15. ‘Netweaver’ Builds Relationships By Helping Others
Bob Littell created the “NetWeaving” concept —building trusted relationships by helping others—over 16 years ago as a result of building his own career and company through practicing NetWeaving principles, and by showcasing many in other fields, who had been doing “NetWeaving”—just without a word for it.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
“The first presentation I ever made on NetWeaving was in China, before I’d come up with the word. I’d trademarked the idea, “Do A Favr Marketing.” spelled that way so I could get a trademark. Later Bob was with a good friend and the word “NetWeaving” popped out. I trademarked it around 1999.
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
Developing the action step: actually hosting meetings. People exchange bios to see if they want to meet. Help them find people they know in common and ways to help each other. If you’re a Netweaver, you will leave the meeting higher than the people you’ve connected. It’s no longer just a concept!
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
Learning and living out NetWeaving principles continues to enrich Bob’s life. He stays busy enacting the two mottos of NetWeaving: 1) Good things happen to people who make good things happen; 2) When you open the door for someone else, you never know who you will meet as a result.
On His Bookshelf
Following Through: A Revolutionary New Model for Finishing Whatever You Start, by Pete Greider and Steve Levinson
Top Tools on His Browser
Xing.com, a European equivalent. (Through Xing.com I connected with people in Hamburg, Germany and was flown to Geneva, Switzerland.)
Connecting With Bob Littell
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