Friends and associates alike praise ANDREA NIERENBERG as the "Queen of Networking." And for good reason. The independent personal marketing consultant and founder of The Nierenberg Group, actively maintains an ever-growing, worldwide network of 2,500 friends, clients, and associates keeping in touch with each at least once a year by note, phone, e-mail, or one-on-one meeting. Her understanding and mastery of personal marketing and networking techniques has made her one of the most sought-after experts in the field. Ms. Nierenberg works with leading businesses, such as AOL Time Warner, Citigroup, Coach, Estée Lauder, Georgia Pacific, Omnicom Group, Tiffany & Co., and Zenith Media. Along with workshops and seminars for her business clients, she teaches “Self-Marketing: A to Z” a course she developed at New York University. She is a featured speaker at global conferences and conventions and her expert networking advice has appeared in national and international media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Fortune Online
"Networking is simply an overused and poorly understood term for exercising good people skills and building good relationships. It isn't something to be whipped out when you need a favor. ‘It's like flossing your teeth,’ says Andrea Nierenberg, a New York business-development consultant and author of ‘Nonstop Networking.' ‘You can't do it once and expect it to work. You have to do it consistently to get results.’"
-- Perri Capell, The Wall Street Journal’s College Journal, May 2005
"You've got the social aspect of networking figured out. You've got functions on the calendar, business cards in hand and referrals to make. But at some point, you need to organize your contacts to make the most of your efforts, says Andrea Nierenberg, author of ‘Nonstop Networking.’"
"Networking to find a job is increasingly hard work, so it is easy to understand the appeal of landing a job interview while standing in line for a movie or over a steam table at lunch time. But for Andrea R. Nierenberg, president of the Nierenberg Group, a Manhattan marketing consultancy, taking advantage of any chance meeting is a form of networking.
‘Networking is a state of mind,’ said Ms. Nierenberg, author of ‘Nonstop Networking: How to Improve Your Life, Luck and Career’ and the forthcoming ‘Million Dollar Networking.’"
-- Coeli Carr, The New York Times, March 2005
"Why waste time on the road? Build business relationships while waiting at the airport, on the plane, or at hotel check-in, suggests Andrea Nierenberg, author of 'Nonstop Networking.'"
Andrea Nierenberg, author of ‘Nonstop Networking: How to Improve Your Life, Luck and Career,’ offers these tips to revelers:
* Keep your shirt on. It's OK to loosen a tie or kick off heels. But skin-tight and skin-baring fashions are no-nos for women. Guys, keep everything buttoned and zipped.
* Limit libations. Nothing spells a bad review like a-l-c-o-h-o-l.
* Ho, ho, ho, it's almost review time. Make sure you say hello to your boss, his/her boss (who approves your raise) and colleagues you haven't seen for a while.
* Bring your significant other if possible. It's the No. 1 way to stay out of trouble.
* Opt for early retirement. Leave while the night is young.
-- Molly Woulfe, Northwest Indiana Times, December 2004
"For Andrea R. Nierenberg, author of 'Nonstop Networking: How to Improve Your Life, Luck and Career,' there are seven traits of great networkers: they appear confident and are not afraid to ask for what they need, they appreciate those who help them, they nurture relationships, are tenacious in going around obstacles, are excellent listeners, rebound from rejection and are friendly."
"In her new book, 'Non-Stop Networking: How to Improve Your Life, Luck and Career,' she discusses the behaviors that do more harm than good and explains the right way to cultivate contacts."
Ann Kadet, Smart Money
"In her most recent book, 'Non-Stop Networking: How to Improve Your Life, Luck and Career,' Nierenberg offers several techniques for approaching a room full of strangers and the communications skills necessary to approach them. The book makes a special effort to show those introverts how to use their personality traits to advantage."
San Antonio Express-News, Fresno Bee
"The book’s theme is to make networking a habit. Nierenberg demystifies the networking process for those who rank networking alongside public speaking as their top fears. For experienced networkers, the book serves as a reminder of what they must continue to do to make things happen."
Jim Pawlak, BizBooks, August 2004, Chicago Tribune
"Maybe you can’t judge a book by its cover, but its title can be telling. I was attracted to 'Nonstop Networking'’s subtitle, ‘How to improve your life, luck, and career.’ I read Andrea R. Nierenberg’s book in less than two hours, and her networking methods inspired me to try harder to meet more people. 'Nonstop Networking' is now in my reference library….Andrea, a business improvement consultant, offers many good suggestions about how to organize data garnered from contacts you make. She notes what it is important to know about a person— birthdays, honors they have received, important events in their lives, news you read about them on the internet or in print media. She even tells you how to fit time for writing thank-you notes into a busy schedule….I recommend that you all shell out the bucks for Nonstop Networking by Andrea R. Nierenberg, and pick up a copy for a friend who writes, too."
Elizabeth Laden, Island Park News, December, 2004
"Very much on the plus side is the layout. There are frequent lists...one of my favorite things....Another good are the many side-bar comments included in every chapter....If all you did was read these thoughts, you’d find the book worth ...this is an upbeat and action book. I recommend you read this book. It’s full of good ideas."
Ray Jutkins, The Power Direct Marketing E-Zine
"Andrea not only teaches, but captivates and entertains at the same time. Step-by-step explanations show exactly why something works and then provides the specific tools you need to make it work. This book has earned a place on my permanent shelf! Buy it!"
Paul Tulenko, Small Business Success Consultant, syndicated columnist
"... bashful folks in sales and marketing could experience epiphanies."
Sacramento Business Journal
"In her book, ‘Nonstop Networking: How to Improve Your Life, Luck and Career,’ Andrea Nierenberg shares insights from 900 professionals about networking practices that pay off."
Fort Collins Coloradoan
“…one of the best easy-read books I’ve encountered recently.”
Barbara Bowes, Winnipeg Free Press
“In her book Nonstop Networking: How to Improve your Life, Luck, and Career, Andrea Nierenberg, a self-marketing expert and owner of The Nierenberg Group, a management consulting company in the U.S., explains how networking can help anyone either find a job or advance in an existing career.”
“…contains a simple, five-step program for meeting people and making connections.”
Industrial Fabric Products Review
“For anyone interested in expanding his or her circle of contacts, ‘Nonstop Networking’ is a must-read.”
Bill Quinnan, Orange County Register
"Feeling rested and ready to tackle the world? How about the job market first? Before you dive in, you're going to want to read Andrea Nierenberg's ‘Nonstop Networking: How to Improve Your Life, Luck and Career.’ Making connections for finding a job can be tough for some people, especially introverts. Of course, with college students, the number of professional contacts will be low compared to people who have been in the workforce for a while. Knowing how to network with people is a lesson every student needs. And you'll enjoy this lesson."
Collegerecruiter.com, November, 2003