I was so pleased that I asked Joe Novara, the writer of the Amazon Best Seller, Intentional Networking, to speak at the opening business session of the North Carolina Association of Insurance Professionals. Joe provided us with valuable pointers on how to improve our networking skills. Joe shared stories of his personal triumphs on overcoming fear to build up his business. He was both entertaining and funny, and has a wonderful gift for connecting with his audience. He simply rocked it!
Robin A. Bennington, President | North Carolina Association of Insurance Professionals
Joe Novara did a great job speaking to our local association of NAIFA- National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Joe was entertaining and engaging. He covered his Four Step Process for a 100% Referral Business. Working with referrals is the preferred way most insurance and financial professionals would like to obtain new clients. These networking steps are valuable to those new in the business or have 30 years’ experience. We would recommend Joe to any group.
NAIFA – Central North Carolina
“Our group of REALTORS® from the Triangle area thoroughly enjoyed Joe’s presentation on “Intentional Marketing” on March 11 at the Friday Center. Joe did a great job presenting ideas on how to improve our networking experiences, even if we don’t think we are good at networking. His presentation provided valuable information that will help the agents increase their business. Thank you, Joe!”
Julie Carrow | Director of Special Events – Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange & Chatham Counties
Joe spoke to our team about setting goals for our professional and personal lives. He shared some wonderful stories about how defining a clear plan will help you reach your goals at work and at home. Joe also spoke with us about working together as a team and how we can make sure our clients receive the best customer service. I would strongly recommend Joe to anyone who is looking to have an interactive discussion about setting goals and providing excellent customer service to your clients.
Wes Rowe | Sales – Meetings & Events – The Franklin Hotel
I very much enjoyed Joe’s talk on networking. He gave practical and sensible tips on how best to approach something that comes naturally to very few.
David Schmidt | Owner, GM – Green Beagle Lodge and Zippy Shell Chapel Hill – Durham
Thanks Joe for your insight on growing the business with referral partnerships and networking. I thought your lunch seminar was thought provoking and engaging. I would highly recommend to others to participate at your next event.
Brandon Brownell | FaceMe Design
Joe Novara did a great job speaking at our recent chapter meeting of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers). As engineers, networking skills don’t come easy for many of us. The tips and techniques Joe presented were well received, and by sharing his own experiences, he made a strong connection with the audience. Joe’s presentation was humorous, yet very informative.
Justin Rothwell | The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Joe Novara’s passion for effective networking comes out loud and clear during his speaking presentations. Joe walks the talk in that he humbly relates his successes and learning experiences from his own business background. Joe makes it clear that he wants others to learn and grow so that they, too, can become successful networkers, thus increasing their revenue stream.
Sharon A. Hill | Sharon Hill International
I recently invited Joe to speak with my group of business partners about his networking insights. First off, he is an engaging and likable guy, which allowed for a pleasant experience. I left that meeting admiring how Joe put in the effort to build his expertise and with some takeaways in my own day-to-day. I loved the idea of “growing your comfort zone” instead of “stepping outside of it”. I would recommend anyone to spend the time to have a conversation with Joe and I believe he will provide professional value to you.
William VanHook, CPA | Cooperative Outcomes, LLC
Joe Novara spoke to our group of young professionals, the Rotaract Club of Raleigh. Networking can be a daunting ordeal for anyone, but he was able to teach us strategies that are easy to implement in our personal and professional lives. Joe was able to connect to the audience through his personal stories which were teachable moments he encountered throughout his life. He is passionate about networking and communication, and he truly wants to help everyone he meets from the most introverted individuals to the seasoned networkers who could use a few more tips to bring their careers to the next level. I would highly recommend Joe Novara to anyone who wants to improve his or her networking skills.
Andy Kline, Vice President & Treasurer | Rotaract Club of Raleigh
Joe did a great job yesterday! I agree with him regarding follow up! As I have heard in networking and other circles as well, the fortune is in the follow up.
Troy Kirschner | Send Out Cards
“I have known Joe for several years, and wanted to take a few moments to share my thoughts.
One of Joe’s biggest assets is his ability to effectively connect people. He is genuinely concerned in going out of his way to help other people be successful.
Closely related to this is that he is also a tremendous networker. He always is more concerned about how he might be able to help you rather than how you can help him. He has sent me many referrals over the years to help me with my business.
I admire and respect Joe for following his passion to become a speaker/author and coach. He walked away from a successful career in the printing industry because this is what he felt he was called to do. I have seen Joe speak several times, most recently at the Triangle Hotel/Motel Association, which I am a member of, and he is quite effective at delivering a customized message to his audience. He had many questions at the end of his presentation, and I always take this to mean that people paid attention to what he was saying, and were interested enough to ask questions about his subject matter.
Lastly, if you have not read his book, “Intentional Networking”, I suggest you do because it has relevance on many levels to the reader.”
I am also happy to speak with anyone who may be interested in a live recommendation of Joe.”
Daniel Prendergast | The Entrepreneur’s Source