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Simone Andersen is a journalist and has a Master’s degree in media science. She worked for many years at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation as an editor and talk show host. She is an expert in business networking and building relations and gives talks on these subjects all over the world.

Networking at Business Events: 3 Tips to Tackle Your Nervousness

Many people feel really nervous when they enter unfamiliar territory – probably one of the challenges we fear most in our lives. But with a few preparations, we can tackle our nervousness. Here are three helpful tips for networking at the business event. (more…)

Striking Gold With Your Networking

For many people, networking – and especially face-to-face networking – is a challenging task. It is seen as extremely unpleasant to be forced out of your comfort zone and to have to approach people you do not know. On the other hand, most people know instinctively that exciting opportunities might open up to them if they had the courage to go for it.  (more…)

Cognitive Networking: Makes Dreams Come True

Action brings about change: What can you do if you want to optimise your networking practice? A good starting point is the mantra “Action brings about change”. But you should change a few aspects of yourself if you want to change people around you.  (more…)

Strategy Around Networking

Most of us let chance decide what our networks should be like. It means that we establish the contacts we run across by chance. In short, we lose control of our goals and effort. When we are not focused, we tend to establish lots of accidental contacts that are not very close and hence not constructive.  (more…)

Why should I share my contacts?

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Yes, why, indeed, now that I have achieved a favorable position by having attractive and important contacts in my networking portfolio. The most logical scenario would be to keep those cards close to your chest.

Some time ago, I had a meeting with an employee in a big organization. He was to arrange an important event for the greatest contributor to the organization. To make the event successful, he had to ask for help from colleagues who had some of the most important contacts. But when he invited them, he found they were reluctant to cooperate with him and back the arrangement.


Networking: Give other people value and win power and influence

Networking This is a guest article by Simone Lemming Andersen.

The way we communicate often decides how big a slice of the cake we get. Does this seem a bit exaggerated? That may well be the case, but it does not make it less true. Moreover, the more you spend and the more you become an empathetic and intelligent communicator – the more people will allow you to obtain power and influence!

The right to power, influence and opportunities is not a right you possess or take: It is a right other people will have to grant you. Imagine a presidential election where a candidate – in order to become president – has to please the voters and give them an unambiguous feeling that he can improve their living conditions. In your own world, you also have to please people before they allow you to go through with your plans. Your success depends on whether you have an attitude that your surroundings find useful to honour. If you do, they are going to support and open doors to you. (more…)