Network Yourself to Success

Network Yourself to Success

By Yoni Niemann
This podcast aims to empower and enable anyone to network efficiently through expert tips, success stories and practical guidance.
While the focus is on networking in Israel, most of the strategies are universal.
Whether you're jobseeker, an entrepreneur, an investor or a social activist, knowing who knows who requires great networking skills.

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Networking the Israeli way - A survival guide to Israeli business culture" with Osnat Lautman

Network Yourself to Success

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Networking the Israeli way - A survival guide to Israeli business culture" with Osnat Lautman
How do you network and communicate successfully with Israelis at meet-ups, job interviews, at business/lunch meetings? How do you smoothly avoid answering personal questions from Israelis that you don't want to answer? In meeting between cultures, misunderstandings are bound to happen. But with just a little bit of understanding of the Israeli way of communicating and doing business, you can avoid tension and significantly increase the chances of a positive outcome. In this week's podcast I sat down with Osnat Lautman,  an accomplished Israeli organizational consultant, to discuss Israeli business culture and how to succeed in networking with Israelis.  In her  book "Israeli Business Culture: Building Effective Business Relationship with Israelis", Osnat outlines her model of Israeli business characteristics, using the word ISRAELI™ as an acronym to depict the general profile of Israel’s business culture:  Informal. Straightforward. Risk-taking. Ambitious. Entrepreneurial. Loud. Improvisational. In the podcast we zone in on two of these characteristics: Informality and Straightforwardness. You can contact Osnat at osnat@olm-consulting.com and read more about Osnat here: http://olm-consulting.com/  Osnat's book "Israeli Business Culture" is available in Steimatzky bookstores around Israel and can be ordered on Amazon by clicking here:https://www.amazon.com/Israeli-Business-Culture-Bestseller-Relationships/dp/9659250452/ Interessted in receiving notifcations about future podcast episodes and info on how to network? Click here to Sign up to the WeNetwork newsletter and feel free to "Like" our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wenetwork.io/ and visit the WeNetwork website: https://wenetwork.io
26:25
December 27, 2019
Networking for freelancers in Israel with Helena Baker
Meet Helena Baker, a recent Olah from UK and founder of the brand new English speaking Networking Group (ESPN), which offers a space for business owners and professionals in the English speaking community to learn, develop and gain genuine business referrals. The model is perfect for small business owners looking to grow their business through referral markeitng. Helena's plan is to set up chapters around Israel and occasional mega events and create a community in the process. I met Helena in Urpan Place, a coworking space in Tel Aviv. We discussed her vision behind her new group, cultural differences about networking in Israel and UK, the power of 1:1 offline networking, leveraging LinkedIn, etc.   Visit ESPN's website or visit the Facebook page to learn more  To contact Helena:  helena@helenabaker.com www.helenabaker.com Interessted in receiving notifcations about future podcast episodes and info on how to network? Click here to Sign up to the WeNetwork newsletter and feel free to "Like" our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wenetwork.io/ and visit the WeNetwork website: https://wenetwork.io
19:32
December 21, 2019
Roy Munin - Building Powerful Communities and Networks
In this week's episode we'll be talking to Roy Munin, CEO & Cofounder of Jerusalem's successfull start-up and tech community, Made in Jerusalem, which helped 5x the city's tech startups per year and bring billions of dollars in tech investment to the city. Roy was recognized by Forbes in 2017 as one of Forbes 30 under 30, and was in that same year awarded the WeWork Creator Awards. He is also one of 100 of the first global Fellows at Facebook's Community Leadership Program (2018) and one of Jerusalem's first Global Shapers at the World Economic Forum (2019).  Most recently Roy initiated  Side Project Club JLM and Side Project Club TLV, a community which brings developers, digital designers and marketers together on a weekly basis to work on and test entrepreneurial initiatives and ideas on the side of their day job.  Interessted in receiving notifcations about future podcasts and info on how to network? Click here to Sign up to the WeNetwork newsletter and feel free to "Like" our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wenetwork.io/ and visit the WeNetwork website: https://wenetwork.io Episode Highlights: 03:00 : The story of building the alumni organization of IASA - Israeli Arts and Science Academy. Roy's first experience as a community builder and how it got him "hoked" and passionate about the power of  "representing something bigger than yourself". 16:44: How to grow and scale a community examplified by MadeinJLM's growth. In short: Start at an individual level, build a small core/leadership forum, and then scale from there with regular events and actively reaching out to people who's not part of the "bubble" of the first core group.  28:40: How Roy organized himself meetings with key people from some of the top tech companies in silicon valley. Hint: It's all about the community leaders  35:50: How Roy got a meeting with the entire team of Facebook Groups in Silicon Valley.  42:30: Side Project Club - A new supportive community for aspiring entreprenuers to test their start-up ideas and find partners to their projects.  51:10: How to customize your own DYI CRM-system: Airtable, Google contacts, integromate and contacts+ Roy is one of the best community builders I know, an amazing networker, super-connector and a stellar entrepreneur.  He has a great ability to bring people together, connect the dots, create frameworks that fosters entrepreneurship and collaboration in a fun and inclusive atmosphere. What most motivated me to ask Roy to interview for this podcast is his unique superpower: To create meaningfull relations in a genuine way, rally people around his ideas, connecting people, which helps him get things done on zero budget. So in this episode we'll dive deeper into Roy's personal story and philosophy on relationship and community building. Interessted in receiving notifcations about future podcast episodes and info on how to network? Click here to Sign up to the WeNetwork newsletter and feel free to "Like" our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wenetwork.io/ and visit the WeNetwork website: https://wenetwork.io
58:47
November 27, 2019
Networking in the Non-Profit sector with guest Arnie Draiman
How do you network for success in the non-profit world? Meet Arnie Draiman, a superconnector in the Israeli non-profit sector. Arnie Draiman has been involved in the non-profit world for more than 20 years. His company, Draiman Consulting serves individual donors and philanthropists, family foundations, Tzedakah funds – anyone interested in giving his or her money away wisely. By doing the due diligence necessary for his clients, Arnie has a broad view of the non-profit sector and knows the sector inside out.  Arnie can be reached at: ajdraiman@gmail.com Interessted in receiving notifcations about future podcast episodes and info on how to network? Click here to Sign up to the WeNetwork newsletter and feel free to "Like" our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wenetwork.io/ and visit the WeNetwork website: https://wenetwork.io And here's a great Facebook group I found useful for hunting non-profit jobs: https://www.facebook.com/groups/misrot.hevratiot/
29:59
November 3, 2019
Networking Done Right - Interview with Ziv Mandl - CEO of John Bryce (In Hebrew)
Interview with Ziv Mandl - CEO of John Bryce (In Hebrew) Ziv Mandl is a legend in the Israeli Hi-Tech Eco-system and a very poular speaker on how to network efficiently.  In this episode, Ziv addresses the Olim community and lays out his philosophy on how to newtork successfully.  According to Ziv, mastering the network game is about daring to step out of your comfortzone and reach out to meet people outside of your closed circle of friends/connections. And while you are bound to get rejections and negative responses when you do reach out, it's important to always keep a positive attitude and keep going. People will connect to you if you have a positive energy and passionate about what you do. Just always be aware of creating value for the other person and preparing yourself before a meeting. Ziv lays out his ideas of how to prepare before a meeting..  And last but not least: Networking is a long term game. You may not see the fruits right away. Interessted in receiving notifcations about future podcast episodes and info on how to network? Click here to Sign up to the WeNetwork newsletter and feel free to "Like" our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wenetwork.io/ and visit the WeNetwork website: https://wenetwork.io
29:17
October 20, 2019
Network Yourself to a Dream Job as an Oleh - with guests Scott Gross and Jordan Greenberg
Meet two successful US Olim: Scott Gross, associate partner at Cornerstone Venture Partners and  Jordan Greenberg, program manager at Lightico.  In this episode Scott and Jordan share their story of how they networked and worked hard to land "THE job" rather than just "a job" in Israel. They are great examples of how hard work, patience, relationship building, a positive attitude and persistence yields great results.  For more insights and tips on how to Network Yourself to Success, visit: www.wenetwork.io and subscribe to this podcast to join the journey and learn from Israel's best networkers. You can also sign up to the WeNetwork newsletter  Every week we interview someone new and explore relationship building in a genuine and authentic manner in order to build a successful career network, scale your company, find and nurture long-term business clients or get your start-up off the ground.   
37:50
August 27, 2019
Miri Curiel - The simple Algorithm For Successful Networking
Meet Miri Curiel, a seasoned R&D leader, with over 20 years of management experience in both large Israeli Tech companies and lean start-ups. At her current career point, she is a consultant to hi tech companies and an executive coach.  In this episode, Miri shares the initial preparation stage of her simple system for successful networking. In the talk, we'll focus on how to build and grow a list and  how to approach people. 
19:36
August 7, 2019
Think Different - Interview with David Oberman
Interview with David Oberman, VP Sales in Innoviz Technologies and former Director of Sales in Mobileye. In this episode, David explains how being yourself, standing out and focusing on your uniquenes is the way to connect with Israelis. 
19:54
August 7, 2019
How to start a conversation at a Meet-Up
In this episode, I give suggestions on how to approach people at a meet-up. Following a short intro, the episode is a recording from a lecture on July 14th at Gvahim for Olim (new immigrants to Israel) jobseekers. Enjoy:) Interessted in receiving notifcatuions about future podcasts and info on how to network? Click here to Sign up to the WeNetwork newsletter: http://eepurl.com/c8lDQr, and feel free to "Like" the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wenetwork.io/ or visit the WeNetwork website: https://wenetwork.io
05:17
July 16, 2019
Episode #4: Getting the first connections
The hardest thing about networking is always to get started. How do you get the ball rolling? Where to start? In this episode we expound on yesterday's interview with Mark on whom to first turn to when building a network from scratch
05:05
July 9, 2019
Interview with Mark Hasleton - Where would you start if you would have to build a professional network in Israel from scratch?
Today we're meeting Mark Hasleton,  VP Business Development at Oramed Pharmaceuticals and volunteer mentor for Olim (new immigrants to Israel). Mark moved to Israel from the UK 10 years ago and resides in Raanana with his 3 kids. Mark is a great example of how to network yourself to success in Israel. In this interview, Mark answers one simple question: Where would you start if you would have to build a professional network in Israel from scratch? 
31:16
July 8, 2019
Episode 2: Ask for advice - Not a job
How do you reach out to people when networking for a job ?
07:41
July 7, 2019
Episode 1 - My story and how I got started with networking
In this, my first podcast episode ever, I tell my story of how I realized that networking is key to success. 
21:41
July 5, 2019