Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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Our actions are a reflection of who we are

Our actions are a reflection of who we are.

Over the past week, two clients have asked me why people act the way they do and why some people are jerks. This was,...
5 Inspirational TED Talks

5 Inspirational TED Talks

A few years ago I was stuck doing a job I did not actually enjoy with no prospects of it changing anytime soon. It took...

Best tools for Social media and website Traffic

There are many tools to use to increase your social media followers and site traffic. But in this post, we will narrow it down...
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2016 Marketing Statistics To Keep You Ahead Of Competitors

  DID YOU KNOW: 67% OF LEADS IN 2016 ARE GENERATED BY COMPANIES WITH AN ACTIVE BLOG? As someone who has live through the digital age,...

In the Pause

Sometimes inclement weather does the trick. I jot down these words on a rain-drenched Saturday morning in South Florida. No desire to run about. No...

Pulse Principles

First time I had a 9-5 job, on the heels of a showbiz career that came with a more mercurial schedule, I was stumped....

Why have we fallen out of love with Air Travel?

Whatever happened to the glamour of being an international jet setter and when did flying become as banal as taking a bus? The golden age...

Diversity In The Work Place:  Does It Help or Hurt Business?...

There’s no question that diversity in the workplace is a noble goal.  There is a lot to be said in favor of it.  Yet,...

Instagram Update: Business Profiles Look Like Facebook Pages #TechTuesday

IT WAS JUST LAST WEEK I WAS TALKING ABOUT TWITTER’S HUGE 140-CHARACTER UPDATE, AND NOW I AM ONCE AGAIN, WRITING ABOUT ANOTHER ALGORITHM UPDATE...
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5 down, 7 to go – what’s your 1 thing?

We’ve completed 5 months of 2016 and there are 7 to go. How are you feeling? Excited because you’re on track with your business plan? Or perhaps...
Five Quick Fixes for Resume Don’ts

Five Quick Fixes for Resume Don’ts

As a resume writer, the majority of resumes that come my way are out of date from a formatting perspective and are tough to...
How Do We Become Self-Aware

How Do We Become Self-Aware?

Last week I wrote about the Ability to Learn in the context of Soft Skills. My comments about self-awareness solicited a response from one...
Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience on your Resume

Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience on your Resume

Many of my clients come to me because their startup endeavors didn’t pan out, and they are hoping a return to Corporate America will...
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[SEO Strategy] Getting Images on the 1st Page of Google

IF A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSANDS WORDS, HOW MUCH IS AN OPTIMISED PICTURE WORTH? Whilst I can be found quite easily on google search...
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Looking For An Investor For Your Venture? Read This!

Starting your own business can be terrifying at times, especially once you start actually hiring people.  Before that point, it’s an adventure with a...
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10 Commandments of Good Relationships

People matter, don’t they? We know it, and often we forget it.  We’re all human and sometimes life gets the better of us.  :) Here’s a...

Building Trust

As I completed my series on Soft Skills, a commenter asked me about the place of Trust, since I had not listed it as...

5 Social Media Experts Share Their Secrets To Success

72% OF ALL INTERNET USERS ARE NOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA BUT HOW MANY OF THE 72% REALLY, TRULY UNDERSTAND HOW TO USE EACH SOCIAL...

When to Negotiate, and When to Play Nice

“You don’t get what you deserve. You get what you negotiate.” It was the marketing tagline for a popular 1980s negotiating skills program.  Personally, I...

The First Moment Playbook

First Moments. They set the stage for everything that ensues. They disproportionately influence the outcome of a conversation.  When it comes to meeting someone, we think...

Want Influence? Ask Great Questions

Personal Influence. Most folks like the notion of having some. My professional practice is predicated on the benefits of getting it. The right position in...

Dealing With Narcissistic Leaders!

Narcissistic leadership is a leadership style in which the leader is only interested in him or herself. Their priority is themselves - at the expense of their...

7 Guidelines for On-Site SEO Optimisation #TechTuesday

DID YOU KNOW: 93% OF ALL ONLINE EXPERIENCES BEGIN WITH A SEARCH ENGINE, AND GOOGLE OWNS UP TO 70% OF SEARCH ENGINE MARKET SHARE? On-Site...

Top 5 most epic social media fails ever

Scott Disick, the tinseltown clown kicked to the kerb by the Kardashian clan, has recently tried to reinvent himself as an icon of Instagram....

5 Reasons to Treasure Your Customers

Customers are the life blood of all businesses. Without them they fail. Failed businesses close, livelihoods are lost, staff lose jobs, and dreams are...

What You Can Learn From A Serene Career Of Failure And...

There is a quote in Its A Wonderful Life that is always front of mind for me. George Bailey says to Mary. I know what...

More Revenue, Profit and Time with Indeed & Warren Knight

  I’VE TEAMED UP WITH #1 JOB SITE INDEED UK TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES AND ENTREPRENEURS WITH THEIR RECRUITMENT NEEDS. IF YOUR BUSINESS IS BASED...

Soft Skills – Conclusion

Over the past twenty three weeks I have written a series of posts on Soft Skills: their development, the competencies they represents and the...

7 key traits it takes to be a ‘multi-preneur’

As an executive coach working with innovators and influencers, I’ve been engaged by several multi-preneurs over the years. Each time I’ve been fascinated with...

6 things that money can’t buy in Business…

The Beatles told us that money can't buy you love. But in business, arguably, that doesn't really apply. So apart from love, according to...

The Importance Of Developing An Employee Reward System

The ability to select rewards and time them properly is one of a manager’s most important tools. It is used for increasing the effectiveness...

THE 6-5-4-3-2-1 Most Important Words in Business + Life

I first found this quote almost 30 years ago… forgot about it, and recently found it again. It was relevant then and still is now,...

Why Bankers Just Said No To Your Start-up?

The process of getting a start-up loan can feel a lot like trying to climb Mt. Everest. Without any gear. There are blizzards of...

The AND Proposition

AND. Simple little word, isn’t it? We don’t like it in sentence construction. It signals run-on-sentence hell. We like it everywhere else. In the canon...

The Soft Skill Art of the Critique

My last three posts have focused on the ability to learn — an incredibly important soft skill, perhaps even more so than self-awareness, since...

The Art Of Storytelling By A Storyteller

In 1748, John Montagu the 4th Earl of Sandwich played a lot of cards in his free time. The problem he had, was that...

How I Turned A Weakness Into A Strength With Social Media!

I have been an introvert all my life. Put me in a room full of people I don't know and I am uncomfortable. Further,...

‘Meternity Leave’ vs ‘Maternity Leave’ – a massive mistake?

Ex-magazine editor, Meghann Foye, was so jealous of her co-workers being able to claim maternity leave that she decided that she needed a break. One...

The True Meaning Of Patience: A Fine Art!

For many entrepreneurs, success can be reached despite countless obstacles. How many times do you get knocked down and you get back up? And...

#TechTuesday: How To Create A Twitter List

If there are 300 million active Twitter users, with over 500 million tweets a day, how can YOU hone in on what’s important to...

3 Reasons NOT to Compete on Price

The price a business owner establishes for the sale of their products and services is arguably one of the most important business decisions they...

Criticism and the Ability to Learn

 My guess is that not many people like to be criticized. Those who do have most likely learned that listening to criticism is a...

Charge the Trust Battery

Trust is ephemeral. Hard to describe, harder to quantify. It is also not easy to talk about. And yet, every relationship – professional and personal...

Are YOU mispronouncing brand names like Nike, Porsche & Ikea?

Wonder why people smirk when you say Stella Artois, giggle when you utter Givenchy or howl laughing when you attempt Hyundai? It's maybe because these...

Putting Your Creativity to Work for You

Your creativity can serve you and your business. When tricky scenarios start to play in your head, remake the movie to guide you to...
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Repetition: Is the Mother of Branding

Repetition in some contexts can be boring. Not so with your brand. Repeating core attributes or strengths of what you offer is a necessity. Those...

Q: Why is My Resume Being Ignored? A: It Must Answer...

It’s been said before – your resume has between six and 20 seconds to get past that initial skim read and into the “keep”...

Best Times To Post On Social Media

Do you know the best times to post on social media for each specific network? Social media is great, but it will only provide results...

Is It Worth Starting A Home Based Internet Business?

There are no specific requirements for starting your own internet business. But it''s surprising how so many people think and talk about their intentions...

Ten great apps for small and home businesses

When you’re working for yourself, it can sometimes feel like you have so many tasks to perform that you don’t have time to focus...

Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Working from Home

To tell you the truth, I am entirely happy with having been a home-based businesswoman for about eight years now. Increasingly, more women are...

How To Get Your Energy Unstuck

The psychological establishment vilified him. Wilhelm Reich, the psychiatry-enfant-terrible of the mid-20th century, based his framework for understanding human behavior on the notion of blocked...

#TechTuesday: How to Drive Traffic Using Photo’s and PDF’s

Have you ever wanted to send a potential customer to URL about a great piece of content from someone else, but still want them...

Why You Need To Have A Powerful Executive Summary

Why You Need To Have A Powerful Executive Summary One of the first big hurdles any aspiring entrepreneur will face is securing enough funding to...

The Ultimate Guide to Calculating Customer Lifetime Value

Do you know how valuable your customers are to your business? When it comes to business, and picking up a calculator it can be one...

Do Your Hear With Your Third Ear?

I have always loved the notion of a Third Eye. According to chakra symbology, the Third Eye sits right in the center of our forehead....

The medium is the message but what is the medium?

Can we meet you? The lead panelist echoed to me. I was shaken but managed to recite my name. My name is Femi Oni...

The Big Idea.

Ideas rule the world. This must be the biggest cliché. Everyone agrees that ideas rule the world but what do we really mean when...

BLACK LIFE MATTERS: But Do People care about you marching anymore?

You don’t get Black Power by marching and chanting! You get power by doing what other groups have done. The Jews didn’t march and...

Mentors & Millennials

When I first entered the business world - as a millennial (Barely? Labels are a bit hazy when you apply one that you didn’t...

How to be a Top 10 Writer on LinkedIn – the...

After being named as one of LinkedIn's top 10 writers for Marketing & Social and 'Agency Publisher of the Year' for EMEA in 2015, I asked myself a...

THE 7 Beliefs of Extraordinary People

Think of the people you admire. Chances are, they’re just like you and me ..… ordinary people doing the extraordinary – as they (or we)...

#TechTuesday: Why SME’s Need to Understand Instagram’s New Algorithm

Did you know: 20% of all internet users have an Instagram account? Instagram is one of the most important social networks for small businesses as...

LIVE WEBINAR: How To Use LinkedIn To Generate Sales

Whilst as a business you might have a social media strategy to connect with your target customers, as a business owner, entrepreneur or sales...

The Young and the Restless “Millennial” Entrepreneurs

While they may be young and inexperienced, they bring fresh ideas and new skills to the table. They understand the tech world and are...

Business Networking – BONUS Day at the Summit

In 12 hours’ time, we’ll be going live with a BONUS Day of the FREE Business Networking Online Summit, with not five, but seven...

7 Things to Avoid on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a great professional social network (the best actually) but it is only as good as the person who is using it. The biggest...

Business Networking – Day 5 of the Summit

In 12 hours’ time, we’ll be going live with Day 5 of the FREE Business Networking Online Summit. I hope you’ll join us. We continue...

Business Networking – Day 4 of the Summit

In 12 hours’ time, we’ll be going live with Day 4 of the FREE Business Networking Online Summit. I hope you’ll join us.  We continue...

Do You Appreciate UP?

Chances are, you know about “managing UP.” The art of managing the mercurial, distracted, at times temperamental and often unpredictable boss. If you have...

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Get To Know Your Social Media Visitors

[Free Tool] Get To Know Your Social Media Visitors

In the UK, 77% of people have an active Social Media account. Connecting with prospects online has evolved. It used to be enough to just...
This guy made a million dollars as a travel blogger

This guy made a million dollars as a travel blogger

There can't be many full-time bloggers in the world who employ wealth managers. Johnny Ward, a 32-year-old Irishman intent on "living life with passion," is...
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...

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...
What's the ONE thing that will make the difference

What’s the ONE thing that will make the difference?

There are only two months left in 2016.  So Carpe Diem – seize the day – or actually…. Seize the next two months with...
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