Success is in Your Sphere: Leverage the Power of Relationships to Achieve Your Business Goals

  • 4h 7m
  • Zvi Band
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 2019

A proven step-by-step approach to leveraging the unique power of relationships to your best business advantage.

Our professional relationships are the most important asset we have when it comes to growing our careers and our businesses. Most people think of this as “networking.” But in today’s hyperconnected market, the most cost-effective and high-return route to new, repeat, and referral business is through our existing networks, not through adding more social media “friends” and “connections.” This transformative guide from relationship marketing expert Zvi Band shows you how to deepen your personal connections to achieve your professional goals—using the CAPITAL strategy of relationship-building techniques:

  • Consistency: develop good habits to form stronger relationships
  • Aggregate: build a personal database of professional contacts
  • Prioritize: order your network based on who can help
  • Investigate: collect intelligence on the people who are most important to you
  • Timely Engagement: create a steady cadence in your outreach
  • Adding Value: offer more than a simple follow-up
  • Leverage: execute more effectively

The basic idea behind these powerful tools is simple: Effective relationship building is not about acquiring new contacts. It’s about strengthening your connections with the key people who will help you drive your business forward. Through a combination of personal research, best practices, and case studies, Band provides a prescriptive strategy you can customize and follow every day. You’ll find cost-effective, high-yield tools that can be implemented via social media and other digital platforms. You’ll discover the best-kept secrets of the most popular companies in the world—and time-saving techniques for achieving similar results with your own customers. Most important, you can make the most of what you already have: the simple human connections that make everything worthwhile.

In business, as in life, it all comes down to the quality of your relationships. When the right people are on your side, Success Is in Your Sphere.

About the Author

Zvi Band is the cofounder and CEO of Contactually, a top CRM platform for relationship-oriented businesses. Zvi has led Contactually to millions in venture backing, and the company now has 75 employees and tens of thousands of customers, including 8 of the top 20 real estate brokerages in the country. An engineer, developer, entrepreneur, strategist, and startup advisor, with both technical and nontechnical expertise, Zvi has been named a Washingtonian Tech Titan four times and was a finalist for Ernst and Young’s 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year award. He was recognized among T360’s Swanepoel Power 200 Most Influential Leaders and REAL Trends Game Changers. A passionate speaker and writer, he and his work have been featured in the New York Times and the Washington Post, among other outlets.

In this Book

  • Introduction—Relationships are Our Most Important Asset
  • People Do Business with People They Know
  • The Barriers to Maintaining Relationships
  • Setting the Baseline—Understanding Your Goals
  • The CAPITAL Strategy for Managing Your Relationships
  • Consistent Execution—Setting up the Right Habits So You Can Play the Long Game
  • Aggregate—Building Your Sphere
  • Prioritize—Highlighting Those in Your Network Who Can Help
  • Investigate—Collecting Intelligence on the People Who are Most Important to You
  • Timely Engagement—Building a Rhythm to Your Follow-Up
  • Add Value, Part 1—Doing Meaningful Actions
  • Add Value, Part 2—Offering More Through Connection
  • Leverage—Executing More Efficiently
  • Getting Results
  • How it Works in the Real World
  • Conclusion
  • Notes