Building a network for success

What do all successful people, from world-famous authors to venture capitalists, CEOs, billionaire hedge fund managers, and academics, have in common? A strong network of people they can depend upon. This course is a blend of scientific research and practical experience in the field of networking. Over the next ten days, you will learn how to develop stronger relationships through the five ways of giving, create more engaging conversations, overcome the fear of reaching out to old connections, reach out to influencers, meet new people without that icky networking feeling, build systems to keep track of your connections, spot opportunities to connect others, and much more!

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   Teacher: Jordan Thibodeau


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“Thanks for creating the “Building a network for success” Highbrow course! The course was very timely for me, as I’ve been wanting to strengthen and grow my network. One of my fears in networking is contacting people I haven’t connected with in a long time (e.g. “They’re going to think I’m just trying to get something from them!”), but I decided to contact several people anyway to learn about what they’re working on. I want to get to the point where I am as much (or even more) a “giver” in my network as I am a “taker”.”

“Really helpful to see what I am already doing right and where I can do more to build up a good network. Thank you :)”

  “A solid introduction into networking that not only teaches why this is an essential skill today, but also does provide a powerful call to action.”


Course plan

Lesson 1. You’re Only as Good as Your Network
Lesson 2. Givers, Takers, and Matchers
Lesson 3. Creating a Networking System
Lesson 4. Bridging Networks
Lesson 5. Dormant Ties
Lesson 6. Double Opt-In Introductions
Lesson 7. Conversation Experiments
Lesson 8. Building a People Funnel
Lesson 9. Approaching People You Don’t Know
Lesson 10. The Mr. Rogers’ Rule
+ Quiz



Starting tomorrow, you will receive a new lesson straight to your inbox every morning for 10 days. Lessons take just 5 minutes to read, and each course is followed by fun, knowledge-testing quiz.



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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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