Rob Duncan is Keynote speaker, author and consultant in the areas of team building, leadership development and marketing intelligence. He is the authors of two great books : Haul Away!: Teambuilding Lessons from a Voyage Around Cape Horn and Competitive Intelligence: Fast, Cheap & Ethical. Currently Rob is Director of Applied Research Liaison Office at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and CEO at Great Capes Consulting Vancouver, Canada.
When Rob is not sailing 12,000 ocean miles rounding Cape Horn and crossing the Atlantic on a square-rigger, he is passionate by innovation, and beyond innovation the critical issue of innovation commercialization. He dedicates tremendous energy at British Columbia Institute of Technology to helping entrepreneurs and faculty inventors get new products to market through the effective use of marketing intelligence and planning.
Recently, Rob has made available several presentations to helping less skilled networkers to leverage the power of professional networking websites to grow their social capital, and boost their marketing.
We highlight here Rob Duncan’s secrets for a successful networking on Linkedin, or any other professional networking website :
The Power of Small Favors
Help 50 people with:
- Expert suggestions
- When you need help, 50 people will be there for you
- Give generously; the “getting” flows indirectly from your investment in others
- Answer questions frequently and generously; think of yourself last
- Put a Web link in your answers (draw people to your Website, books, or blog)
- Earn expertise rewards & build reputation
- Visit Q&A daily and answer as many questions as you can, insinuating your web address where possible
- Update your status strategically (“Rob is looking for entrepreneurs to assist”)
- Connect 2 people who can help each other
- Be generous with your contacts
- Give more than you get
Rob is a great guy, one that is both inspirational and encouraging. His participation on a project always raised the bar. As a prolific networker Rob is always kind enough to share his knowledge and expertise to show others how to use forums to build networks and grow business. you can reach Rob at this email address : greatcapes [@] gmail.com.