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Miniviews series - No. 53 with Anne-Laure Le Cunff
You’ve landed on the fifty-third installment of the Maker Miniviews (mini, two question interviews) series. Learn more about these maker interviews and view a list of all Miniviews.
Anne-Laure is an entrepreneur, former Brand Marketing Lead at Google, and a maker. She holds a MSc in Marketing and is a MSc of Applied Neuroscience candidate at London’s King’s College. She is the Founder of Ness Labs, runs Maker Mag, and author of Make & Shine - An indie maker’s guide to personal branding (more below).
Check out this interview with Anne-Laure.
I'm a Maker Because...
What inspires you to keep making things?
"Making things is the best way to grow. I'm a big proponent of learning by doing, so what ultimately drives me is curiosity: will this work? Can I build it? How should I go about it? The wonderful thing about the maker community is that whenever you feel stuck, there is someone ready to give a hand and point you in the right direction. Making, in this way, also becomes a way to connect with people."
What one piece of advice would you give to other makers?
"Put yourself out there! Stop hiding behind your products. Make friends, ask for feedback, reach out for help. There are many platforms allowing makers to support each other – take advantage of these. The maker community is incredibly welcoming."
Make & Shine - An indie maker's guide to personal branding
Anne-Laure authored this book for makers that focuses on how to grow audiences, get more coverage, and personal branding advice. This 80+ page book includes actionable tactics that makers should get started on/adopt today!
- Becoming a reference within your industry
- Proven techniques to getting featured more/more press
- Finding your tribe and creating your community
Get the Make & Shine eBook right here with options for getting an Extended Package that includes bonus Chapters and actionable check lists + worksheets. Also available in Kindle and Paperback formats on Amazon.
"The wonderful thing about the maker community is that whenever you feel stuck, there is someone ready to give a hand and point you in the right direction..." — Anne-Laure