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Andrew Hennigan
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Why Connections Sometimes Count More Than Skills
Is it better to develop your skills or your network? I've heard arguments from some people that only skills count today, while others believe that only your connections count. The truth is somewhere in the middle. You need both skills and connections to suc...
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Forget press releases. Forget cold calls. If you want to get coverage for your startup everyone tells you that you have to build relationships. But how exactly do you do that? Especially how do you do it without seeming creepy. This is the question I answer in a post on the StartupGrind blog today.

http://startupgrind.com/2015/06/why-make-friends-not-contacts-is-the-way-to-go-for-pr/ #startup  #PR
Ask anyone in PR how to get media coverage for your startup and they will tell you that you should be building relationships. They will add that cold calling and sending out press releases is the worst way. One single friend in the media will get you more coverage than a long list of email addresses, echoing the Startup Grind value “Make friends not contacts”. What they usually do not tell you is exactly how you build these relationships. I have ...
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Nice article by Jenny Gustafsson in The Guardian about how people in Beirut use landmarks rather than addresses. Actually I do like that in many places.

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/jun/02/mapping-beirut-style-how-to-navigate-a-city-without-using-any-street-names
People living in the Lebanese capital, and many other cities, eschew official addresses – instead describing locations using landmarks such as cinemas and theatres that no longer actually exist. So how does that work?
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Dealing with LinkedIn Connection Requests from Strangers
In my networking workshops and lectures one of the questions that often comes up is "What do I do with random connection requests from strangers?". On the one hand LinkedIn's official policy is that you should only connect with people you know. On the other...
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Why No Answer is an Ineffective Answer
One of the questions that sometimes comes up in my workshops about effective email is "Is it ok to not answer an email when the answer is no?". I am tempted to ignore the question and walk away, leaving them to wonder if I heard or if the answer is no. But ...
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Five Mistakes to Avoid in Your Professional Profile Photos
Scrolling through the People You Might Know section of LinkedIn I can't help noticing that some people have profile pictures that could damage their credibility. Some are clearly out of focus, underexposed, taken from too far away, badly cropped, squashed o...
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Here's the second part of the series explaining in a little more detail the messages from my lecture in Lund on 8 April 2015.  In the first part I explained why even B2B startups need a social media presence. In this part I explain how you can create an useful presence with surprisingly little effort. (And there's more to come...).

http://andrewhennigan.blogspot.com/2015/04/how-to-build-social-media-presence-with.html
In a previous post I explained why businesses can no longer afford to ignore social media, but the next concern is how to use social media with limited resources available. Fortunately it is possible to begin with a very modest effort and gradually increase commitment as you become more ...
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Networking Yourself into a New Career
One question that often comes up in networking workshops is "How do I network myself into a new career?". This question is mostly asked by people who would like to move to a new field where the prospect of finding work seems better, or simply people who are...
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Wow Mr Andrews,i was a sales rep for a company,i did well but it wasn't enough,i need you help now,can we use this platform,cause i need job urgently . Good evening.
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These would sell well pretty much anywhere in Europe. Love the "mind like a potato!"
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On 28 May I will be moderating an event hosted by Uppsala Bio about how Swedish life science businesses need a strong international outlook. There will be three expert speakers and I will be introducing the mingling with some practical networking guidelines.

Don't forget to register soon!
 
http://www.uppsalabio.com/DynPage.aspx?id=82471&mpath=6313&eventid=2548
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How the Doorway Effect Makes Business Cards Still Relevant
You might think that when practically everyone you meet has a smartphone that electronic exchange of contact information would have superseded business cards. But it hasn't. Primarily this is because there isn't a convenient standard. You could try to conne...
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Reverting to Emails: Confusion and the Indian English Language
In workshops about global email many people focus on their issues communicating with colleagues in India. Partly this is related to some deeper cultural differences that lead to misunderstandings. But many problems are also caused by the different ways in w...
In workshops about global email many people focus on their issues communicating with colleagues in India. Partly this is related to some deeper cultural differences that lead to misunderstandings. But many problems are also caused by the different ways in which Indian people use English.
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