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Quick And Dirty Guide To Using Twitter For Business

Quick And Dirty Guide To Using Twitter For Business

Did you know that 84% of shoppers on Twitter use the platform to look for deals and product reviews and Twitter users shop nearly...
When to Tell the Boss and When to Keep it to Yourself

To Tattle or Not to Tattle: When to Tell the Boss...

To tattle or not to tattle, that is the question my friends. When you see a co-worker making errors, how do you handle it?  Ignore...

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...
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...
3 Tips for Keeping Customers Happy at Your Online Store

3 Tips for Keeping Customers Happy at Your Online Store

In the age of instant feedback, good customer service has become more important than ever. Because digital communications tend to lack the same urgency...

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...
video

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

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...
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...
How to join the young scientists taking over the startup world

How to join the young scientists taking over the startup world

All manner of university graduates, whether they studied English literature or financial law, are turning their backs on traditional career paths in favour of...
What Are The Copyright Rules On Using Images Online

What Are The Copyright Rules On Using Images Online?

  I'll never forget the time I was on holiday on the Almafi coast for my birthday in 2009 and I received a call from...
6 Benefits Of Digital Marketing That Help Your Business To Grow Faster

6 Benefits Of Digital Marketing That Help Your Business To Grow...

Every business in this world is getting online. They are trying to do the best to keep their business up, which can be said...
10 Free And Easy-To-Use Image Design Tools

10 Free And Easy-To-Use Image Design Tools

Did you know that 37% of marketers said that visual marketing was the second most important form of content for their business? It is no...
What To Do When Your Wordpress Site Gets De-Indexed From Google

What To Do When Your WordPress Site Gets De-Indexed From Google

In the world of web, you are completely dependent on the search engines for your site’s search rankings and you cannot do anything about...
Search Engines

Are Social Networks Search Engines? #SMO #SEO

Did you know that 37% of all consumers say they use Social Media to find out about products/services? The big question: Are social networks search...
Self-actualization

Do You Want a Paycheck or Self-actualization?

People will work for money. But if you want your team to actually care, it takes more than cash. Whenever I write emotional engagement, I...
Dive in the Sky or swim with the Sharks — 7 Reasons to Do It

Dive in the Sky or Swim with the Sharks — 7 Reasons to...

A friend of mine, who has always wanted to jump out of an airplane, recently started taking skydiving lessons. She’s done two jumps already....
Opening a shop on a budget: 5 tips for staying on track

Opening a shop on a budget: 5 tips for staying on...

Whatever your passion, be it fashion, books or coffee, your dream is to share it with the world by opening your own shop. Not only...

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...

Will Google Penalise You For Duplicating Content? Exclusive Expert Interview

WILL GOOGLE PENALISE YOU FOR DUPLICATING CONTENT? I was asked this question in my private members group earlier this week, and as a business marketing...
How to Improve Retention in 10 Minutes

How to Improve Retention in 10 Minutes

We all know turnover is costly.  But the costs extend far beyond having to rehire. When you factor in leadership time, loss of momentum,...
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...
How To Use Facebook Live For Your Business

How To Use Facebook Live For Your Business

Did you know that people will spend 3x longer watching a video which is LIVE compared to a video which is no longer live? At...
Boosting your retail shop: 5 steps for improving your curb appeal

Boosting your retail shop: 5 steps for improving your curb appeal

There’s nothing worse than watching hundreds of people strolling happily down the high street without a second glance at your shop – especially when...
A Few Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

A Few Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

In the game of business, you either win or you live to see your brand die a harrowing, untimely death. As an up-and-coming business...

How-To Use Instagram’s New Slideshow Feature

Did you know that Instagram users are seeing a per-follower engagement rate of 4.21%? This is 58 x HIGHER than Facebook, and 120 x...

HOW TO

Email Marketing: Personalise Your Emails To Get More Sales

  DID YOU KNOW: 74% OF MARKETERS SAY TARGETED PERSONALISATION INCREASES CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT? Email marketing can be one of the most powerful tools when it comes...

Human Paradox #3: How to Be in the Process of Becoming

From Ali Anani’s provocative post on negativity and positivity, and the dynamic discussion of opposites that ensued, this series titled Human Paradox emerged. When Hamlet...
How to join the young scientists taking over the startup world

How to join the young scientists taking over the startup world

All manner of university graduates, whether they studied English literature or financial law, are turning their backs on traditional career paths in favour of...

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? ...

How to Build Self-Confidence: a Soft Skill Work in Progress

    Self-confidence, like all Soft Skills can be improved. In fact, a few very simple tactics can help you quickly build your self-confidence. As you...