Mary’s College and his MBA from the
University of Notre Dame.
Networking Is a Contact Sport brings a timely message of hope and
inspiration to the nation’s workforce and for millions of unemployed and
underemployed Americans who feel defeated by today’s economy. Personal e-mails can count
in this area, but not impersonal e-blasts.
Fifteen phone calls a day need to be made.
The importance of having “wingmen,” who serve as advisors in an
The art of knowing your audience.
What men and women can learn from each other to become better
He has used his 28 years of business experience as a master networker in
the sports and business worlds.
Prior to acquiring an equity position in Corporate Financial Advisors, a
middle-market investment banking firm, he founded and was president of
SMG, a sports management firm that specializes in assisting and
representing coaches and athletes including three-time MVP, Brett Favre.
MILWAUKEE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Joe Sweeney, the author of Networking Is a Contact Sport, takes
his place among an esteemed list of authors when his book landed on The
New York Times Best Seller List and USA Today money book
list this week.
Five meetings or encounters a day is a must.
Joe was also president of the Wisconsin Sports Authority and serves or
has served on 23 boards of directors.
Joe Sweeney is a businessman, entrepreneur, former sports agent,
investment banker and author.
Using his effective networking strategies and techniques, he became a
successful business owner and investor of more than a dozen Midwest
companies. Networking is
a contact sport, and there’s no better person than Joe Sweeney to get
you in shape for connecting with others.”
To interview Joe Sweeney, call Keith Borkowski at 414.336.5714.
Sweeney’s straight-talking advice for the nearly 15 million people
looking for work is helping Americans connect with each other for the
intended purpose of helping each other. For 28 years, Joe has built an empire by
combining his love of business and his passion for sports. Sweeney has owned and operated
four manufacturing companies and has more than three decades of
experience in the business, as well as the sports worlds.
Networking Is a Contact Sport describes how to successfully
connect with the right people, to get a job, do your current job more
effectively or improve your business and personal relationships. Sweeney
explains in colorful detail how his philosophy has impacted his life. Then he moved into sports marketing and represented such
football greats as NFL quarterback Brett Favre, Heisman Trophy winner
Ron Dayne and Green Bay Packer LeRoy Butler. But more
importantly, the book offers a clearly spelled-out networking program
that, if followed, guarantees the reader a job offer within four months.
“It’s no surprise Joe Sweeney’s networking message was recognized by
this honor,” said Jack Canfield, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for
the Soul series and writer of the foreword for Networking
Is a Contact Sport. He has a
wealth of hands-on business experience. “Joe’s heart is in the right place, and I
believe he’s the right man with the right message. The 5/10/15 program means:
About the Author
Joe received his BA from St. He lives in the San Diego area with his wife, Nicole.
. In his book, Networking
Is a Contact Sport, Sweeney shares insightful stories about his
dealings with star athletes and business leaders.
Sweeney is so confident his networking approach works, he guarantees
that if people follow his “5/10/15 program” outlined in Networking Is
a Contact Sport and do not get at least one job offer, he’ll refund
the purchase price of the book and send them a check for $250–or
provide $500 worth of free networking coaching.
By following a 5/10/15 program, readers will find success through a
stronger network. With his paradigm-shifting
message that networking is an opportunity to give, not to get, Sweeney
strongly believes readers who reach out to others with this attitude
will experience more success in both their personal and professional
Also in his book, Sweeney outlines his roadmap for success:
Mike Yorkey is the contributing author to Networking Is a Contact
Sport, and is an author, editor, or collaborator of more than
seventy books. A “meeting” means
making some sort of contact with a person, even if it means
chatting up an acquaintance while standing in line at Starbucks.
Ten letters or pieces of correspondence, on corporate or personal
stationery, should be sent every day