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How to get more organised in 2017

How to get more organised in 2017

Permanently chasing deadlines, losing paperwork in a growing mound of old reports, sporadic email replies and a tendency to forget phoning people back –...

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...
Five Steps to Deep Dive Company Research

Five Steps to Deep Dive Company Research

Whether identifying companies to target or preparing for an interview, research is a critical component to any successful career strategy. Most career coaches and interviewing...
The Future of Social Media: 3 Predictions for 2017

The Future of Social Media: 3 Predictions for 2017

  Did you know that there are 2.3 billion active social media users? Social Media is here, and it’s here to stay with 91% of...

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...
What is the Meaning of Life?

What is the Meaning of Life?

It’s the age-old question, but what if I told you, the answer was two short words?  Now it’s not wine and cheese, nor is...
Unveiling Some Unique Benefits of Choosing Call Centre Outsourcing Services

Unveiling Some Unique Benefits of Choosing Call Centre Outsourcing Services

Indubitably, establishing a well-equipped call centre requires an extensive investment in upfront costs and ongoing maintenance. Putting an idea of running an internal call...
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...
How to Enhance Revenue Generation Capability of an Organization

How to Enhance Revenue Generation Capability of an Organization

Organizations across domains work hard to achieve what they aspire for.  Right from implementing result-oriented business policies to taking care of core business functions,...
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...
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...
The Explosive Guide to Building Massive Website Traffic

The Explosive Guide to Building Massive Website Traffic

If 30% of all small business website traffic comes from search engines, do you know where the remaining 70% of your traffic is coming from? Regardless of...
Building Your Personal Brand for 2017 In 3 Simple Steps

Building Your Personal Brand for 2017 In 3 Simple Steps

DID YOU KNOW THAT CONTENT SHARED BY AN EMPLOYEE, OR OWNER OF A BUSINESS RECEIVES 8X MORE ENGAGEMENT THAN CONTENT SHARED BY THE BUSINESSES...
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...
What Are The Most Efficient Ways Of Getting Fit and Healthy At Work?

What Are The Most Efficient Ways Of Getting Fit and Healthy...

For the majority of every day workers. The usual working day involves staying stuck behind a desk for hours on end, 9-5. With a...
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...

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...

Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Trends For 2017 And Beyond

Did you know that 52% of people who click on PPC ads will follow up by calling the advertiser? Pay-Per-Click has been a hot topic...
How to beat the Monday morning office blues

How to beat the Monday morning office blues

You’ve got a seriously bad case of the Monday morning blues. It creeps up midway through Sunday afternoon, this unmoveable feeling of dread that has...

How to Professionally Introduce An Expert Speaker

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE #1 PHOBIA IS SPEAKING IN PUBLIC? As a professional speaker, there is a lot you need to do, and remember...
Boxing and Business - Five Similarities

Boxing and Business – Five Similarities

Today I’m days away from the ‘fight of my life’.  For the first time ever, I’m entering a boxing ring as a real boxer….....
7 Things You Need to Know When You Are Organizing a Conference

7 Things You Need to Know When You Are Organizing a...

Organising a conference is a very serious task. I’m not going to lie to you – it’s hard, but if you are up for...
5 Ways To Boost Productivity Over The Festive Season

5 Ways To Boost Productivity Over The Festive Season

Did you know that 43% of UK workers feel as though their current job does not keep them engaged? Having a job whether it be...

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 Top Tips for Business Growth in 2017

10 Top Tips for Business Growth in 2017

There’s a month to go until year end.  Super duper yikes!!  Where has the year gone? I’m guessing that like me, you have one eye...
7 Simple But Effective Ways To Increase Creativity

7 Simple But Effective Ways To Increase Creativity

ARE YOU ONE OF THE 75% OF ENTREPRENEURS THAT BELIEVE THEY ARE NOT LIVING UP TO THEIR CREATIVITY POTENTIAL? We have all gone through periods...
3 new year’s resolution to boost your startup in 2017

3 New Year’s Resolution To Boost Your Startup in 2017

The list of classic New Year’s resolutions that everyone makes but rarely sticks to is long, tired and no doubt very familiar. Make more time...

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...

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? ...
10 Ways To Generate 20% More Website Traffic Today

10 Ways To Generate 20% More Website Traffic Today

Are you one of the 46% of small businesses that don’t have a website? Generating continuous website traffic is one of the most difficult parts...
Are You Going to Stop the Buck, or Assign Blame?

Are You Going to Stop the Buck, or Assign Blame?

The buck stops here. The famous sign on Harry Truman’s desk applies to all of us. At a certain point, we all have a buck...
Twitter Marketing Statistics That Drive Sales

Twitter Marketing Statistics That Drive Sales

Did you know that over 500 million people visit Twitter without logging in? Twitter has been, and still is my favourite social network for connecting...

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...
Best Business Decision

Compete on Price? Not the Best Business Decision!

The price a business owner sells their products and services for is arguably one of the most important business decisions they will make.  And...

Top 7 Tips For Setting Training Room Expectations

WHEN YOU ARE DELIVERING A TRAINING SESSION, DO YOU PREPARE AND SET EXPECTATIONS IN ADVANCE? I have delivered hundreds of training sessions, and most recently...

[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...
Startup Advice From Successful Entrepreneurs

Startup Advice From Successful Entrepreneurs

The path of becoming a thriving and successful entrepreneur is more than likely a process of trial an error, and here are some tips...
Leadership vs Management – Encourager

Leadership vs Management – Encourager!

There is a certain quote uttered by one of the US presidential candidates that keeps coming back to me. Perhaps you can guess which...
9 Top Tips for Business Success

9 Top Tips for Business Success

Today, we’re bombarded with so much ‘noise’ in business, right? Everywhere we turn – LinkedIn, Facebook (especially sponsored adverts), Twitter, online blogs, emails from people...

3-Step Linkedin Secret Sauce To Getting Booked As A Speaker

WOULDN’T IT BE GREAT IF YOU COULD GENERATE UP TO 64% OF YOUR WEBSITE REFERRAL TRAFFIC JUST FROM LINKEDIN? Having a successful LinkedIn profile does...
Venting Doesn’t Release Negativity; It Rehearses It

Venting Doesn’t Release Negativity; It Rehearses It

It starts with the speeches. You know the little speech you rehearse in your head, getting ready for the big moment when you finally...
The Reward for Risking Public Embarrassment

The Reward for Risking Public Embarrassment

What if you gave a party and no one came? It’s almost worse than getting stood up for a date.  At least on a no-show...
How Nutella Pancakes Helped Me Understand That Data Doesn’t Matter

How Nutella Pancakes Helped Me Understand That Data Doesn’t Matter

I was reminded of a great secret yesterday. It came twice, both times unexpectedly. It started while I was making chocolate batter pancakes covered with Nutella...

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...
Inclusive Recruiting Practices Benefits Everyone

Inclusive Recruiting Practices Benefits Everyone

Several weeks ago Simon Fraser University released a comprehensive study on the discriminatory recruiting practices in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.  The research project was...
The Most Efficient Ways To Avoid Stress At Work

The Most Efficient Ways To Avoid Stress At Work

Stress is a natural part of work. It affects us all, whether we know it or not. A little bit of stress can actually...
3 Must-Have LinkedIn Tools To Attract More Clients

3 Must-Have LinkedIn Tools To Attract More Clients

  With over 35% of users accessing LinkedIn every day and 25 million profiles viewed on a daily basis, LinkedIn is the most effective B2B...
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...
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....
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...
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...
Intentions and Expectations

Intentions and Expectations

Leadership is… making clear what are the Intentions and Expectations. A large percentage of my career has been in sales management and leadership, where I...

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...
Six Steps to Giving Your Resume a 21st Century Facelift

Six Steps to Giving Your Resume a 21st Century Facelift

No one looks for jobs in the paper anymore. Why use a resume designed for that era? A resume up-to-date in terms of career history...
Four Easy Ways to Increase Your Profile Views on LinkedIn

Four Easy Ways to Increase Your Profile Views on LinkedIn

If your goal is to generate attention (particularly from recruiters), a stagnant LinkedIn profile or one merely up to date is not likely to...

How to Become a Successful Professional Speaker

THE TRUTH IS, WITHOUT HAVING THE SPEAKING PLATFORM THAT I DO, I WOULD NOT BE AS SUCCESSFUL AS I AM IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA...
Practicing What We Preach

Practicing What We Preach

I’m taking a break this week from my series on leadership because I have been spending a lot of my time preparing to teach...
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...

15 Blogging Ideas To Inspire You To Write Great Content

Brands that are blogging WITH a purpose in mind achieve a 63% increase in engagement, and a 58% increase in revenue. Most small businesses face...

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...
Is Screen Time Improving Your Relationships?

Is Screen Time Improving Your Relationships?

In our click, tweet, screen culture, it’s easy to say that we’ve become dehumanized. For many organizations, customers and people are treated like a...
Get Real

Let’s Get Real With Each Other

Would you agree that people connect with us when we are real and not some ‘plastic fantastic’ image we create of ourselves? How many...
Leadership’s Common Denominator

Listening – Leadership’s Common Denominator

I’m just now sitting down to write my weekly blog post. The trouble with getting busy is that it starts to impact my regular...

HOW TO

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...

How to prevent someone from stealing your ideas

One day, a colleague of mine, Leigh Fazzina, and I were talking about a topic which, at one point or another, many people in...

“Your idea doesn’t work unless you do” – insights from a...

Sabena Suri commenced her career as a brand strategist with some of the World's leading advertising agencies. Now, that spectacular beginning might be sufficient for...
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...
Boxing and Business - Five Similarities

Boxing and Business – Five Similarities

Today I’m days away from the ‘fight of my life’.  For the first time ever, I’m entering a boxing ring as a real boxer….....
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