Rae A. Stonehouse is a Canadian born author & speaker. His professional career as a Registered Nurse working predominantly in psychiatry/mental health, has spanned four decades.
Rae has embraced the principal of CANI (Constant and Never-ending Improvement) as promoted by thought leaders such as Tony Robbins and brings that philosophy to each of his publications and presentations.
Rae has dedicated the latter segment of his journey through life to overcoming his personal inhibitions. As a 27+ year member of Toastmasters International he has systematically built his self-confidence and communicating ability. He is passionate about sharing his lessons with his readers and listeners. His publications thus far are of the personal/professional self-help, self-improvement genre and systematically offer valuable sage advice on a specific topic.
His writing style can be described as being conversational. As an author Rae strives to have a one-to-one conversation with each of his readers, very much like having your own personal self-development coach. Rae is known for having a wry sense of humour that features in his publications.
Author of Self-Help Downloadable E-Books, paperbacks and on-line courses:
Power Networking for Shy People: How to Network Like a Pro
52 Power Networking Tips: How to Network Like a Pro
PROtect Yourself Now! Violence Prevention for Healthcare Workers
The Savvy Emcee: How to be a Dynamic Master of Ceremonies.
Power of Promotion: On-line Marketing for Toastmasters Club Growth
You're Hired! Job Search Strategies That Work: Available as an easily downloadable e-book or as an on-line e-course.
You're Hired! Resume Tactics: Job Search Strategies That Work
Job Interview Preparation: Job Search Strategies That Work
Leveraging Your Network: Job Search Strategies That Work
You're Hired! Power Tactics: Job Search Strategies That Work
Working With Words: Adding Life to Your Oral Presentations
Blow Your Own Horn! Personal Branding for Business Professionals
Make it Safe! A Family Caregiver's Home Safety Assessment Guide for Supporting Elders@Home
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Your question doesn’t tell us what part of the world you hale from.
The challenge in looking for ‘very good, pure business networking events’, is that it can be subjective at best.
Simply answered, the best business networking professionals are those that network professionally.
Being an effective business networker involves quite a few of what might be considered soft skills. Good conversation skills, empathy, listening skills and a genuine interest to help others are a few that readily come to mind.
You present an interesting scenario, likely experienced by more people than you can imagine.
Having never met you and only knowing what you have posted here, I am making a lot of assumptions but as I said above, you share common problems with others.
If you are bragging when you are networking, you aren’t doing it right.
If you are not self-promoting when networking … you aren’t doing it right either.
What are some pointers on selling yourself to people?
This is a subject close to my heart as I am currently creating an on-line course to address this very issue. There are 21 lessons under development, so providing a condensed answer here on Quora is a little challenging.
Is it important? That depends! It may not be important to everybody.
If you are a ‘go to work’ and ‘keep your nose to the grindstone’ type of person, it may not be. There are many shy introverts that don’t see the value of networking or possess the skills to do so.
No it hasn’t! But then again, I haven’t tried leveraging some of the other authors that I have seen posting on Quora.
Free booze might be the best way but it could get expensive quickly.
Addressing the topic of motivation to start with. You can’t motivate anybody to anything. Motivation is an internal action. People have to motivate themselves to take action in any matter. They will do so, if there is something of value to them. In most cases, the cost to them has to be less than the potential gain.
Attract or alienate more people?
What your suggesting is equivalent to spamming people with e-messages, but with your business card instead.
I would start off by challenging your premise of ‘it may come off as narcissistic, cheesy, and perhaps a huge no-no.’ You may be hearing that from your colleagues but that view does not appear to be universal.
Whether you use a headshot photo of yourself, or not, is determined by your purpose.