Saturday, May 27, 2006

Networking Trainers, Gurus and Coaches

Networking has been around for a long time and people are at different levels in the learning process. Some are just beginning, some just need a few tips, others have been doing it for a while and need a fresh look, while others have been doing it for many years and have lots to share.

This is where trainers, gurus and coaches come in. They can help mentor and train up other networkers or simply create a spark or introduce something new to other seasoned networkers. Below I have listed some people with this gift. This is by no means a complete list.

If you know a trainer, guru or coach you would like to recommend, that would help people learn to network please let me know at

The following are people I personally get my training and spark from:


  • Mark Freeman has a strong networking presense in Dallas Texas and a passion for networking. You can check out is Wiki at MyLinkWiki. The DallasBlue Business Network is a powerful network containing the best of the best in Texas. You can check out the
    DallasBlue Executive LinkedIn Group to connect with Mark and others power networkers from Texas

  • Vincent Wright has a passion for everything he does personally and professionally. From first meeting him on MyLinkedInPowerForum I was in awe of his passion for helping others, to paying it forward, to building people up.

    This is why I recommend strongly that you check out MyLinkedInPowerForum along with LinkedIn Venture Capital and even more strongly that you connect with him. Your life will never be the same.
  • Dan Williams is a networking guru, he travels the world helping people network better. Please check out his The Networking Community

  • Ray Van den Bel coachs people in communication styles,
    profiling and networking using web 2.0 tools. He just wrote a new 2-day
    course. It is about communication styles which lead to effective
    profiling and networking on the net. I highly recommend checking out his blog at

    For more information please contact Ray at
  • John MacKinnon trains professionals in sales and business development roles to improve their selling and client relationship management skills. Please check out his website for more details at

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