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Andrew Hennigan
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Why Relying on LinkedIn Messages Can Be Risky
From time to time I hear about misunderstandings and mishaps caused by poor communication through LinkedIn messages. There might be cases where you turn to this channel because you are trying to reach someone and you don't have their contact information. Or...
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Facebook's Underrated Role in Professional Networking
Most of the people I meet when I speak about networking are aware that LinkedIn can play a role in your professional networking. Few understand how useful Facebook has also become over the last few years. Just five years ago people would often say that Link...
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Why Email Leaks Can Affect Everybody
In two recent posts, Best Practices for Writing Leak-Resistant Emails and The Enemy is Listening I explained how you can never stop all email leaks therefore it is prudent to write defensively. Discussing this with other people I realize that when most peop...
In two recent posts, Best Practices for Writing Leak-Resistant Emails and The Enemy is Listening I explained how you can never stop all email leaks therefore it is prudent to write defensively. Discussing this with other people I realize that when most people think about email leaks they are ...
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Best Practices for Writing Leak Resistant Emails
In a recent post I wrote that anyone using email should remember that the enemy is listening , and that you should assume that everything you write might be leaked and write accordingly. Since then many people have asked for more practical guidelines about ...
In a recent post I wrote that anyone using email should remember that the enemy is listening, and that you should assume that everything you write might be leaked and write accordingly. Since then many people have asked for more practical guidelines about exactly how you should do this, ...
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Influence: Dealing with the Unexpected
Back in the days when GPS navigators were almost unknown in vehicles I had to produce a video showing how they were used. With an employee of the vendor at the wheel and a video camera operator in the front passenger seat we drove around for a while, follow...
Back in the days when GPS navigators were almost unknown in vehicles I had to produce a video showing how they were used. With an employee of the vendor at the wheel and a video camera operator in the front passenger seat we drove around for a while, following the spoken route instructions.
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Making the Most of PR Opportunities for Your Startup
Reaching out to media, building relationships with journalists and creating a credible platform for the founders are all important for a startup hoping to get positive media coverage. They are important but they take time. But there are also some simple act...
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How Writing Preserves Your Thoughts
In a post from January 2012 --  How to Have More Ideas: The Magic of Notebooks.  -- I argued that most people have ideas all the time, but then they let these ideas flutter away, never to be seen again. Some other people are careful to write all their ideas...
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Speaking: When Silence Works Better Than Words
One of the easiest ways to improve your public speaking is to become better at using pauses. Initially people are afraid to leave pauses, especially at the beginning of their speaking career when they are still nervous. Other people tend to speak without br...
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Few, Simple Messages are the Key to Effective Speeches, Presentations
In my role as speaker coach I have noticed that increasingly often people are confident and competent presenters but they are let down by the material. To be successful in speaking you need to get two things right: you need to be able to deliver your conten...
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Networking in the Workplace: Collecting the Low-Hanging Fruit
Effective networking usually takes a certain amount of effort, but there are some situations where there are plenty of opportunities and it would be a pity to waste them. One is when you are studying -- former classmates form a solid core of your network if...
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The Enemy is Listening: Minimizing the PR Fallout of Poor Email Security
Back in the second world war German radio transmitters sometimes had a plaque saying "Feind hört mit!" , or "The enemy is listening!", a constant reminder that radio traffic is easy to intercept. Today you might write the same message on your email client, ...
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Speaking: When a Content Marketing Strategy Beats Hard Pitching
Many conferences and events are undermined by speakers who insist on trying to sell from the stage. Very often this is banned or discouraged. even when it is allowed it is still a very bad idea. What works much better is to take a content marketing approach...
Many conferences and events are undermined by speakers who insist on trying to sell from the stage. Very often this is banned or discouraged. even when it is allowed it is still a very bad idea. What works much better is to take a content marketing approach. Instead of simply trying to sell your ...
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