Monday, February 20, 2017
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4 Seriously Important Tactics for Success This Year

4 Seriously Important Tactics for Success This Year

Happy, happy, happy New Year. I just love the beginning of a new year as it’s filled with wonderfully positive vibes – there’s renewed energy...
How to Search Twitter Like a Superstar

How to Search Twitter Like a Superstar [The Free Guide]

Did you know that 500 million tweets are sent every single day? That is, on average, 6,000 tweets every single second. How can you...
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...
An Okay Letter to My 18-year Old Self

An Okay Letter to My 18-year Old Self

If you could go back in time and give your younger self some advice, what would you say? At a four-day leadership seminar @IMD, I...
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...
My Other Favorite F-Words

My Other Favorite F-Words

End of year. Facebook is concocting “Favorite Moments of 2016” videos for its users. Fun. Frivolous. 2 F-words I love. The easy ones. I recently read...
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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

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...
Blog Traffic

12 Ways to Improve Your Blog Traffic

  If 37% of marketers say blogs are the most valuable type of content marketing, and B2B marketers say blogs generate them 67% MORE leads,...
Innovators Provide Fresh Perspective, The Most Important Ingredient

Innovators Provide Fresh Perspective, The Most Important Ingredient

If you have recently attended a seminar on Innovation, you may have noted that talks tend prophesize the destruction of the old and the...

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...

Take Off Your Heels! Don’t Get Caught Flat-Footed!

  Many professional women have become sick of playing politics, working hard and receiving little or unequal return for their efforts. They have “kicked off...
Guiding Words

Guiding Words Anyone?

Clarity. Alignment. Intensity. Neat words, right? Microsoft realized it was time to step it up. Re-energize how it does business. So a few years back...

A “No” Answer? It’s Not The End of The World!

The last thing any entrepreneur wants to hear when asking an investor for money to get “the big idea” off the ground is the...

Why It’s So Important To Tell “Your Story”

Since before writing was invented, humans shared stories orally.  Ancient Chinese, Egyptians, Indians and others told their stories and created myths and legends through...

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...

How You Can Help Nurture Your Kid’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

The old adage is, “go to school, get good grades, and get a job.”  Is that the best we can encourage our children to...

Top 5 Social Media Management Tools #TechTuesday

DID YOU KNOW: 62% OF SMALL BUSINESSES USE SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT TOOLS TO MEASURE THEIR SUCCESS ONLINE. Social media is extremely time consuming and for...

It’s Not So Bad Being An Introvert: Myth Or Fact?

In many ways, our modern society is biased against introverts, especially in Western culture.  Our image of a successful person is essentially the “Man...
Instagram Stories: The Video Revolution #TechTuesday

Instagram Stories: The Video Revolution #TechTuesday

DID YOU KNOW: INSTAGRAM’S PER-FOLLOWING ENGAGEMENT RATE IS 58 TIMES HIGHER THAN FACEBOOK?! Instagram are back with a brand new feature that most small businesses...
5 Tips to Hook Your Reader with a Compelling LinkedIn Summary Section

5 Tips to Hook Your Reader with a Compelling 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...
Twitter Features

7 Secret Twitter Features You Should Be Using #TechTuesday

DID YOU KNOW: A DAY’S WORTH OF TWEETS WOULD FILL A 10 MILLION PAGE BOOK?! I have always said that Twitter is my favourite network....

Signs You Are A Micromanager And How To Stop

  If you’re like many Entrepreneurs, one of the reasons you said goodbye to the corporate rat-race was “freedom.”  The freedom to be your own...
Think Makeup Does Not Matter

Think Makeup Does Not Matter! Think Again! Makeup is A Flawless...

Prejudice does not wear makeup. It is naked and well alive in our society. Prejudice does not need foundation to hide imperfections. Prejudice does...
Stay-At-Home Parents

The Toughest Leadership Role: Stay-At-Home Parents

True leaders wear comfortable clothes, often work late hours, and unfortunately lack a great deal of public recognition. These leaders are not celebrities, imposed...

That Powerful “Aha Moment” May Be Your Best Solution

You’re faced with a seemingly unsolvable problem.  A modern day Gordian Knot for which there seems to be no solution.  At first, when faced...
Emotional intelligence: Boosting Your Emotional Quotient (EQ)

Emotional intelligence: Boosting Your Emotional Quotient (EQ)

Emotional Quotient (EQ) refers to the capacity of an individual to understand others, what drives them, what makes them tick, and how they can...

You’re Doing it Wrong! How to Blog in 2016.

Forget Everything you know About Blogging With over 78% of consumers stating that they trust brands who provide customized content, it’s no surprise that so...
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...
The Science Behind Social Media Decision Making

The Science Behind Social Media Decision Making [Part 1]

DID YOU KNOW: 71% OF CONSUMERS ARE LIKELY TO PURCHASE AN ITEM BASED ON SOCIAL MEDIA RECOMMENDATIONS? What people say on social media about your...
The Art of Conscious Impulse Surrender

The Art of Conscious Impulse Surrender

Yes, I’m biased. I’m a former theatre guy. I think of this as I stumble on an article about improvisation in, of all places, the...
The Reasons For and Against Joining Co-Working Space

The Reasons For and Against Joining Co-Working Space

Co-working offices are popping up across the globe, and they seem to have a high appeal in the eyes of modern businessmen. But are...
Give Yourself the Gift of Human Connection

Give Yourself the Gift of Human Connection

Have you ever noticed that when you give to others you feel better about yourself? There’s a reason for that. As human beings, we’re hard...
The Power Of Hashtags On Twitter

#TechTuesday : The Power Of Hashtags On Twitter [Infographic]

DID YOU KNOW: THERE ARE 500 MILLION TWEETS SENT A DAY… THAT’S 6,000 TWEETS A SECOND! I remember the day Twitter joined Facebook in the...
Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Designing A Website + Templates

Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Designing A Website + Templates

DID YOU KNOW: 39% OF INTERNET USERS WILL STOP ENGAGING WITH A WEBSITE IF IMAGES TAKE TOO LONG TO LOAD, OR THE DESIGN IS...
This guy made a million dollars as a travel blogger

This guy made a million dollars as a travel blogger

There can't be many full-time bloggers in the world who employ wealth managers. Johnny Ward, a 32-year-old Irishman intent on "living life with passion," is...
Funding Consultant

Seize The Day…Be Inspired!

“You must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at...
7 Reasons Why Your LinkedIn Profile Does Not Get Views

7 Reasons Why Your LinkedIn Profile Does Not Get Views

25 million LinkedIn profiles are viewed every day, one in three professionals on the planet are on LinkedIn and 2 new users join every...
How to Write Content

How to Write Content that Gets Over 100,000 Views (a Formula...

What if I told you that there’s a formula that you can use to repeatedly write an article that gets 100,000 views, or more?...
Achieve It

Redefining Success – in 7 Dimensions

Money, status, assets, power!  They’re the markers of success, right? Certainly that’s how I measured success for a long time.  I had a successful business...
5-Top-Trends-in-Social-Media-2016

5 Top Trends in Social Media [2016]

DID YOU KNOW: AROUND 84% OF COMMUNICATION WILL BE VISUAL BY 2018? DID YOU KNOW: 95% OF B2B BUYERS PREFER SHORT, BITE-SIZED CONTENT DID YOU KNOW:...
The Virtue Of Elephant Leadership And Why It Matters

The Virtue Of Elephant Leadership And Why It Matters

Since the days of the ancient Greek historian Pliny, humans have been fascinated by the mighty elephant.  Pliny once wrote that the elephant was...
Microsoft announces new data protection tool to help enterprises secure their data

Microsoft announces new data protection tool to help enterprises secure their...

Microsoft today announced a new project that aims to help enterprises protect their data as it moves between servers and devices. The new Azure Information...
How are Millennials Changing the Business World

How are Millennials Changing the Business World

A shout-out to all the amazingly capable, courageous individuals out there who are, despite the current state of the economy, fighting for the ongoing...
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...
Tesla made a $2.8 billion offer to buy SolarCity

Tesla made a $2.8 billion offer to buy SolarCity

Tesla made a $2.8 billion offer to buy SolarCity. Both are Elon Musk’s companies (he owns 21% of Tesla and 22% of SolarCity). US electric...
Introducing Audience Targeting on Pinterest

#TechTuesday: Introducing Audience Targeting on Pinterest

DID YOU KNOW: IMAGES THAT CONTAIN MULTIPLE DOMINANT COLOURS (RED, YELLOW, BLUE) GET OVER 3% MORE MORE REPINS, THAN IMAGES WITH JUST ONE DOMINANT...
China builds world's most powerful computer

China builds world’s most powerful computer

A new supercomputer from China has topped the latest list of the world's most powerful machines. The 93 petaflop Sunway TaihuLight is installed at the...
Creating And Building Long Term Clients

LinkedIn Relationships: Creating And Building Long Term Clients

DID YOU KNOW: 80% OF B2B SOCIAL MEDIA LEADS COME FROM LINKEDIN? Having a LinkedIn profile doesn’t mean you are just representing yourself; you are...
LinkedIn Etiquette

LinkedIn Etiquette: The Do’s And Don’ts

DID YOU KNOW: UPDATES WITH PHOTOS GET 14X MORE VIEWS? When it comes to LinkedIn etiquette, there are some things that businesses owners need to...

Diversity In The Work Place:  Does It Help or Hurt Business?...

There’s no question that diversity in the workplace is a noble goal.  There is a lot to be said in favor of it.  Yet,...
SEO-Strategy-Getting-Images-on-the-1st-Page-of-Google

[SEO Strategy] Getting Images on the 1st Page of Google

IF A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSANDS WORDS, HOW MUCH IS AN OPTIMISED PICTURE WORTH? Whilst I can be found quite easily on google search...
investors

Looking For An Investor For Your Venture? Read This!

Starting your own business can be terrifying at times, especially once you start actually hiring people.  Before that point, it’s an adventure with a...

5 Social Media Experts Share Their Secrets To Success

72% OF ALL INTERNET USERS ARE NOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA BUT HOW MANY OF THE 72% REALLY, TRULY UNDERSTAND HOW TO USE EACH SOCIAL...

Dealing With Narcissistic Leaders!

Narcissistic leadership is a leadership style in which the leader is only interested in him or herself. Their priority is themselves - at the expense of their...

7 key traits it takes to be a ‘multi-preneur’

As an executive coach working with innovators and influencers, I’ve been engaged by several multi-preneurs over the years. Each time I’ve been fascinated with...

Instagram Redefined; New Branding and Analytics Insight #TechTuesday

Raise your hand if you’re not a fan of Instagram’s new branding. My hand is raised, however I wanted to do a bit of research, and...

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...

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,...

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...

Charge the Trust Battery

Trust is ephemeral. Hard to describe, harder to quantify. It is also not easy to talk about. And yet, every relationship – professional and personal...

Putting Your Creativity to Work for You

Your creativity can serve you and your business. When tricky scenarios start to play in your head, remake the movie to guide you to...

Have Seductive Clarity or be Doomed!

“It doesn’t take any more effort to dream a big dream than it takes to dream a small dream.” General Wesley Clark, Former Head of...

Best Times To Post On Social Media

Do you know the best times to post on social media for each specific network? Social media is great, but it will only provide results...

Is It Worth Starting A Home Based Internet Business?

There are no specific requirements for starting your own internet business. But it''s surprising how so many people think and talk about their intentions...

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How To Create Successful Habits

Find out how forming the right habits can literally make you or break you. You will find out the reason why bad habits are...

9 tips for surviving the ‘noise’ in business

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...
5 Reason you should Start a Business While in College

5 Reason you should Start a Business While in College

Many people would advise you to give all your focus to your studies and the livelihood will sort itself out once you graduate. The...

How To Land Your First Million Dollar Contract in Africa

If you have businesses in around the world and you haven’t thought of moving into Africa, then you need to reconsider you strategies. In an...

When We Hit the Mental Wall

You know you’re smart. You know on any given day you’re able to figure it out. But today, just for today, your brain is...