Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Events

Events

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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...
Chandelier Swinging and my FREE Webinar this week

Chandelier Swinging and my FREE Webinar this week

I’m sure there’ve been plenty of people who’ve swung from a chandelier (actually or metaphorically) to get noticed.  It sounds like a lot of...
Some Gift Options for Your Upcoming Get Together Sessions

Some Gift Options for Your Upcoming Get Together Sessions

Gifts are very essential for a congenial life. There are numerous occasions which requires greeting with gifts and you must not forget these events....
Marketing Influencer

Top 100 Marketing Influencer

Did you know that only a mere 5% of your Twitter audience is estimated to see your posts? As an online influencer, I do get...

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...
Beauty is in our differences

Beauty is in our differences, not in trends, money or race

This blog has been written by my friend, Csaba Toth for this year’s International Women’s Day #IWD celebration.  Csaba is an intercultural expert.  You...
The Biggest Social Media Giveaway in 2017

The Biggest Social Media Giveaway in 2017

To celebrate the birth of my beautiful baby girl; Dixie Knight on Saturday the 18th February at 5:18am, I wanted to give something back...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

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...
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...
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...
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...

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...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

2017 is around the corner

Yep, can you believe it, 2017 is around the corner – only two months away.  Where has the year gone!? Are you on track to...

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...

[Public Speaking] Case Studies That Help Business Growth

I REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME I SPOKE IN PUBLIC AT AN EVENT AND I WAS SHAKING, MY HANDS WERE SWEATY AND IT WAS THE...

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...

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...
[Winner] UK’s Best Business Marketing Blog Of The Year

[Winner] UK’s Best Business Marketing Blog Of The Year

DID YOU KNOW: 55% OF YOUR CUSTOMERS WILL NOT TRUST YOUR BUSINESS IF YOU DO NOT HAVE RECOMMENDATIONS/REVIEWS OR AWARDS YOU HAVE WON ON...

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...

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...

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...

Why It’s So Important To Tell “Your Story”

Since before writing was invented, humans shared stories orally.  Ancient Chinese, Egyptians, Indians and others told their stories and created myths and legends through...

Social media scams – don’t get suckered

Want to win First Class seats on British Airways? Fancy a free iPhone due to surplus stock? Get a share of the billions that...

Which ‘Business Bulls**t’ phrases annoy you the most?

"We can't boil the ocean by drinking Kool-aid and then circle back when we try to run it up the flagpole." Absolute nonsense right?...

Do you need a Digital Detox?

The internet is ruining everything. Really? Well according to the sensationalist CNBC headline last week it is. And it's all down to the latest...

Why cycling is the new golf

Is the business community really trading their Ping for Pinarello? Swapping their green jackets for a yellow jersey? Well according to a recent Business Insider...
Twitter Features

7 Secret Twitter Features You Should Be Using #TechTuesday

DID YOU KNOW: A DAY’S WORTH OF TWEETS WOULD FILL A 10 MILLION PAGE BOOK?! I have always said that Twitter is my favourite network....
5 reasons to get excited

Review – Skyrim Special Edition: 5 reasons to get excited

Here’s why I’m looking forward to Skyrim Special Edition. Unlike a lot of gamers, I haven’t pumped hundreds of hours into Skyrim. At this point, I’ve probably...
Underdog Wisdom

Underdog Wisdom

It happened last week while I was in Europe. Soccer fever fired up my heart. The European Championships in full bloom. My 91-year-old mom and me,...
Samsung predicting strongest operating profit in two years for Q2 2016

Samsung predicting strongest operating profit in two years for Q2 2016

Samsung today has issued its earnings projection for the second quarter of this year. The company announced that it is expecting an operating profit...
Facebook launches OpenCellular platform for remote areas

Facebook launches OpenCellular platform for remote areas

Facebook is expanding this work with the launch of OpenCellular, a new open source hardware and software project that aims to bring a more...
Nike releases open-source software to play with the techies

Nike releases open-source software to play with the techies

Nike, the home of all things athletic, is joining the ranks of the programmers with its launch of open-source software. Last week, Nike published three open-source...

Make your mind up (5 ways to beat your indecision)

I'm a Libran. And if you believe the astrologers (which I don't) that means I make balanced decisions. Or some might say (e.g. my...
Berlusconi : AC Milan 'sold' to Chinese consortium

Berlusconi : AC Milan ‘sold’ to Chinese consortium

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he has sold football club AC Milan to a Chinese consortium. Berlusconi, who owns the Serie A team,...
Microsoft Launches Web-Based Skype Meetings for Small Businesses

Microsoft Launches Web-Based Skype Meetings for Small Businesses

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a free, browser-based version of Skype aimed specifically at small businesses called 'Skype Meetings'. This would be company's first Web-based...
The Power Of Hashtags On Twitter

#TechTuesday : The Power Of Hashtags On Twitter [Infographic]

DID YOU KNOW: THERE ARE 500 MILLION TWEETS SENT A DAY… THAT’S 6,000 TWEETS A SECOND! I remember the day Twitter joined Facebook in the...
Google's underwater internet cable connecting US and Japan is about to go live

Google’s underwater internet cable connecting US and Japan is about to...

The 9,000 kilometre cable allows internet speeds to be boosted throughout Asia as well as the west coast of the US. Back in 2014, Google...
Microsoft Accelerator’s London Demo Day

Microsoft Accelerator’s London Demo Day

Microsoft Accelerator’s London Demo Day on June 30th from 7:30-10:00am PT, 3:30-6pm GMT. The Microsoft Accelerator is an immersive three- to six-month program aimed at helping entrepreneurs...
#BREXIT: The Future is Bright – If We’re Bold

#BREXIT: The Future is Bright – If We’re Bold

There is much uncertainty, fear and hysteria circulating around the world at present in light of the recent UK referendum where #BREXIT won.  Here’s...

Are you suffering from Facebook Fatigue ?

Irritated by your in-laws posting every inanity of their day? Want to avoid family who add no enrichment to your life? Pictures of your...
Facebook Launches Human-Curated Events and Slideshow Movie-Maker

Facebook Launches Human-Curated Events and Slideshow Movie-Maker

Facebook is introducing a human-curated list of Featured Events. The new Facebook feature will be currently limited to iOS users in the US and...
Microsoft announces new data protection tool to help enterprises secure their data

Microsoft announces new data protection tool to help enterprises secure their...

Microsoft today announced a new project that aims to help enterprises protect their data as it moves between servers and devices. The new Azure Information...
Samsung to Invest $1.2 Billion in IoT Research in US

Samsung to Invest $1.2 Billion in IoT Research in US

Samsung announced plans Tuesday to invest $1.2 billion (roughly Rs. 8,111 crores) for US-based research over the next four years on "human-centered" applications for...
Yahoo's Tumblr Launches Live Video

Yahoo’s Tumblr Launches Live Video

Tumblr, the Yahoo-owned blogging platform, said Tuesday it was launching live video to help compete against similar offerings from Facebook and Twitter. The new feature,...
Facebook Signs Deals With Media Companies, Celebrities for Facebook Live

Facebook Signs Deals With Media Companies, Celebrities for Facebook Live

Facebook Inc (FB.O) has signed deals worth more than $50 million with media companies and celebrities to create videos for its live-streaming service, the...
Tesla made a $2.8 billion offer to buy SolarCity

Tesla made a $2.8 billion offer to buy SolarCity

Tesla made a $2.8 billion offer to buy SolarCity. Both are Elon Musk’s companies (he owns 21% of Tesla and 22% of SolarCity). US electric...

A glimpse into the future?

18 years ago, Kodak had almost 200,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper. In 2012 they went bankrupt. And according to a...
Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26bn

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26bn

Microsoft is buying the professional networking website LinkedIn for just over $26bn (£18bn) in cash. The software giant will pay $196 a share - a...

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...

HOW TO

Volkswagen Scirocco R review: The forgotten hot hatch is one of...

VOLKSWAGEN has made a serious name for itself as the king of comfortable hot hatches, with both the Golf GTI and Polo GTI leaders...

How to Close Your Innovation Gap

Innovation is about survival and widely recognised as an important driver of economic growth. But believing in innovation is not enough. Neither is using...

Ways of Un-rushing

You know how it goes. Rush rush rush rush. And then rush some more. Especially during the month of December. End of year reports. Gift...
How to Surprise your Loved Ones with Personalized Photo Cakes

How to Surprise your Loved Ones with Personalized Photo Cakes?

 All occasions are extremely special days for everyone and they are delighted to have these golden days in their lives. Everyone happily invite their...

20 Key Actions that Make You Happier and Healthier

Understanding the true meaning of  "less is more" is highly important to have clarity about where we are and where we want to go in...