For personal as well as business use, Lowndes offers 92 tips from how to work a room like a politician to mastering small talk. Some tips are rather gimmicky, but mostly Lowndes offers well-delivered advice enlivened with personal anecdotes. Enjoyable and practical.
Could be useful
The Power of Networking
Hilton Catt & Patricia Scudamore,
Kogan Page pounds 9.95
A no-nonsense book with short cuts to finding the right people to network with, and sound advice on setting up and maintaining networks. Includes sections for job-hunters and the self-employed. Good all-rounder for business use.
Best of its kind
The Networking Pocketbook
Jon Warner, Management Pocketbooks pounds 6.99
Four keys to effective networking; handy for those lacking time to wade through a whole book, but not quite as comprehensive as Catt and Scudamore's.
Encouraging advice for those short on networking confidence.
Could be useful.