Playing Dave Navarro’s Bigger Game Part 2

by Mike Stankavich on October 9, 2009

A funny thing happened the other day.  Just as I was posting my review of Dave Navarro’s Bigger Game Part 1, he posted Part 2.  And wouldn’t you know, step #4 in Part 2 was posting reviews.  So for a brief shining moment, I was ahead of the game.  Look out Dave, I’m stalking you!

Part 2 of the bigger game covers networking.  7 Steps For Networking With A-Listers Fast presents effective techniques for building relationships with potential mentors and partners that are farther along in their development than you are.  Dave lists several actions that you can take that will often get you in contact with people that seem so far above you that they would never give you the time of day. 

I can tell you from my own experience that these techniques definitely work. As long as you approach the contact from the perspective of an exchange of value, you will be find that many if not most well known people are quite approachable and helpful.  But don’t expect something for nothing.  There are always people out there who are looking for a handout or a freebie.  A-Listers and celebrities quickly learn how to defend themselves against freeloaders and leeches.  You definitely want to avoid that perception.

I encourage you to read 7 Steps For Networking With A-Listers Fast and implement Dave’s suggestions.  If this helps you make a connection, let me know in the comments.  Let’s network!

Liz October 13, 2009 at 6:06 am

Mike,

I really appreciate your summaries and reminders to help us keep up with all the great content from Dave Navarro and other Internet Rock Stars. It’s easy for us to miss these gems in the avalanche of messages in our Inbox or even on Twitter.

So keep doing this please!

Mike Stankavich October 13, 2009 at 7:17 am

Liz, thanks for stopping by. I’m glad that my summaries are helpful to you. I just need to run a bit faster to keep up with Dave – he already has part 3 up!

Kim Wood October 14, 2009 at 2:00 am

Hi Mike,
As you say, most people are approachable and helpful, regardless of status. Keeping in mind that any contact is about an exchange of value is a useful perspective to adopt that should get results.

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