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Why I Wrote A Second Edition Of My Book

Why I Wrote A Second Edition Of My Book

I remember sitting down in 2014, and writing the first edition of my book; Think #Digital First, hoping that it would be a success....

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...
Ways To Turn Your Lifestyle Into A Business

Ways To Turn Your Lifestyle Into A Business

Some of the most well-known and celebrated names in American business aren’t even businesses. They’re people: Kenneth Cole. Kim Kardashian. Oprah. These people have...
Nurture your Marketing skills with 5 Telemarketing Service Styles

Nurture your Marketing skills with 5 Telemarketing Service Styles

Despite the fact that there are a number of new methods and channels used in businesses to promote their products and gain valuable leads,...
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...
What Stock Investors Need to Know, and Why

What Stock Investors Need to Know, and Why

Global markets have done great so far in 2017. Are the gains sustainable? With attractive returns such as haven't been seen for quite a few...

8 Reasons Leadership Means Selling

I was recently presented with an interesting challenge. In a more or less routine process of regular performance evaluation I found myself in strong...

This is what it takes to succeed as a summer intern

Nearly a decade ago, when I was working out of my firm's Shanghai office, a college student from the US joined my team for...
How To Turn Visitors Into Customers Through Blogging

How To Turn Visitors Into Customers Through Blogging

According to 82% of marketers, blogging receives a positive ROI. I remember when I used to blog to promote a product, without actually generating any...
Top 5 Personality Traits Investors Look for in an Entrepreneur

Top 5 Personality Traits Investors Look for in an Entrepreneur

People often ask me what kind of personality traits successful entrepreneurs possess? I've always maintained a mental list, based on my observations over years of...
50 Ideas for a Lucrative Side Hustle

50 Ideas for a Lucrative Side Hustle

If you're looking for ways you can earn a few extra bucks with a side hustle, you'd likely encounter hundreds of strategies for make...
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...
10 Reasons Why Your Blog Is Underperforming

10 Reasons Why Your Blog Is Underperforming

It’s true that 47% of consumers read between 3-5 pieces of blog content before making a purchasing decision. Are you making sure your content is...
How to Be Promotable

How to Be Promotable: 3 Surprising Things You Need to Know

What does it take to get promoted? Most people think being good at your job is enough.  They’re wrong. I met a woman on a plane...
Useless Employee Surveys and How to Avoid Them

Useless Employee Surveys and How to Avoid Them

Have you ever done an employee survey?  How honest were you? Did the questions even scratch the surface of the true feelings you have...
business success

Blinded by the Light? Engineering your network for business success without...

In the digitally re-mastered economy, the demand for network speed, capacity and resilience is heading in only one direction: faster, higher, stronger. Building a...
How To Promote Your Blog Post Like A Pro

How To Promote Your Blog Post Like A Pro

You must have heard how important it is to have a blog for your business. In fact, numerous studies showed different case studies of how...
How To Write Content

Blogging 101: How To Write Content Your Audience Will Love

It’s true that websites with a blog tend to have 434% more indexed pages. This means that Google will recognise your website as a...
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Video Case Study:  David – Blogging to Success

   David had been a coach for just over three years when we first connected, and like many coaches, his practice was experiencing many ups...
The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Social Media

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Social Media

ACCORDING TO RESEARCHER GARTNER, AI BOTS WILL POWER 85% OF ALL CUSTOMER SERVICE INTERACTIONS BY 2020. AI (Artificial Intelligence) has been a hot topic in...
10 Small Business Power Tips on How To Use Facebook

10 Small Business Power Tips on How To Use Facebook

Facebook now has around 2 billion monthly users. Between you and me, I had fallen out of love with Facebook, but due to all of...
The ultimate guide to effective time management

The ultimate guide to effective time management

The modern office is jampacked with distractions just waiting to send your day veering wildly off course. Whether it’s a misbehaving internet connection, a malfunctioning...
The Surprising ROI On Gratitude Training

The Surprising ROI On Gratitude Training

What are you grateful for? Your family? A home? These are the typical go to’s when people discuss gratitude. Pop culture is filled with...
How To Deal with a Whining Employee

How To Deal with a Whining Employee

As a leader, it’s frustrating to hear whining.  In response, leaders often say, “Don’t come to me with a problem, come to me with...
Mind-expanding digital apps to help you do more of what matters

Mind-expanding digital apps to help you do more of what matters

Once upon a time on a Reddit thread, someone posed the question, if a person from 50 years ago stepped into a time machine and...
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Video Case Study: Terryl – A Shift In Behaviour Creates Leadership.

Terryl is a senior leader for a rural utilities co-op.  He has 19 direct reports made up of managers, journeyman linemen, mechanics and engineers....
How Influencer Marketing Helps Boost Your Business Growth

How Influencer Marketing Helps Boost Your Business Growth

Did you know that 92% of consumers have made a purchase after reading about a product on their favourite blog? A further 62% are...
5 Ways To Use LinkedIn Groups For Your Business

5 Ways To Use LinkedIn Groups For Your Business

Did you know that 98% of LinkedIn active users share content on the largest B2B social network? LinkedIn is more than just a B2B social...
LinkedIn Finally

LinkedIn Finally Gets “Personal” With Remarketing And Beats Facebook

LINKEDIN HAVE STEPPED UP THEIR GAME. As someone who has a business that is B2B, I have found that LinkedIn has been the most successful...
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Video Case Study: Teri – Respect | Sales | Confidence

When I first began working with Teri she was a sales representative in the security industry. One of her challenges was with assertiveness: “I...
7 Discreet (But Effective) Ways To Get Noticed On LinkedIn

7 Discreet (But Effective) Ways To Get Noticed On LinkedIn

Did you know that 467 million people use LinkedIn worldwide? Standing out on LinkedIn can be a very difficult task, especially as you’re having to...
Eating Habits of Successful

The Eating Habits of Successful & Fit People You Should Know

  It is difficult to stay fit, especially when you keep busy all the time. Your tight schedules don’t allow you to take time out...
Seeing the Other Side – Influence and Persuation

Seeing the Other Side – Influence and Persuation

In a recent coaching conversation, a client mentioned that he always feels like he is second guessing his actions. He wondered why he was...
5 Key Factors To An Eye Catching LinkedIn Profile Photo

5 Key Factors To An Eye Catching LinkedIn Profile Photo

According to Princeton psychologists Janine Willis and Alexander Todorov, it only takes 100 milliseconds to form an impression of someone just from looking at...
How to Deal With the Emotional Aspects of Your Divorce?

How to Deal With the Emotional Aspects of Your Divorce?

When dealing with a divorce, it’s common to feel a range of emotions like depression, anger, loss, regret and guilt during this time. You...
The Two Rewards of Low-Cost High-Gain Favors

The Two Rewards of Low-Cost High-Gain Favors

Could you do me a favor?  It’s a common phrase, but it’s packed with meaning. Most of us like to do favors.  But we’re often...
Business Blogging

5 Best Practices For Business Blogging

Great business blogs have been known over time to have created value for potential and current customers of a business without compromising business growth. Often...
How Soft Skills Help Executives Deliver Better Customer Services

How Soft Skills Help Executives Deliver Better Customer Services?

The changing dynamics of customer care industry has brought customer service to the focus of organisations doing business across different industry domains. It was...
How to Become a Successful Freelancer

How to Become a Successful Freelancer

Becoming a freelancer is an interesting career choice, to say the least. Many people find freelance work to be appealing and uplifting as they...
How To Get Verified As A Speaker On Twitter

How To Get Verified On Twitter

  As an expert speaker, both event organisers and speaker bookers look at my online presence as a way of determining my online reach and...
Interpersonal Communications: It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It

Interpersonal Communications: It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say...

 “Fluency in non-verbal communication can be as powerful a tool as masterful negotiating techniques or expert salesmanship” – Joe Navarro Have you ever experienced a...
Why Smart Goals Don’t Work and What to Do Instead

Why Smart Goals Don’t Work and What to Do Instead

Do you remember SMART goals?  I was introduced to the concept early in my career.  Smart goals are specific, measurable, agreed upon, realistic, and...
How to Give a Great Speech

Little Moments, or How to Give a Great Speech

I was supposed to give a presentation at the GuruFocus conference in Omaha, a day before Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting. I was more nervous...
The Small Business Guide to Google Analytics

The Small Business Guide to Google Analytics

When I run a PPC campaign, or do marketing around a specific webinar/event, Google Analytics is my “measuring” tool of choice. Google Analytics is one...
Your Job is Like Cake

Your Job is Like Cake

Do you like cake? I love cake.  Give me a piece of cake, and I’m happy. A good job is kind of like cake.  One piece...
The Difference between Public and Professional Speaking

The Difference between Public and Professional Speaking

  I was petrified. My hands were sweating, my mouth was dry and I couldn’t stop moving my feet. I had a piece of paper...
Quick Fixes for Resume Don’ts

Quick Fixes for Resume Don’ts

I don’t know about you but when I try something for the first time and get it wrong, I need someone to point out...
The Three “Apologies” That Makes Things Worse

The Three “Apologies” That Makes Things Worse

Sorry.  Not sorry.  We’re all familiar with the non-apology, people who toss off “I’m sorry” without meaning it or understanding how their actions affect...
5 Tips to Hook Your Reader with a Persuasive LinkedIn Summary Section

5 Tips to Hook Your Reader with a Persuasive LinkedIn Summary...

Did you know that after the headline section LinkedIn is the second most widely-read section on your profile? Furthermore, studies show readers spend more...
Communicating with Power

Interpersonal Skills: Communicating with Power

This is the third post in a series focusing on the interpersonal skill of communications In the initial post I discussed how communication is the...
How To Use Webinars Effectively To Generate 1,000s Of Leads

How To Use Webinars Effectively To Generate 1,000s Of Leads

SINCE LEAVING THE CORPORATE WORLD IN 2008, A LOT HAS CHANGED FOR ME. I have delivered 227 webinars, and generated 1000’s of leads that have...
13 Ways to Market YOU and Your Business

13 Ways to Market YOU and Your Business

That personal branding ‘stuff’ is for the big wigs of business, celebs or sports stars, right?! Not anymore.  :) :( GULP!  I know.  It can be...
Web Design And SEO - Why You Should Think Of Both

Web Design And SEO – Why You Should Think Of Both

Establishing your online presence is about much more than just registering a domain and making a full list of products and services your company...
A Lucky Story about Yes and No

A Lucky Story about Yes and No

Years ago, I worked for a company that was a local affiliate of a very big multinational. At different stages of my career at that...
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...
7 Tips For Repurposing Photos For Effective Brand Awareness

7 Tips For Repurposing Photos For Effective Brand Awareness

  Over 90% of marketers say they use visuals in more than 50% of their articles. If that’s true why do we get so many images...
Getting Rid of Dry Mouth With These Simple Tips

Getting Rid of Dry Mouth With These Simple Tips

What is dry mouth? Dry mouth, which is known as xerostomia in medical, happens when your salivary glands do not produce as much saliva as...
List of 4 Essentials that Make a Great Party

List of 4 Essentials that Make a Great Party

Imagine attending a party where you are crammed up against the wall and an old haggard breathing down your neck. Or when you have...
Making waves in the beauty industry: 3 profitable and innovative new treatments for 2017

Making waves in the beauty industry: 3 profitable and innovative new...

Cosmetic surgery is a booming industry all around the world, but times are getting harder for new clinics as competition increases around the UK. This...

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...
Home Office Essentials

Home Office Essentials

Anyone who works from home knows that the environment can significantly impact productivity. It’s true that some people say they don’t mind clutter in...
No One Needs to Know How Awful They Are

No One Needs to Know How Awful They Are

Have you ever worked for a terrible communicator? Perhaps you have a family member who routinely criticizes everyone. There’s nothing like the dysfunctions of others to...
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...
7 inbound call center services every business should look to use

7 inbound call center services every business should look to use

Serving inbound customer calls is an important mission for every business entity. These call centers play a major role in increasing the customer base...
The Biggest Resume Killer? Ignoring Lessons from News Writing

The Biggest Resume Killer? Ignoring Lessons from News Writing

Journalists refer to the “lead” as the first few sentences that quickly tell the reader what the story is about.  The phrase “never bury...
Why Adjectives are Eroding the Truth

Why Adjectives are Eroding the Truth

I don’t yell as much as my mother.  I consider that an accomplishment. Unfortunately, my kids never knew my mother, so they have no...
What Recruiters Need Answered on LinkedIn

What Recruiters Need Answered on LinkedIn

It’s been said before. Recruiters and decision makers are leveraging social media, particularly LinkedIn, when searching and vetting candidates. At the end of the day...

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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...
Ways To Turn Your Lifestyle Into A Business

Ways To Turn Your Lifestyle Into A Business

Some of the most well-known and celebrated names in American business aren’t even businesses. They’re people: Kenneth Cole. Kim Kardashian. Oprah. These people have...
5 Career Options for People Who Want To Help Families

5 Career Options for People Who Want To Help Families

With all the chaos and loss in the world around us, it can be hard to feel satisfied with the job you currently have....

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...
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...