virtual Handshake begins with the quote:

The biggest mistake is believing that there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation - or a relationship. Deborah Tannen You Just Don't Understand: Women And Men In Conversation.

Good advice for any type of relationship. In this book authors David Teten and Scott Allen have explored that premise within the business arena. The Virtual Handshake discusses the tangible benefits of cultivating online communication channels to build 21st networking connections. Not possible you say? Think again.

Although I've worked on virtual teams for over 7-years, if you told me 12-months ago that some of my best friends and most exciting business projects would happen from relationships made through a blog...well, girlfriend, I'd thought you would have had too many appletinis!

Teten and Allen understand the differences and challenges of virtual communication. "The key disadvantages of remote communications is that it may be harder to identify nonverbal signals: sarcasm, emotion, jokes, etc. The absence of those subtleties sometimes leads to miscommunication in a way that occurs less often when people are speaking."

They also understand the power behind the technology that can build a more successful network resulting in opening doors and closing deals. Tangible results. An easy read that is filled with practical how-to lists. Great holiday gift <wink>

Sidebar: Authors sent me the book for review.

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Maybe it's offtopic, but i just wanted to say that this blog is very unsual. THe posts are quite short, but at the same time they are very saturated. A lot of interesting and useful information.
Thanks for that.

Posted by: Great_Reader on Dec 14, 2005 5:27:27 PM

Maybe it's offtopic, but i just wanted to say that this blog is very unsual. THe posts are quite short, but at the same time they are very saturated. A lot of interesting and useful information.
Thanks for that.

Posted by: Great_Reader on Dec 14, 2005 5:29:14 PM

Toby,
I couldn't agree more. Thanks to the e-osphere, I met you. When I finally got to meet the supreme Diva,it was too much fun!
Here's a virtual toast to e-made friends.

Posted by: Diva Kate on Dec 17, 2005 6:48:13 AM

OK

Posted by: 数据恢复 on Dec 20, 2005 1:50:24 AM

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