Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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Zuckerberg unveils 10-year plan to expand Facebook empire, with political tones

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out a 10-year plan to connect the world that sounded as much like a political cause as a grab for...
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 –...

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 Design a Digital Marketing Strategy [For Success]

DID YOU KNOW: 1 IN 5 SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS DO NOT PLAN TO USE A DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGY IN 2017. Regardless of whether you are...
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...

All You Have To Do Is Ask!

High profile leaders in your area may be more approachable than you think. Plan what you say and ask them something that will serve...
The Ultimate SEO Checklist For Any Small Business

The Ultimate SEO Checklist For Any Small Business

DID YOU KNOW: 89% OF CUSTOMERS BEGIN THEIR BUYING PROCESS WITH A SEARCH INSIDE OF GOOGLE? Search Engine Optimisation is a minefield for most small...

Self – less Selfies!

So at the end of the year we get bombarded by lists of all sorts, most of which are fun. Who has the most money? Bill...
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...

4 Step Holiday Shoppers Planning Guide by Facebook For Business

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...
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...
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....
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...
How to Decode Millennials for Fun and Profit

How to Decode Millennials for Fun and Profit

It seems like it happens overnight. One minute you’re the young upstart; the next minute you’re the oldest person in the room. If it suddenly...

Are you standing out in your market niche?

Imagine this. You’re at a business networking event, and you say hello to someone and ask, ‘What do you do?’ And they reply, ‘I...

In Praise Of Sacred Time

It's that time of year. Beyond the hustle and bustle, we settle into moments of sacred time. Related: Gratitude and Thanksgiving Sacred time. We stop and remember...

The ultimate fast car in disguise 2015 Audi S7

Audi’s latest sports saloon car, the S7 falls into the latter. It packs a powerful, twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 under the bonnet, which is silky...

When Customer Service Becomes A Schizophrenic Saga

I have recently been exposed to a huge variety of customer service interactions in a very short timeframe. The following is a true story. Day...

Book Review: Leading Digital or Clinging to Old Models?

In their new book “Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation”, the authors Didier Bonnet, George Westerman and Andrew McAfee, demonstrate how true digital...
5 Online Tools for a Quick, Targeted Job Search

5 Online Tools for a Quick, Targeted Job Search

Shorten Your Job Search by Leveraging these Internet Tools to their Fullest Targeted research can offer a tremendous advantage when it comes to executing a...
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...
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...

You are extraordinary. Believe it!

The first, and one of the most challenging but crucial strategies for bolstering a sense of vitality in our lives, is to believe that...
How To Find An Email Address In 60 Seconds

How To Find An Email Address In 60 Seconds

Did you know: you are 6x more likely to get a click-through from an email marketing campaign, than you are from a tweet? Finding an...

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...
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 6-5-4-3-2-1 Most Important Words in Business + Life

I first found this quote almost 30 years ago… forgot about it, and recently found it again. It was relevant then and still is now,...
Three Ways to Bring Back Courtesy

Three Ways to Bring Back Courtesy

If you’re feeling like the workplace (and the world in general) is becoming more crass, you’re not alone. According to Harvard Business Review polls,...

Choose Simple, Go Deep

I read this suggestion the other day. It made my skin crawl. Write down 10 things you would like to do differently in 2016, the...

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...
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...
Twilio IPO: Unicorn start-up faces its Wall Street test

Twilio IPO: Unicorn start-up faces its Wall Street test

You may not have heard of it, but you're likely to have used it. Twilio is a platform that enables developers to incorporate phone...

Our Future With Trump’s Wall!

It is time to take a satirical look at the future and see what the 2016 election results will produce regarding a wall on...

7 Tips to Writing Perfect Content for Your Target Audience

Writing perfect content for your target audience can be difficult, especially if you’re a small business. I’m here to tell you that you DON’T...

Why Bankers Just Said No To Your Start-up?

The process of getting a start-up loan can feel a lot like trying to climb Mt. Everest. Without any gear. There are blizzards of...

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 Analyse Your Social Media Audience (And What To Do)

DID YOU KNOW: 60% OF MARKETERS IDENTIFY “MEASURING ROI” AS ONE OF THEIR TOP THREE SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING CHALLENGES? I know first hand how difficult...

Do Something Great!

Breathe life into someone else's idea, that's about the best thing you can do in my opinion. I have been doing this for the better...
10 Commandments

10 Commandments of Good Relationships

People matter, don’t they? We know it, and often we forget it.  We’re all human and sometimes life gets the better of us.  :) Here’s a...
How Twitter Helped Me Become A Top 100 Global Digital Influencer

How Twitter Helped Me Become A Top 100 Global Digital Influencer

  Since joining Twitter in 2009, it has been my favourite social network to engage with my audience. My first ever tweet was sent on the...
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...

The True Meaning Of Patience: A Fine Art!

For many entrepreneurs, success can be reached despite countless obstacles. How many times do you get knocked down and you get back up? And...

6 Stupid Office Rules that should be Banned

Rules in the workplace. Without them we'd have anarchy right? Or would we? According to an article by Dr Travis Bradbury in the Huffington Post most...

So, What Are These Things Called “Soft Skills”?

So, What Are These Things Called “Soft Skills”? ‘Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business. Large stores, gilt signs, flaming advertisements,...
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#TechTuesday: [BREAKING NEWS] Hootsuite Finally Update Streams

Today is a great day for Hootsuite as they finally update their streams. I have been a huge advocate of them and have used...
2016-Marketing-Statistics-To-Keep-You-Ahead-Of-Competitors

2016 Marketing Statistics To Keep You Ahead Of Competitors

  DID YOU KNOW: 67% OF LEADS IN 2016 ARE GENERATED BY COMPANIES WITH AN ACTIVE BLOG? As someone who has live through the digital age,...

Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Working from Home

To tell you the truth, I am entirely happy with having been a home-based businesswoman for about eight years now. Increasingly, more women are...

The AND Proposition

AND. Simple little word, isn’t it? We don’t like it in sentence construction. It signals run-on-sentence hell. We like it everywhere else. In the canon...

Choosing happiness now

In my experience, happiness is a decision we make; it is not derived from an event, nor is it dependent on somebody else. Happiness...

Don’t Believe Everything You Hear, Including This!

As I was driving to work the other day, the morning talk show on the local radio station was asking recent graduates to call...
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...

Save Your Hard Earned Money with Online Shopping Portals

The New Year has started and well, what are we talking about? It’s been an entire month since this year kicked in. Since the...

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...
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...

Be A Corporate Nomad, Not a Corporate Hodad!

A hodad is someone who pretends to be something he is not.  A term born in surfing, hodads were guys who hung out at...

How To STOP Being a Bad-Meeting-Victim

80 % of business meetings are entirely unnecessary. The quality of conversation that occurs does not warrant the time allotted for the event. Magic...

The Importance Of Developing An Employee Reward System

The ability to select rewards and time them properly is one of a manager’s most important tools. It is used for increasing the effectiveness...

Inform Employees About Restructuring

Recently, I worked for a company that had a great start. The management was liked and the employees started off happy. However, things started to change. Being...
Why You Should Be the Odd One Out

Why You Should Be the Odd One Out

I was the only white person in the classroom, and I didn’t know how to do the hula, which was embarrassing. Have you ever been...
How to connect with your Mobile Market and sell more stuff

How to connect with your Mobile Market and sell more stuff

Which one of the pictures, above, does your website resemble? If it’s the first or second, you could be losing a ton of money...
Web v. Human

Web v. Human: Easy or Special?

A friend of mine bought a car recently without ever stepping into the dealership.  It’s being delivered to his door.  He conducted the entire...
Creating A Business Growth Plan For Success

Creating A Business Growth Plan For Success

    That was the motto I always lived by. You can’t sell anything if you can’t tell anything. It’s true. I realised that, to be the best,...

4 Ways Haulage Companies Can Drive Toward Reduced Costs

Effective cost-reduction is a strategic card you always need to be ready to pull out of your proverbial business pocket. If you work in transportation,...

Six (and a half) Excellent Management Skills

Having spent the good part of a decade researching management and two decades training management, leadership and communication, I thought it would be worthwhile...
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 Improving Your Coaching Skills Will Improve Your Life

Wait a minute Kevin...isn’t coaching supposed to be about the person we are coaching, not about us? Yes, the best coaches do put 100% of...
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...

Wat Failure Really Means For Your Success And Purpose In Life

There's a lot of information on the web today written by well meaning teachers which implies that failure is something bad but you just...
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...

Steps Big and Small to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone...

The idea of being active on LinkedIn strikes fear into the hearts of those who view anything other than owning a completed LinkedIn profile...

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2015 in Review: Top Searched Lists From Across Yahoo

Yahoo has released its annual “Top” lists, but this time featuring insights from across all its platforms, including its search, Flickr, Tumblr etc The most...

“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...
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...

How To Get Your Energy Unstuck

The psychological establishment vilified him. Wilhelm Reich, the psychiatry-enfant-terrible of the mid-20th century, based his framework for understanding human behavior on the notion of blocked...
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