“Andy, thanks again for making our Balance HK event a huge success. The audience gave you their undivided attention and you could hear a pin drop when you were speaking. I have never witnessed that before, with a room of 170+ people! ”
Maggie Suttie, Chair Balance Network, HSBC Hong Kong
“Andy Lopata is a true role model for any aspiring professional speaker in my view ”
Heather Townsend, author of The Financial Times Guide to Business Networking
“I would recommend Andy to come and spend time with any team that wants to maximize the time of its busy people out in the market ”
Tomas Freyman, Partner, Valuations. BDO llp
“Andy has a can do and flexible attitude and is happy to develop and shape the content in line with the clients changing needs. Feedback from participants on Andy's workshops has been consistently very positive. ”
Una Murphy, Manager BBC Careerlink
“There is a handful of people who I would consider really an expert in networking, and Andy is one of the few people on that list. ”
Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder and CEO, BNI
“I have already received three emails and two telephone calls from attendees who have expressly advised that as a direct result of the presentation they will without doubt be changing the way in which they network. A huge success. ”
Michael Strawbridge, Head of Member Services, Learning and Performance Institute
“In the pre-event correspondence, you were the most professional speaker we’ve ever had. By asking great questions as you did, it helped to make us more professional event organisers. ”
Jackie Barrie, Co-President, Professional Speaking Association South East England
“There are many motivational speakers on the circuit who leave behind them just a short lived glow and then there are the subject matter pragmatic, passionate presenters who can potentially change the long term way their audience thinks or operates. I’d put Andy Lopata in the latter category. ”
Trevor Salomon – Director, Corporate Marketing, IFS
“Andy's 'The Networking Mindset' networking event was fascinating. I've been to loads of networking events over the years which are always full of people who don't quite know why they're there.... myself included. ”
Nicholas Harkin, Head of Risk & Governance at Close Brothers Retail Finance
“In the three months since Andy delivered his sessions, I've noticed a clear change in the approach taken by everyone who participated. We have already received a number of referrals as a result. ”
Andy O'Sullivan, Head of Sales - Hospitality, Wembley Stadium
“The process to gaining the right referrals does not happen overnight, but executing Andy’s strategy into your daily business routine will lead to referral success. ”
Tom Price LLB DipPFS Hodgson Wealth Management
“The feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly positive and we will continue to run the training in other offices in EMEA. ”
Astrid Huijssoon, Senior Marketing Manager Cross Border Trade - PayPal CEMEA
“At each stage of the event from planning to delivery to follow up, Andy’s approach was extremely impressive. He spent time at the outset understanding us, the way we work and our key objectives and this continued with discussions with us in the run up to the event to shape the session to our needs. ”
Andrew Kelly, Director Human Capital Services, BDO llp
“It is great to work with a speaker like Andy who really wants to understand the audience he speaks to and tailors his content to them. ”
Galina Lebedeva, Education & Events Senior Co-ordinator, Wella UK & Ireland
“Andy has successfully elevated networking into more of a strategic arena ...................rather than it just being a "skills" thing. ”
Phil Jesson, Director of Speaker Development Academy for Chief Executives
“Andy worked with my business partner and me for a number of months as a referral and networking coach. Our business has demonstrably grown due to the new techniques and skills learned through working with Andy. ”
Dan Hall, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch
“As a direct result of Andy’s workshop, we are now implementing a “networking strategy” that is aligned to supporting our key business goal. Andy’s advice/insights have made me re-think all my customer interactions and even in the short term I am getting results. ”
Adam Newman, Health Outcomes Consultant, GSK
“Wherever I go, Andy is held in very high regard and I can personally endorse him as someone who is easy to do business with, professional and also great to work with. ”
Phil Jones MBE, Managing Director, Brother UK
“I would not be exaggerating in saying that last night was the most well received and successful event YEN London has had in over two years. ”
Jairo Jaramillo - Chairman, London Young Engineers Network
“Several people were surprised to find out that Andy didn’t work in our sector as he related his knowledge so well and confidently, which was key to getting the audience to buy into his advice. ”
Suzanne Rowse, Director, British Boarding Schools Workshop
“Andy is really engaging and left the audience wanting more which is a rarity when you work in Finance! He is extremely professional and personable and it felt like Andy really knew the topics and had researched the audience. ”
Nicola Hradek, Co-Chair HSBC Balance Employee Network
“Andy's enthusiastic and interactive presentation at our National conference was very much appreciated by all and his series of workshops for my leadership team has been put to significant positive use. ”
Shona MacDonald, Business Director UK & Ireland, Wound Care. Molnlycke Health Care
“I found the session with Andy really interesting and helpful. It offered a different perspective to development sessions I have been to before and it made me really think about how I was positioning myself at work and what I needed to be doing differently. ”
Tori Henderson, Senior Public Policy Manager HSBC
“The feedback we received from members was overwhelmingly positive, making it one of the best sessions we had all year. ”
Aileen Parsons, Relationship Manager - Strategic Client Services, Paypal
“Andy is an energetic presenter who quickly captured our audience's attention. The content of his presentation was excellent and fostered lively commentary and questions. We will definitely have Andy back for another session and are looking for other ways to partner with him. ”
Jennifer Rademaker, Head of Strategy Development Europe, MasterCard
“"I was captivated by Andy's insightful and thought-provoking workshop. You could feel the energy in the room at the end. Several people commented that the event had changed their lives!" ”
Miranda Abraham, Chair, Women in Banking and Finance
“It was the best talk I’ve ever been to. Loved the content, pacing, delivery, structure. Your message was very memorable (imparting that much information can leave listeners forgetting what was said) and you managed the balance between substance, detail and memorability well. ”
Rebecca Aguilar, BBC Worldwide
“Andy certainly made a difference on how I normally approach / perceive events such as this. ”
Ann Azzopardi, Category Buying Manager, Pret a Manger
“Andy’s style suited our company values perfectly as it is very much based around letting people learn at their own pace and be part of the sessions instead of just being presented to. There was a mixture of experience, job roles, nationalities and seniority in the room and Andy ensured that everyone felt this training was directed at them, such is his way with words. ”
Robert Kenward, Global Development Director, Banks Sadler
“'Networking' as a topic can often seem forced... about tools and techniques to 'work a room' or 'get noticed' - Andy's take on it in this talk was so far removed from the glib truisms we've all heard before. ”
Bryony Thomas, Watertight Marketing
“Not only my individual life has had a total makeover after I met Andy, as a result of my personal improvement, the networks that I lead are now making a much bigger impact in the society. I can never thank Andy enough and would highly recommend him any time without hesitation. ”
Ruth Lau, Central Marketing, HSBC Private Bank

Article Archive

A snapshot of some of the press coverage Andy has received is below. Please note, some sites, such as FT.com, may require you to register to view the articles.


If you want a successful speaking business, you MUST read this rant - The Speaking Business magazine - September 2017


LinkedIn Digital Marketing Guide - Hiscox Report - June 2017


How to Make the Most of Conferences - Ignites Europe (Financial Times) - June 2017 (requires subscription)


Facebook Digital Marketing Guide for SMEs - Hiscox Report - April 2017


Your Network at Work - Speaker Magazine - April 2017


A Guide to Using Social Channels for your SME Digital Marketing - Hiscox Report - April 2017


How NOT to Get Referrals - The Speaking Business - March 2017


How to Improve Your Business Networking Game - Telegraph.co.uk - 10th January 2017


Opening Speaker is Among The Best Brains in Europe - Hertfordshire Mercury - 20th October 2016


Men in Business - Hertfordshire Mercury - 20th October 2016


Tips for Top Networking - Retail Newsagent - October 2016


Let's Work Together - Money Magazine (Malta) - July 2016


How to Get a Job (Without Applying for One) - Glamour Magazine - June 2016


Three Myths About Business Networking - West of Sweden Chamber of Commerce - May 2016


Networking in the Online Age - The Guardian - 18th April 2016


Spreading your Net - Hairdressers Journal International - February 2015


Net Worth - Hairdressers Journal International - December 2015


Five Ways to Network Your Way Into a Market - Hairdressers Journal International - October 15th 2015


How to Work a Room - The Telegraph, October 6th 2015


Conference Review - Hairdressers Journal International, August 2015


Why Your Clients Don't Refer You and What to do About it!  - Inc.com June 2015


How to Benefit from your Bookshelf - Harpers Bazaar April 2015


Brain Builder Network, a Way to Gain New Insights! - Sales and Leadership, March 2015 (in Swedish)


Five Minutes with...Andy Lopata - FM World, February 2015


A Global Approach to Networking - BNI Official Podcast interview, October 1st 2014


Why the Humble Business Card is in Rapid Decline - City AM, September 23rd 2014


Interview on 'Shirley Talks' on EWN Radio Network July 2014


Interview on BBC Radio Jersey 12th June 2014


Top Ten Networking Tips - London Launch May 2014


Article in ChifTime - Siberia. February 2014. (In Russian) 


Interview for Avowi.com including short tips videos. February 23rd 2014


Interview for Mix 93.8FM (South Africa) February 11th 2014


Key Notes - Professional Speaking Association interview December 2013


Remember the Beach Ball - Family Business Magazine November 2013


Networked Business: The Wealth in your Connections - Microsoft Guide to Networking for Small Business November 2013


How to Successfully Grow a Small Business - Live Q&A for The Guardian 10th April 2013


Tips to Apply a Strategic Approach to your Networking - FlyBe Business Uncovered inflight magazine March 2013


Networking: A How-To Guide - Guardian Careers February 19th 2013


Networking for Small Businesses - Q&A Roundup - The Guardian website 30th November 2012


Networking for Small Businesses - Live Q&A - The Guardian website 28th November 2012


Ten Steps to Developing an Effective Referral Strategy - Un Libro, una Idea 21st October 2012 (In Spanish, with 'translate' option)


Book Review - Recommended by Andy Lopata - ACE Online 26th September 2012


How to Win New Business Q & A Roundup - The Guardian 24th August 2012


Exporting to New Markets - The Guardian 23rd August 2012


10 Things Never to Say at Work - contributor, FHM September 2012 


Event review - It's Who Knows You! Women in Banking and Finance May 2012


Interview with leading Estonian daily newspaper - Postimees 30th April 2012 (in Estonian)


Social Networking as a Marketing Tool - Vyber (Czech retail magazine) April 2012 (in Czech)


Q & A - Business and Technology Report (Korea) March 2012


The High Net-worth of your Networks - The Independent 22nd February 2012


Are you Ready for 'Sweatworking'? - Grazia 6th February 2012


Are You Cultivating Your Business Champions? The Importance of a Proactive Referrals Strategy - Manager Magazine Autumn 2011


Review of 'Recommended' - PQ Magazine October 2011 


Interview for Activagers - Networking for the over 40s October 2011


Interview by Alan Stevens for The Media Coach Radio Show October 2011


How to Get Recommended - AccountingWeb October 2011


Inside the Entrepreneur's Mind: Andy Lopata - Gary Gorman blog October 2011


Expecting Your Call - Law Business Review October 2011


Famous Networker visits Nordcham in Ho Chi Minh City - Jutland Press August 2011


Networking: An important business tool - Tap Chi Kinh Doanh August 2011 (in Vietnamese with English overview)


Networking vital to business generation: European Strategist - Saigon Times 22nd August 2011 (web version - from SaigonMoney.com)


Networking vital to business generation: European Strategist - Saigon Times 22nd August 2011 (scan of newspaper)


Networking discussion on BBC Radio 5 Live 29th July 2011


Networking Skills: How to ask for help - Business Wings July 2011


Networking - It's not just the connections that count - Bytestart.co.uk July 2011


Make the Room Work for You - B2B Marketing Magazine blog July 2011


Nurturing a Network - Accountancy Magazine April 2011


How to Deliver Legendary Leads - B2B Marketing Magazine March 2011 (web version)


How to Deliver Legendary Leads - B2B Marketing Magazine March 2011


Connecting is not Enough - interview with Andy Lopata by Mike Southon in his book 'This is how yoodoo it' December 2010


Develop a Successful Referral Generation. PM Magazine October 2010


Networker nets contacts £634,233. Financial Times October 9th 2010


The Need for a Strategic Approach to Networking. Storai Magazine (Retail Association of India) July-August 2010


Ask the Experts: Keep an Eye on Takers, Tweeters and Spammers. Financial Times 28th August 2010


When Networking, think quality, not quantity. Financial Times 28th August 2010


Networking: Scarier than Death? AccountingWeb 2nd August 2010


The Move From Informal Networking to Strategic Networking. English translation of an interview for PR Romania 24th June 2010


Tips for Efficient Networking. English translation of an interview for Romanian business site Wall Street 3rd June 2010


The Importance of Networking in Retail. Storai Magazine (Retail Association of India) May-June 2010


Ask the Experts: Referrals are Earned, not Given. Financial Times May 15th 2010


Networking: The Way You Work It. Professional Beauty Magazine May 2010


Families Trump Bankers as Best Advisors. Financial Times February 19th 2010


The Future of Social Networking. Footdown Magazine Page 1/2 Page 2/2


Ask the Experts: 'Listen to the Buzz'. Financial Times January 15th 2010


Ask the Experts: Safety and Savings in Numbers. Financial Times November 6th 2009


Establish Contacts by Mike Southon. Financial Times August 20th 2009


Learn to Make the Most of Networks by Sally Jones. Sunday Times July 26th 2009


Hire Profile by Hazel Davis. The Guardian 19th November 2007