Success Through Referrals

STR 07: Frank DeRaffele Discusses the Men’s Side of Business Networking and Sex

In this week's show I speak with Frank DeRaffele, co-author of Business Networking and Sex, to learn the male perspective of business networking.

Our Guest:

Frank's Businesses

  • Founder & President               Entrepreneurial Excellence Worldwide, Inc.

  • Executive Producer/Host         Entrepreneurial Excellence Radio Show

  • President                                Entrepreneurial Excellence Business  Forums

  • Executive Director                  BNI Hudson Valley, NY

He incorporated his first business at the age of 18 while attending college at Syracuse University and an has been an entrepreneur ever since.  He calls himself “unemployable” and has started, grown and sold several companies.  Frank has learned the right things to do in business through his experience of doing many things wrong.  His ability to understand his mistakes, learn from them and implement his corrections has been a key to his success.  This, along with his inspirational communication style, is what allowed him to found his Consulting and Training firm and become one of the most sought after speakers in the USA, Europe and Asia. 

He is the Founder/President of the Entrepreneurial Excellence Worldwide, Inc. a personal and professional development firm.  EEWI has Licensed Associates conducting Entrepreneurial Development Programs in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.  His company has worked with thousands of business owners and sales professionals around the world.  Frank is the Executive Director (Franchise Owner) of BNI Hudson Valley (  He founded BNI in the Hudson Valley in 1995.

Frank is a New York Times bestselling author.  His most recent book, Business Networking and Sex: Not what you think! (Entrepreneur Press 2012), became a #1 Best Seller on Amazon in 9 different categories. ( Business & Investing, Business Management, Leadership, Marketing, Marketing & Sales, Sales & Selling, Professional & Technical, Motivational and Movers & Shakers), and the number two selling book on Amazon overall. This means, out of the millions of books sold on Amazon this book became the #2 best seller, only behind: The Hunger Games. Now a major motion picture.  He is also the co-author of, Successful Business Networking, (Chandler House Press 1998) and a contributing author along with Stephen Covey, Jack Canfield, Jay Conrad Levinson, Dr. Ivan Misner, Zig Ziglar and Ken Blanchard, to the Wall Street Journal & New York Times Best Seller, The Masters of Networking (Bard Press 2000).  Frank is recognized as one of the foremost authorities on Networking, Word-of-Mouth Marketing and Referral Business.

Frank is considered a Master Speaker and speaks professionals throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.  His presentations have been translated into French, German and Japanese.  Frank’s speaking has brought him to Kuala Lumpur, Japan, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Romania and throughout the United Kingdom. He has been speaking professionally since 1990 and his client list looks like the Fortune 1000.  He is known as a dynamic, funny and content driven speaker.  People who attend Frank’s sessions feel that the information they gain is communicated in a very down to earth, understandable fashion that allows them to immediately put in place what they learned that day.

Frank's Success Quote: "In order to succeed your desire for success must be greater than your fear of failure" - Bill Cosby

Frank's Book: Business Networking and Sex

Franks' Book Reccommendation: Buyology by Martin Lindstrom

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