Monday, April 24, 2017
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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...
Gratitude is a Gateway Drug

Gratitude is a Gateway Drug

When was the last time you felt sorry for your self?  How about annoyed? Think about the last time you felt low, for whatever reason. ...
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...
Challenges to Small Businesses Financial Development in UK

Challenges to Small Businesses Financial Development in UK

Being an Entrepreneur is not just investing money and feeling like a boss rather it is a proper understanding with managing a whole business,...

Telemarketing– A Viable Marketing Solution for Small & Medium-Sized Businesses

Over the last few years, telemarking has re-emerged as an efficient marketing solution. All across the world, telemarketing companies are helping businesses identify a...
The Coaching Profession – A Responsibility to be Professional

The Coaching Profession – A Responsibility to be Professional

The world of coaching is constantly changing and growing. Although there is still some confusion out there about what coaching is really all about,...
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...
If You’re Unhappy, Quit Before You Get Fired

If You’re Unhappy, Quit Before You Get Fired

Do people with a bad attitude get you down?  Of course they do.  Humans respond to each other’s feelings on conscious and unconscious ways....
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....
Five Crucial Traits of A Forward-Looking BPO Firm

Five Crucial Traits of A Forward-Looking BPO Firm

Being a forward-looking business firm means that it favors innovation and development.  As it comes to BPO industry, forward-looking companies need to ensure that...
Employee-Friendly Work Culture Is The Key To Success In Call Center Industry

Employee-Friendly Work Culture Is The Key To Success In Call Center...

Lots of call centers nowadays are totally focused upon how to perform various tasks in a competent as well as cost-effective manner.  These call...
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...
Composition Of an Effective Change Management Framework

Composition Of an Effective Change Management Framework

Change management, as we know, is an immensely powerful methodology to understand the nuances of thinking process of people. It also helps in keeping...
Change Begins With a Leadership Decision

Change Begins With a Leadership Decision

Every change begins with a leadership decision. Making the decision to institute change is not always easy. Change can be precipitated by economics, market...
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,...
business news

Dr Mosongo Moukwa: M&A activity in chemical industry to persist in...

Global merger and acquisition (M&A) activities in the chemical industry have remained robust. Year 2016 will be known as the year of mega deals,...
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...
change

Are You Prepared for Change

Change is constant and occurs whether we like it or not. Understanding its components on a personal level can help us translate that understanding...
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...
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...
How Does Self-confidence Drive Success?

How Does Self-confidence Drive Success?

  Last year I completed a blog series on Soft Skills development. The series generated a lot of attention and over the past several months...
These Are a Few of My Favorite Things . . . on LinkedIn

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things . . ....

On the networking and job searching front, what used to transpire via rolodexes and phone calls from initial outreach to first-step networking to reconnecting...
Build Customer Loyalty The Astute Way

Efficient Customer Support: Build Customer Loyalty The Astute Way

With numerous brands hitting the shores, many of the existing brands are finding it exceedingly difficult to retain their customers. Most of these brands...
Jobseeker’s Guide to the Job Search After 50

Jobseeker’s Guide to the Job Search After 50

One of the biggest mistakes jobseekers over 50 make is thinking the job search process hasn’t changed much. It has.   On the other hand, some...
Claim Your Slivers of Space

The Circle and Foundation of Success

Behind every successful person, there are many lessons learned... and for every lesson learned, there is a lot of trying, falling, getting up, and...
7 Killer Tactics On How To Promote Your Brand Offline

7 Killer Tactics On How To Promote Your Brand Offline

Online marketing is the focus of almost every professional company, because it is easy to track and measure. It's also often more cost-effective than...
21 Effective and Useful Content Marketing Tips

21 Effective and Useful Content Marketing Tips

  Whilst content marketing costs 62% less than outbound marketing, it generates more than three times as many leads. What innovative and useful content marketing...
How to Determine your Business Value

How to Determine your Business Value?

To have the knowledge of your business value is very important to keep it updated with the new trends in the market. It tells...
Creating Space for Change: A little bit goes a long way

Creating Space for Change: A little bit goes a long way

The difference between the best and the worst, between success and failure, between mediocrity and excellence, is often very small — witness how tight...
The construction boom: taking advantage of growing demand

The construction boom: taking advantage of growing demand

The UK’s construction industry ended 2016 on an unexpected high, experiencing a 1.8 per cent surge in output during December. Considering economic experts had predicted...

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...
Pinterest Visual Discovery Tool Has Revolutionised Search Forever

[NEW] Pinterest Visual Discovery Tool Has Revolutionised Search Forever

Did you know that 87% of Pinners have purchased a product because of Pinterest? This statistic is likely to grow even more throughout the...
Secret Formula To Choosing The Best Parental Control App

Secret Formula To Choosing The Best Parental Control App

  When you give your youngster a cell phone, you give them the world – access to a wide universe of data, individuals and potential...
Nokia to launch its latest smartphone: Nokia Edge

Nokia to launch its latest smartphone: Nokia Edge

Nokia has been a renowned market player with one of the most loved mobile handsets. In the market of cell phones, the name of...
How to Re-Enter the Job Market and Kick Ass

How to Re-Enter the Job Market and Kick Ass

If you were on the job market during the great recession, I don't blame you if you're a little risk averse when it comes...
Leaders Build Leaders

Leaders Build Leaders

Leadership is... Building Leaders Over the past couple of years I have been writing a series of blogs on what it means to be a...
3 tips to differentiate qualified leads from the crowd

3 tips to differentiate qualified leads from the crowd

Leads are vital to any business. A lead is a person or business who holds an interest in the product or service which you...
Three Questions To Ask Yourself “Today” About Marketing To Customers Online

Three Questions To Ask Yourself “Today” About Marketing To Customers Online

Marketing to customers online Fact: “Everyone” is NOT your target market. At least 60% of the small businesses I have worked with in the past have...
4 ways Call Centre Can Ensure Superior Operational Performance

4 ways Call Centre Can Ensure Superior Operational Performance

Call centres have become the need of the hour. Companies prefer to outsource their work to call centres so as to focus on their...
Two Ways You Can Create Your Own Website

Two Ways You Can Create Your Own Website

If you are in business and don't have your own website you could be missing out on lots of new business from the internet....
How-to Master Video Marketing in 6 Simple Ways

How-to Master Video Marketing in 6 Simple Ways

  Did you know that 87% of online marketers use Video content as a ways to sell their products/services? In one of my last articles of...
Three Questions You Should Ask Before the Door Closes

Three Questions You Should Ask Before the Door Closes

There it is, the resignation letter. You’ve spent time hiring, training, and getting this employee up to speed, and now they’re leaving you. Perhaps...

‘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...
Is it LOVE with your marketing?

Is it LOVE with your marketing?

'LOVE is in the air, everywhere I look around… love is in the air, every sight and every sound….’ – remember the John Paul...
What Every Future Entrepreneur Needs To Know

What Every Future Entrepreneur Needs To Know

Starting your own business and becoming an entrepreneur is like entering a dark room you've never seen before and trying to navigate through it...
business blog

The BIGGEST Question in Business

What’s the biggest question you’re asking yourself in business? Go on, be honest with yourself.  What is it? I’d place a bet (not that I’m a...
Do We Need Followers To Be a Leader?

Do We Need Followers To Be a Leader?

Do we need followers to be a leader? How do we position ourselves as a leader in any given context? Over the past couple of...

Should You Keep Your Boss from Making a Mistake?

What would you do if you knew your boss was making a bad decision?  We’ve all been there.  How did you respond?  Do you...
Four Words That Kill Morale

Four Words That Kill Morale

We’ve all been there.  You’re at the annual meeting; the leaders rattle off the usual buzzwords.  Eyes glaze.  The question is why?  No one...
How My Lifestyle Has Become My Work-Life Balance

How My Lifestyle Has Become My Work-Life Balance

The 21st Century has evolved into the technology revolution and we now live in a 24/7 culture that is always “switched on” and attached...
How to: follow Apple’s lead and improve your retail space

How to: follow Apple’s lead and improve your retail space

The Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, glittering Broadway – the New York sightseeing checklist is packed with historic monuments. But as...
Complete PPC Guide to Facebook Niche Targeting

Complete PPC Guide to Facebook Niche Targeting

  There are only 6% of all Facebook Pages advertising on Facebook which means 94% of ALL Business Facebook Pages are NOT utilising Facebook niche...
So What Stops Them From Succeeding

So What Stops Them From Succeeding?

Neville Guant wrote a comment to my last blog post asking the question, “...all your readers and mine ... know it already. So what...

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...
6 Ways to Find Space for Innovation at Work

Parking Spots: 6 Ways to Find Space for Innovation at Work

True story. An experienced executive I’ll call Monica returned to her company’s headquarters in Rome after a long assignment in the US. At the...
I know I CAN do it

“F**k it, I know I CAN do it!”

“F**k it, I know I CAN do it!” She was recounting the minute it ‘hit’ her – that monumental moment in time when she...

HOW TO

The Must-Have Social Media Marketing Tool Checklist

The Must-Have Social Media Marketing Tool Checklist

There are now 2.8 billion people using Social Media worldwide. This is 21% higher than 2015, and this number will continue to grow throughout...
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...

How To Set And Achieve Any Goal

Learn the vital steps to setting and achieving goals of any size or time frame. Many goal setting processes have their own flaws and...

10 Of Your Worst Fear You Shouldn’t Worry About

The human mind is very powerful. It can either destroy you or push you through heights never imagined. Fear is a negative emotion which...

Nintendo working on 5 mobile games all in different genres, according...

When Nintendo finally enters the mobile gaming market later this year, it will try to have something for everybody. The company is creating games in...