By @SimonCocking. John Murray will be speaking at our Fintech 20 Ireland awards and event on October 26th. For more information about entering your company see here and to attend the event itself October 26th, at Moores Auditorium, UCD book tickets here.  

1 min pitch for what you are doing now?

Aside from the day to day shooting headshots for personal branding. I am at the moment working on a pilot project with Linkedin and have joined forces with Peptalk. I am also working on a project with The Beyond Skin Foundation. Working with victims of acid attacks in India.

Why the headshot is the vital first impression, John Murray

How was the last year, what worked well, what didn’t move as quickly as you would have liked?

The last year has been amazing. I have had some time to learn a bit more about the back stage side of my business and the things that make it tick, rather than just working blind with the head down shooting headshots. It has given me the confidence and freedom to move into areas I wouldn’t have if I was just shooting headshots alone.

What are your plans for the future?

My plans are of course to continue taking photographs and also to continue down the self development road I am on with Peptalk and clients like Linkedin. There are talks of visiting Dubai and Saudi Arabia with a headshots tour too.

What will you be talking about at this event?

I will be talking on a panel on scaling and communicating your business. We are a small business which is run effectively, as me. Clients invest in me and what I do so increased workloads and maximising the business has to be managed well in scaling up and communicating what we do and what makes us so different is vital. I will of course be sharing my self acceptance message and shooting headshots as a live demonstration where time allows.

Sneak peek into event agenda => 12.05 Scaling and communicating your business panel, moderated by SC, panelist including Gary Leyden, NDRC Fintech incubator, Fidelma McGuirk (former CEO of Taxback.com), Emma Walker, Director, Wachsman Europe, John Murray Headshots

What inspired you to attend it?

I was featured a number of times in Irish Tech News over the past few months. Both myself and my business. After talking to Simon about the event and what it has in store I felt it vital I attend.

Which influencers and websites do you follow to keep up to date with the latest developments?

I am a member of Headshot Crew which is an international community of socially responsible headshot photographers between there and communities on Linkedin I have a pretty full card. I follow people like Samantha Kelly @tweetinggoddess who runs Womens Inspire Network and Social Media Summit and Ciamh McCrory @Ciamhiemc from Insight PR. Amanda Webb from Spider Networking and Jillian Morkan from Costa systems. Other than those I am like a magpie. I see shiny things that grab my attention and my brain assigns them meaning to what I do.

How can people find out more about what you are working on?

Book me! They can keep an eye on my blog on www.johnmurrayheadshots.com follow me on twitter @jmphotodub or connect with me on facebook or linkedin. I have a really cool digital business card from GoDigiCard.com too that has all of my links on it if anyone wants to connect with that they can. The QR code is here

Or they can access it here .

Tips for startups, Daniel Ramamoorthy to share insights at #Fintech20 Ireland, October 26th


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