Marketing and Networking Expert Steve Hand Hits Best Seller List

Steve Hand, business networking expert, recently hit two separate best-seller lists with the new business book “Building The Ultimate Network.

Orlando, Fla. – October 10, 2011 – Steve Hand, an Executive Director of Business Network International, recently joined with noted business networking expert, best-selling author and speaker, Dr. Ivan Misner and a select group of leading experts on a broad array of subjects to co-write the book titled, Building The Ultimate Network. Nick Nanton, Esq. along with business partner, JW Dicks, Esq., signed a publishing deal with each of these authors to contribute their expertise to the book, which was released under their CelebrityPress™ imprint.

Building The Ultimate Network was released on Thursday, September 29, 2011 and is a collaborative effort of entrepreneurs and professionals all around the world revealing their top secrets on building a profitable network of people and relationships, both online and offline. Steve Hand contributed a chapter titled “The Magic of Catalyst Events.”

On the day of release, Building The Ultimate Network reached best-seller status in two separate categories.  The book reached best-seller status in the Direct Marketing and Entrepreneurship categories.

Steve Hand is an Executive Director of Business Network International.  BNI is the world’s leader in word-of-mouth marketing, with more than 125,000 members in forty countries.  Last year BNI members passed roughly 6.2 million referrals, generating more than $2.6 billion (USD) worth of business for our members globally.  Steve is a passionate teacher and ambassador for the power of referral-based sales and is looking forward to helping take your networking skills to new heights.

From CelebrityPress:

Your NEW RESOLUTION is: GO FORWARD and SELL more by NETWORKING more! From your perspective, Networking is both easy and a cure-all for sales. However, the bottom line of this book is – Networking is NOT selling to a captive audience on the first meeting!!! The experienced professionals in this book will teach you that THIS DOES NOT WORK!!! There are successful methods for networking that have evolved and flourished through the research and practice of mentors like Dr. Ivan Misner – a world-renowned practitioner and teacher of Networking. So, while your instincts are right that this is a great idea, you will now learn the proven secrets of ‘what works’ as you read about the tested methods of Dr. Misner and other leading Networking experts in the business world. From this book, you will learn how to master Networking and truly INCREASE YOUR SALES.

After such a successful release Steve Hand will be recognized by The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors™, an organization that honors authors from many of the leading independent best-seller lists.

To order a copy of the book, go to

You can learn more about the Triangle region of Business Network International at, follow his weekly blog at, or call toll-free at 1-877-500-0842.

More about Steve Hand:

Steve has been an entrepreneur since a very early age, buying his first car at age 11.  To be more precise he was a 20% owner of a little Hillman Minx.  “None of us were old enough to drive on the street but we ran that little car hard up and down the driveway all day long.  It didn’t take long to start renting rides and we ultimately made a handsome profit before the summer was out.”

Steve has a strong background in technology services and has been self-employed since 1997.  In addition to helping nearly 700 clients enjoy $15 million in profits annually, Steve teaches beginner poker and the Cashflow board game.

His wife, Shirley, teaches at the Governor Morehead School for the Blind and co-published Seeing Beyond Sight, a book about photography classes for blind students that was well received by the New York Times.

Steve’s personal goal is to drive passive income above active expenses.

About Celebrity Press™:

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