Testimonials

See What People are Saying About Connecting: Beyond the Name Tag

“Dr. Bill Saleebey has captured the real essence of networking that the most effective approach is to adopt it as a lifestyle.  He has removed any negative stigmas about networking by reinforcing the benefits of sharing, first and foremost, and not asking for anything in return.  This book is a must read for both the novice and experienced networker.”

Davis R. Blaine, Chairman, The Mentor Group; Managing Director, ProVisors

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“Dr. Saleebey has revealed the psychology and process of relationship building for business and life.  He has taken the mystery out of networking and laid out a practical framework for building sustainable relationships of trust, friendship, support, and sharing.  Whether one is selling products or services, building a circle of trusted advisors and resources, or cultivating referral relationships, this book is for you.”

Gordon Gregory, Chairman and Managing Director, Mosaic Capital LLC & Managing Director, ProVisors

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“Brilliant!  Superbly written, packed with insight and practical tips.  Dr. Saleebey taps his immense gifts for relating to others with years of success in the business world to bring to life the many nuances of networking.  With example after example, he elaborates how networking not only enriches our lives but enhances the lives of everyone around us.  In an easy, conversational style, he underscores a simple truth:  our need to belong is met tenfold through effective networking skills.  This is a highly comprehensive and reader-friendly work.”

Louis F. Markert, Ph.D., Professor of Counseling and Psychotherapy, UCLA

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“Dr. Saleebey’s book provides a great overview of the importance of networking.  It also shows the steps to achieving success in networking, and this is reinforced by his real life examples and how they have been successful for others.  A good read if someone wants to build their networking circle and skills.”

Mark Davidson, Underwriter, Arden Realty

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“Bill’s observations regarding the power of relationships and reciprocation have created a wonderful guide for anyone who’s interested in growing their business through networking.”

Bunni Dybnis, Director, LivHome

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“Networking is as much science as it is art.  It involves focus, intention, organization and pragmatism.  Dr. Bill Saleebey is focused, intentional, organized and pragmatic.  Read this book.  Keep it by your desk.  Red-line the hints.  You’ll be better than you thought possible.”

Mike Altman, Principal, Simon Altman & Kabaker Inc.

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“The insights that Dr. Saleebey draws from the networking process truly shows that he participates in that process.”

Larry Whittet, C.E.O., American Relocation & Logistics

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“If there’s a strength William Saleebey best typifies, and he does typify many strengths, it’s networking.  This guy connects with more people on more levels in a year than most people meet in a lifetime and it works.  Read the book!  You will not be disappointed.”

Marc Swan, Rehabilitation Counselor, Aetna Insurance

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“Bill takes the generic world of ‘networking’ and drills down to the psychological fundamentals that will help you identify people who will help you build effective business and personal networks.”

Barbara Wasserman, Principal, Wave2 Communications

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Connecting is informative and fun to read.  Based on the author’s extensive experiences and intimate knowledge of the subject matter, the book is replete with well-chosen examples and helpful common-sense advice.  The writing style is clear, direct and conversational, combined with a practical approach to the art of relationship-building that makes the book extremely accessible.  I highly recommend it.”

Michael Friedberg, Partner, Friedberg & Trombi

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“I’ve read Connecting several times and each time gain more tips, ideas, insight, and wisdom into what has become a fun and innovative experience for me, networking.  By following Dr. Bill’s suggestions, people remember me better, warm up to me more easily and are more willing to assist me.  I found more complete and useful information in this book than I’ve read by any author.”

Michele Hurtubise, Certified Facility Manager

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“Saleebey’s timely book is indispensable not only as a primer on how to use networking groups for business advantage, but also for how to network as a part of creating social communities.  It provides a clear picture of various networking opportunities for professionals.”

Katherine Wolff, Attorney

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Connecting is an extremely helpful guide and reference for business people who need to network.  Dr. Saleebey’s experience, wisdom and humor transcend this very readable book that anyone in business should read.”

Scott O. Harris, Ph.D., Principal, Harris Sherman Consulting Group

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“Dr. Saleebey’s book not only thoroughly explores its subject matter but adds additional insight by examining the individual and psychological aspects of networking in a way that has never been done before.  This allows the reader to explore the possibilities for enhancing their life and career through networking as well as understanding their personal relationships in the process.”

Wendy Robin Weir, Masters in Psychology, Licensed Acupuncturist