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Andrew Hennigan, Lecturer, Speaker Coach, Writer

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Lectures

Andrew Hennigan is a compelling speaker on topics related to professional communication. These topics include both practical subjects such as How to Build a Professional Network and topics that give people new insights, like The Mythical Mousetrap. Each lecture lasts about 20-60 minutes with an optional Q&A session and is tailored to suit the specific audience, client needs, the venue and other factors. When time and budget allow he can also design events where a lecture is combined with a practical activity for the audience. Other topics can be covered on request. Contact speaker@andrewhennigan.com or call 0046 730 894 475 to discuss your ideas.

 

The Enemy is Listening: How to Write Emails That Minimize Fallout from Leaks

Email is notoriously insecure. From high profile hacks to everyday carelessness, many messages end up in the wrong hands. Leaks can never be stopped entirely, but careful writers can craft messages that are effective but cause less embarassment when they do leak. In this lecture Andrew Hennigan explores why so many messages go astray and the practical techniques you can use to reduce the fallout simply by writing leak-resistent messages.

 

White Hat Influencing: Why Ethical Influencing is Better for You, The People Around You and the Community

 

Whatever you do, if you want to succeed you need to convince other people to do things that will help you, or at least to not get in the way. You can't just order people to do things so you need to master the art and science of influencing. There are many techniques for doing this. Some are plainly unethical and some are questionable but there are many others that are both effective and ethical -- white hat influencingIn this lecture Andrew Hennigan introduces the concept of ethical influencing and some of the essential techniques you can master quickly. It also explains why this approach is so much better for the people who adopt it, for the people around them and for the community. Done correctly, ethical influencing is not only good for you it is also more effective at an organizational level.

 

The Mythical Mousetrap: How Social Factors Impact the Adoption of New Ideas

Social and cultural factors affect technology decisions in surprising ways and can impede the adoption of innovations that appear to offer clear advantages. Based on real-world case studies from different technology fields, this lecture explains why, among other things, why Xerox invented the personal computer in 1973 but chose not to market it, why telegraph companies could not see the point of the telephone, why an abstract decision is the key to the success of France's TGV network and why it took 6000 years from the invention of the wheel to making wheeled luggage.

 

Professional Networking: How to Plan, Build and Maintain Your Network

Over the last ten years professional networking has evolved to become a must-do activity for people at all levels in the organization. Once seen simply as a tool for career development or finding business, it has emerged as a key method for enhancing productivity and influencing others. In this lecture you learn what professional networking means today, why it is so important and how to build an effective network using both traditional face-to-face techniques, social networking websites and other, less obvious, web-based tools.

 

How to Manage Your Online Professional Reputation

When people are going to hire you or do business with you they very often type your name into a search engine and see what comes up. Making sure that you can be found easily and minimizing unwanted results is therefore something that everyone should be doing, whether they are already in the workforce or still studying. In this lecture you will hear how to monitor your e-Reputation, how to make sure that there are more positive results and what to do with results that are negative. Based on a simple-to-follow five-step plan, the lecture allows anyone to improve their online reputation in days.

 

Managing Across Cultural Barriers: How to Deal with Key Non-Obvious Differences

Today it is very common for managers to be responsible for teams of people from different cultures, from different professions, different companies and different generations. To manage these teams effectively an understanding of the impact of cultural differences on the way people behave is a valuable asset. This lecture presents some unsuspected differences that impact management and shows how they can be addressed.

 

Becoming a Compelling and Effective Speaker: How Anyone Can Master the Art

Anyone can become a compelling and effective speaker with a combination of hard work and some simple-to-learn techniques that can be mastered in a short time. Aimed at people who are already competent speakers, this lecture shows how to make the leap from competence to excellence in any situation where you need to speak or present to a group of people.

 

Secrets of Productive Email:  How to Write, Read and Manage Email Optimally

After several decades as the backbone of business communication, email shows no sign of being replaced by more modern solutions, mainly because it is based on interoperable standards so messages can be exchanged between two people regardless of the client or provider they use. But many people still use email in a way that is far from optimal, wasting time for everyone and making their business less efficient. This lecture presents some simple techniques anyone can apply to make their own email more efficient and some ideas to share with colleagues, to boost performance across the enterprise.

 

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