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Is Facebook really as addictive as Cocaine?

Hooked on Facebook? Well according to a recent study it affects your brain in the same way as using cocaine, gambling or alcohol... The latest...

The Business Bullsh*t Quiz – how many do you know?

Straight out of the box, we need to address the 800 pound gorilla in the room. We all action these cliched idioms each and...
The Step-By-Step Guide To Writing A Small Business Blog

The Step-By-Step Guide To Writing A Small Business Blog

  According to Traffic Generation Cafe, once you write between 21-54 blog posts, you actually increase traffic by up to 30%. The above statistic is extremely...
The 5 Daily Essentials for Building a Successful Online Business

The 5 Daily Essentials for Building a Successful Online Business

When you look at the statistics of how many people log onto the Internet or social media, you get excited. Never has there been...

Why being a mentor might just change your life

This past year, I noticed that my weekly posts on LinkedIn had acquired a regular new reader and follower – Victor Colorado. How did I...
How to Spread Your Business with More Significance

How to Spread Your Business with More Significance

While starting a business everyone does a lot of research. People often take consultation of their experienced colleagues or even hire business professionals for...

Matt Damon shows us how to give a sh*t and still...

Several months ago I wrote a lighthearted piece about how social media could have been a contributory factor in the Kim Kardashian jewellery heist...

Why ‘Gut Feel is better than ‘Big Data’

Well according to the Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, it is: "We start with the data but the final call is always gut. It’s informed...
Claim Your Slivers of Space

The Circle and Foundation of Success

Behind every successful person, there are many lessons learned... and for every lesson learned, there is a lot of trying, falling, getting up, and...
7 Killer Tactics On How To Promote Your Brand Offline

7 Killer Tactics On How To Promote Your Brand Offline

Online marketing is the focus of almost every professional company, because it is easy to track and measure. It's also often more cost-effective than...
The construction boom: taking advantage of growing demand

The construction boom: taking advantage of growing demand

The UK’s construction industry ended 2016 on an unexpected high, experiencing a 1.8 per cent surge in output during December. Considering economic experts had predicted...

Are fitness trackers a waste of money?

Want to lose weight? Improve your cardio? Lower your blood pressure? Then don't buy a fitness tracker. In fact, some experts claim they can...

‘Black Mirror’​ is a stark warning about the perils of Technology...

The Netflix hit 'Black Mirror' provides a dark and dystopian view of an alternative World dominated by our dependence on the array of smart...
Complete PPC Guide to Facebook Niche Targeting

Complete PPC Guide to Facebook Niche Targeting

  There are only 6% of all Facebook Pages advertising on Facebook which means 94% of ALL Business Facebook Pages are NOT utilising Facebook niche...

Want to stand out on LinkedIn? Then DON’T be strategic, passionate...

On your LinkedIn profile do you describe yourself as Creative? Focused? Passionate? All strong descriptors but, according to the latest LinkedIn research, so does...
Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience During Your Job Search

Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience During Your Job...

Many of my clients come to me because their startup endeavors didn’t pan out, and are hoping a return to Corporate America will provide...
Make Sure your Resume Doesn’t Read like a Carbon Copy of your Resume

Make Sure your Resume Doesn’t Read like a Carbon Copy of...

When LinkedIn first got its start, with just 4500 members according to LinkedIn’s About Us page, all you needed to appear cutting-edge was a...

IQ vs EQ – which makes you more successful?

What makes you successful at work? Being smarter? Being more assertive? Being better looking? Well according to a recent CNN report it's proven that Emotional Intelligence (EQ) plays...
Social Media Marketing

5 Ways You’re Failing At Social Media Marketing (And How To...

With 84% of marketers believing that building trust will be their primary online focus for 2017, the importance of doing everything RIGHT is stronger...
Your Personal Product Launch Checklist

[2017 SUCCESS KIT] Your Personal Product Launch Checklist

DID YOU KNOW THAT AROUND 85% OF NEW PRODUCTS FAIL? HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL WENT AS FAR AS SAYING THAT THIS NUMBER CAN RISE TO...

The ‘no emails outside office hours’​ law won’t work – so...

Legislation in France came into effect on 1st January which stipulates that employees do not have to respond to any emails out of office...
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...

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...

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...
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...

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...
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...
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...

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 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...

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...

[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...
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,...

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...
Claim Your Slivers of Space

Claim Your Slivers of Space

A sliver of space. I love that phrase and cannot take credit for it. It is a gift from my colleague Alli Polin. Do you...
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....
Lead with Your Energy Touch

Lead with Your Energy Touch

I spent four days in Chicago last month, hosting a leadership program. I enjoyed my group immensely. The energy was good. That’s my language of...
How To Apologize Well

How To Apologize Well

It’s a bruising paradigm. We expect a leader to have answers. The level of your leadership pay is commensurate with the expectation that you execute...
The Zen of Getting in Sync

The Zen of Getting in Sync

Cool when science catches up with what we already know. That occurs to me as I flip through the latest article by Sue Shellenbarger, my...
Practice the Relaxation Paradox

Practice the Relaxation Paradox

I want to yell at the dental assistant. Mariana is taking an x-ray. My mouth is stretched open wide, a metal contraption wedged into...

How social media has shaped the U.S Presidential Election

Back in 2008, Barack Obama harnessed the power of social media in its infancy to help him win the Presidency. Voter lists, phone banks...

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...

Will your digital past come back to haunt you?

At the US Presidential debate last Sunday 'regular guy' Ken Bone became an overnight sensation. With his natty red cable knit sweater and earnest...

How-To Improve Your SEO Strategy As A Small Business

With Google reaching over 100 billion monthly searches, YOU need to stand out as a small business and one of the best ways to...

Who called the LinkedIn Police?

Last week I wrote a serious social commentary piece about whether oversharing on social platforms could lead to serious consequences. In that article, I...
5 Online Tools for a Quick, Targeted Job Search

5 Online Tools for a Quick, Targeted Job Search

Shorten Your Job Search by Leveraging these Internet Tools to their Fullest Targeted research can offer a tremendous advantage when it comes to executing a...

What does your connected car REALLY know about you?

As the Paris Motor Show revs up this week, much of the hype surrounding the event is about connectivity. McKinsey have predicted that the...
Running Your Business from a Smartphone

Running Your Business from a Smartphone

If you know somebody who doesn’t own a mobile phone, it’s safe to say you’re part of a very exclusive club. From playing games...

How-To Design a Digital Marketing Strategy [For Success]

DID YOU KNOW: 1 IN 5 SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS DO NOT PLAN TO USE A DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGY IN 2017. Regardless of whether you are...

Living with Alexa

Amazon launched their new voice activated home assistant Alexa unit called Echo in the UK today and I have got my grubby mitts on...

How-to Get Sales During This Festive Season From Digital Marketing

WITH HOLIDAY SHOPPERS ACCOUNTING FOR AS MUCH AS 20% OF A SMALL BUSINESS’S ANNUAL SALES INCOME, YOU NEED TO GET YOUR BUSINESS READ FOR...

Take Off Your Heels! Don’t Get Caught Flat-Footed!

  Many professional women have become sick of playing politics, working hard and receiving little or unequal return for their efforts. They have “kicked off...
Guiding Words

Guiding Words Anyone?

Clarity. Alignment. Intensity. Neat words, right? Microsoft realized it was time to step it up. Re-energize how it does business. So a few years back...

How Do You Manage Your 5/5/5?

Hustle and hubbub at the DMEXCO tradeshow in Cologne. As I enter a large tent a little off to the side, the noise subsides....

Distracted by your smartphone at work? Try this ‘killer’ tip…

It’s official. Humans can’t multi-task (especially men, according to my wife). And the incontrovertible proof comes via your smartphone according to new research into‘Digital...

5 reasons why we hate conference calls

Conference calls are the bane of my life and if you are reading this I’m guessing maybe yours too? They have become so clichéd...
Why You Should Be the Odd One Out

Why You Should Be the Odd One Out

I was the only white person in the classroom, and I didn’t know how to do the hula, which was embarrassing. Have you ever been...

How to Become a Better Manager

I remember when I used to be the employee with the grumpy manager; I could never get a compliment from him no matter how...
website

9 Accomplished Ways to Optimize Your Website for Increased Conversions

  For every business, its primary goal is revenue. Therefore, we can say that the goal of every available website is increased conversion that leads...
How-To Run and Optimise A Social Media Contest

How-To Run and Optimise A Social Media Contest

WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THAT YOU COULD GENERATE A 35% INCREASE IN SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS, AS WELL AS HUNDREDS OF LEADS BY RUNNING...

17 Ways To Increase Traffic To Your Website

ARE YOU ONE OF THE 46% OF SMALL BUSINESSES THAT DON’T HAVE A WEBSITE? I was shocked to read that only 54% of small businesses...
Our Negative Boss

Our Negative Boss: Unconventional Tactics We Used to Overcome The 2nd...

We were in Alabama, I think. Maybe it was Arkansas, back then everyplace blended together, all hotel ballrooms end up looking the same. We travelled to a...

A “No” Answer? It’s Not The End of The World!

The last thing any entrepreneur wants to hear when asking an investor for money to get “the big idea” off the ground is the...
When We Hit PLAY

When We Hit PLAY

Banter in my Facebook tribe last Friday (yes, I’m on Facebook). A quote by Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of the revered book Magical Child,...

Me, my selfie and die

Dying to take a selfie? Think again. It may be more dangerous than you imagine. True fact? More people have been killed taking selfies...
Six Steps to a Successful Career Change

Six Steps to a Successful Career Change

Changing industries can be challenging. Changing careers even more so as you are going up against others with years in the role and/or industry. With...

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New Google Tool: Test Mobile Friendliness & Website Speed for FREE!

New Google Tool: Test Mobile Friendliness & Website Speed for FREE!

DID YOU KNOW: THERE ARE 1.2 BILLION PEOPLE ACCESSING THE WEB FROM MOBILE DEVICES? Mobile has been a hot topic since 2010 and studies are...
Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience During Your Job Search

Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience During Your Job...

Many of my clients come to me because their startup endeavors didn’t pan out, and are hoping a return to Corporate America will provide...
What Do Employees Want for Holiday Gifts

What Do Employees Want for Holiday Gifts

The holiday season is upon us and while pretty much every business owner or manager is thinking about how to entice as many customers...
The Big Mistake People Make About Money

The Big Mistake People Make About Money

Is money the root of all evil?  I don’t believe so.  Yet many of us live with a weird dichotomy when it comes to...
LinkedIn Profile

Create A Professional LinkedIn Profile in 10 Simple Steps

  In 2016, 64% of B2B social referrals to a website come directly from LinkedIn. Only 17% come from Facebook, and 14% from Twitter. LinkedIn is...