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How To Do What You Love For A Living

How To Do What You Love For A Living

  DID YOU KNOW IT TAKES 10,000 HOURS TO BECOME AN EXPERT? Back in 1997, when eBay was just a year old, I was burnt out...
Strategic Marketing Plan Essentials

Strategic Marketing Plan Essentials

Many people think that in a Digital Era positioning statements and McCarthy’s 4P’s became outdated and obsolete. They say that there’s a “new dawn”...
4 Seriously Important Tactics for Success This Year

4 Seriously Important Tactics for Success This Year

Happy, happy, happy New Year. I just love the beginning of a new year as it’s filled with wonderfully positive vibes – there’s renewed energy...
5 Reason you should Start a Business While in College

5 Reason you should Start a Business While in College

Many people would advise you to give all your focus to your studies and the livelihood will sort itself out once you graduate. The...
How Employee Cross-Training Can Benefit Your Business

How Employee Cross-Training Can Benefit Your Business

Employers should do their best to maximize the investment that they make in each of their workers. One way to do this is to...
What’s That Knocking at the Door?

What’s That Knocking at the Door?

When I started writing this blog in 2014, my initial intent was to write about my journey as I started my own business as...
How to get more organised in 2017

How to get more organised in 2017

Permanently chasing deadlines, losing paperwork in a growing mound of old reports, sporadic email replies and a tendency to forget phoning people back –...

2.4 million sq ft of whoa? CES ’17 reviewed

CES welcomed 170k+ delegates this week with a poster promising "2.4 million sq ft of whoa". So now it's all over, is the verdict...
Five Steps to Deep Dive Company Research

Five Steps to Deep Dive Company Research

Whether identifying companies to target or preparing for an interview, research is a critical component to any successful career strategy. Most career coaches and interviewing...
The Future of Social Media: 3 Predictions for 2017

The Future of Social Media: 3 Predictions for 2017

  Did you know that there are 2.3 billion active social media users? Social Media is here, and it’s here to stay with 91% of...
The Largest B2B Social Network Gets A Facelift

The Largest B2B Social Network Gets A Facelift

  With two new members joining every second, 106 million unique monthly users and nearly half of it’s users checking their profiles daily, it’s safe...

What happens in Vegas… a preview of CES 2017

The 50th iteration of the geek-fest that is the Consumer Electronics Show kicks off tomorrow under the banner of 'The Future is Now'. After...
Why Your Best Employees Are Quitting Before They Start

Why Your Best Employees Are Quitting Before They Start

Is your interview process driving the best people away? The days of the all-powerful employer sitting back while the candidate tries to impress them...
What is the Meaning of Life?

What is the Meaning of Life?

It’s the age-old question, but what if I told you, the answer was two short words?  Now it’s not wine and cheese, nor is...
Unveiling Some Unique Benefits of Choosing Call Centre Outsourcing Services

Unveiling Some Unique Benefits of Choosing Call Centre Outsourcing Services

Indubitably, establishing a well-equipped call centre requires an extensive investment in upfront costs and ongoing maintenance. Putting an idea of running an internal call...
Networking – Growing Your Business in 2017 and Beyond

Networking – Growing Your Business in 2017 and Beyond

Vince Lombardi, the well known and loved US football coach, is known, among other things, for his famous speech, “What It Takes to Be...
21 Tools to Share Your Expertise Through Content Marketing in 2017

21 Tools to Share Your Expertise Through Content Marketing in 2017

  With content marketing costing 62% less than outbound marketing and generating more than three times as many leads, you must find a way to...
How to Enhance Revenue Generation Capability of an Organization

How to Enhance Revenue Generation Capability of an Organization

Organizations across domains work hard to achieve what they aspire for.  Right from implementing result-oriented business policies to taking care of core business functions,...
Top Social Media Marketing Trends For 2017

Top Social Media Marketing Trends For 2017

There are 7.395 billion people in the world. 46% of the world’s population are internet users, and 31% are active Social Media users. The world...

10 Start-ups to Follow In the Coming Years

Today we’ll discuss the review certain young start-ups that have managed to catch the eye of the world thanks to their potential. Despite the...
Leadership is a Continuous Journey

Leadership is a Continuous Journey

Leadership is a continuous journey — we should never stop learning. One of the most effective ways of learning and growing, according to Kouzes...
Underwhelm Yourself

Underwhelm Yourself

I attended a holiday party the other day. Delightful event. Chatted with a vivacious person named Melissa who I had not met before. There...
The Explosive Guide to Building Massive Website Traffic

The Explosive Guide to Building Massive Website Traffic

If 30% of all small business website traffic comes from search engines, do you know where the remaining 70% of your traffic is coming from? Regardless of...
Building Your Personal Brand for 2017 In 3 Simple Steps

Building Your Personal Brand for 2017 In 3 Simple Steps

DID YOU KNOW THAT CONTENT SHARED BY AN EMPLOYEE, OR OWNER OF A BUSINESS RECEIVES 8X MORE ENGAGEMENT THAN CONTENT SHARED BY THE BUSINESSES...
5 "Leadership" Lessons of Donald J. Trump

5 “Leadership” Lessons of Donald J. Trump

Like many people around the world I was surprised by the election of Donald Trump but I was not shocked at all. In my...
Triumph from Failure

Triumph from Failure

With all the experiences I’ve had in business and life, there is one thing I know for sure. SUCCESS SELDOM ARRIVES IN A STRAIGHT LINE You...
Setting Targets for the New Year?

Setting Targets for the New Year?

It’s that time of year when we start to take a look ahead at what we want to achieve in the coming New Year...

When We Are Happy For Others

I am happy for you. Powerful words, right? And my two favorite variations: I am so pleased for you (a bit more cautious). I am thrilled for you (yes, over...

How To HYPER-CONTEXTUALIZE

There’s context, and there’s CONTEXT. Granular HYPER-CONTEXT. Context creates expectation AND anticipation in any conversation. It invites complex inquiry. It inhibits a conversational shut-down. It hopefully normalizes...

Forget the Information Age – Welcome to the Immersive Age

Genesis for the Immersive Age was with early video games where players became engrossed in virtual worlds for hours on end. Or, if you...

Fake news – the scourge of Social Media?

"It's now clear that so-called 'fake news' can have real world consequences"Hillary Clinton said last week in one of her first speeches since her...

Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Trends For 2017 And Beyond

Did you know that 52% of people who click on PPC ads will follow up by calling the advertiser? Pay-Per-Click has been a hot topic...
My Other Favorite F-Words

My Other Favorite F-Words

End of year. Facebook is concocting “Favorite Moments of 2016” videos for its users. Fun. Frivolous. 2 F-words I love. The easy ones. I recently read...
Thanksgiving Gratitude

Thanksgiving Gratitude

This is a different kind of Energy Boost. I think of it as the Thanksgiving Special. It’s a milestone week for me, and I want...
UK Blog Awards 2017

UK Blog Awards 2017

With over 45% of marketers saying that blogging is their MOST important part of their content strategy, I thought I would share with you...

Leadership…. A Few Blisters

We usually think of blisters in a negative way. They can hurt, if not looked after can cause infection, and depending where they are,...

How to Professionally Introduce An Expert Speaker

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE #1 PHOBIA IS SPEAKING IN PUBLIC? As a professional speaker, there is a lot you need to do, and remember...
Boxing and Business - Five Similarities

Boxing and Business – Five Similarities

Today I’m days away from the ‘fight of my life’.  For the first time ever, I’m entering a boxing ring as a real boxer….....
Paid v. Free LinkedIn – Which Option Makes Sense for Me?

Paid v. Free LinkedIn – Which Option Makes Sense for Me?

As LinkedIn continues to grow and expand, it’s account offerings continue to evolve. As has always been the case, members still have free and...
7 Things You Need to Know When You Are Organizing a Conference

7 Things You Need to Know When You Are Organizing a...

Organising a conference is a very serious task. I’m not going to lie to you – it’s hard, but if you are up for...
5 Ways To Boost Productivity Over The Festive Season

5 Ways To Boost Productivity Over The Festive Season

Did you know that 43% of UK workers feel as though their current job does not keep them engaged? Having a job whether it be...

6 stupid office rules that should be banned

Rules in the workplace. Without them we'd have anarchy. Or would we? According to an article by Dr Travis Bradbury in the Huffington Post most companies fall into...
10 Top Tips for Business Growth in 2017

10 Top Tips for Business Growth in 2017

There’s a month to go until year end.  Super duper yikes!!  Where has the year gone? I’m guessing that like me, you have one eye...
7 Simple But Effective Ways To Increase Creativity

7 Simple But Effective Ways To Increase Creativity

ARE YOU ONE OF THE 75% OF ENTREPRENEURS THAT BELIEVE THEY ARE NOT LIVING UP TO THEIR CREATIVITY POTENTIAL? We have all gone through periods...
Leadership is … Understanding Our Followers

Leadership is … Understanding Our Followers

At some point in the workshop I conduct on interpersonal communications skills using the SOCIAL STYLEs model, I invariably make the comment that with...
3 new year’s resolution to boost your startup in 2017

3 New Year’s Resolution To Boost Your Startup in 2017

The list of classic New Year’s resolutions that everyone makes but rarely sticks to is long, tired and no doubt very familiar. Make more time...

10 reasons why you are smart…even though YOU don’t think so

"The problem with the world is that intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence". So said prolific...

Solopreneur or Business Leader – What Do You Want To Be?

Why did you start your own business? To be your own boss? To live your dream? To bring certain products or services to market? ...
Leadership is... About Who We Are Leading

Leadership is… About Who We Are Leading

I’m in the midst of getting my materials ready for the Leadership course I will be teaching this coming January at the University of...
10 Ways To Generate 20% More Website Traffic Today

10 Ways To Generate 20% More Website Traffic Today

Are you one of the 46% of small businesses that don’t have a website? Generating continuous website traffic is one of the most difficult parts...
Work-From-Home

Why the Trump Administration May Elevate the Work-From-Home Ethic

Ever since the incredible election of New York billionaire Donald Trump to succeed Barack Obama as President of the United States, there has been...
Twitter Marketing Statistics That Drive Sales

Twitter Marketing Statistics That Drive Sales

Did you know that over 500 million people visit Twitter without logging in? Twitter has been, and still is my favourite social network for connecting...

False modesty sucks

Muhammad Ali. The Greatest. And confident enough to say it. As he was famously quoted, "it ain't bragging if it's true". So why do...
Best Business Decision

Compete on Price? Not the Best Business Decision!

The price a business owner sells their products and services for is arguably one of the most important business decisions they will make.  And...

Top 7 Tips For Setting Training Room Expectations

WHEN YOU ARE DELIVERING A TRAINING SESSION, DO YOU PREPARE AND SET EXPECTATIONS IN ADVANCE? I have delivered hundreds of training sessions, and most recently...

[News Alert] How to Add Your URL To Instagram In 15...

Did you know: Instagram’s per-following engagement rate is 58 times higher than Facebook? Earlier this year Instagram announced their new feature called Stories. Ever since...

Humans need not apply… are robots really taking our jobs?

Elon Musk has a fairly dystopian view of the future job market. In a recent interview with CNBC he predicted that robots will take...
Startup Advice From Successful Entrepreneurs

Startup Advice From Successful Entrepreneurs

The path of becoming a thriving and successful entrepreneur is more than likely a process of trial an error, and here are some tips...
Leadership vs Management – Encourager

Leadership vs Management – Encourager!

There is a certain quote uttered by one of the US presidential candidates that keeps coming back to me. Perhaps you can guess which...
9 Top Tips for Business Success

9 Top Tips for Business Success

Today, we’re bombarded with so much ‘noise’ in business, right? Everywhere we turn – LinkedIn, Facebook (especially sponsored adverts), Twitter, online blogs, emails from people...

3-Step Linkedin Secret Sauce To Getting Booked As A Speaker

WOULDN’T IT BE GREAT IF YOU COULD GENERATE UP TO 64% OF YOUR WEBSITE REFERRAL TRAFFIC JUST FROM LINKEDIN? Having a successful LinkedIn profile does...
Venting Doesn’t Release Negativity; It Rehearses It

Venting Doesn’t Release Negativity; It Rehearses It

It starts with the speeches. You know the little speech you rehearse in your head, getting ready for the big moment when you finally...
The Reward for Risking Public Embarrassment

The Reward for Risking Public Embarrassment

What if you gave a party and no one came? It’s almost worse than getting stood up for a date.  At least on a no-show...
What Has Been Happening To The UK Markets Post Brexit

What Has Been Happening To The UK Markets Post Brexit

Prior and post to the Brexit there was a huge amount of fearmongering, with politicians and financial experts painting a very bleak picture. There...
How Nutella Pancakes Helped Me Understand That Data Doesn’t Matter

How Nutella Pancakes Helped Me Understand That Data Doesn’t Matter

I was reminded of a great secret yesterday. It came twice, both times unexpectedly. It started while I was making chocolate batter pancakes covered with Nutella...
Smile Mechanics

Smile Mechanics

There is a field of smile studies. Yes, there really is. This got my attention. Most of us believe that smiling is a good thing,...
WORLD OF AFRICAN FASHION: MEETING THE DESIGNER

WORLD OF AFRICAN FASHION: MEETING THE DESIGNER

African fashion is an excellent way to promote African creativity- separating the wheat from the chaff. It’s a means of art and communication to...

Don’t play the blame game

"It's not me, it's you". How many relationships (both personal and business) have ended with those words. And the truth is, it's most likely...
The Most Efficient Ways To Avoid Stress At Work

The Most Efficient Ways To Avoid Stress At Work

Stress is a natural part of work. It affects us all, whether we know it or not. A little bit of stress can actually...
3 Must-Have LinkedIn Tools To Attract More Clients

3 Must-Have LinkedIn Tools To Attract More Clients

  With over 35% of users accessing LinkedIn every day and 25 million profiles viewed on a daily basis, LinkedIn is the most effective B2B...

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How to Reduce Your Words and Increase Your Impact

How to Reduce Your Words and Increase Your Impact

Have you ever experienced death by PowerPoint?  How about your boss asking you to read the endless business plan? We’ve all been there.  A well-intentioned...

7 Truths to Set Yourself Up for Success

Success comes in different forms and it means different things to different people. There isn't a precise formula to follow to be successful nor...

How To Set And Achieve Any Goal

Learn the vital steps to setting and achieving goals of any size or time frame. Many goal setting processes have their own flaws and...

The power of saying ‘NO’ in business

In the movie 'Yes Man' Jim Carrey's perpetually negative character attends a positivity seminar and becomes brainwashed into pursuing an exclusively affirmative life which leads him to...
Why You Wanna Greet Well

Why You Wanna Greet Well

Hi. How are you? A standard greeting. We utter it daily, many times over. A great social invitation, right? Well, it ought to be....
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