Sunday, May 28, 2017
Personal Development

Personal Development

Unless a person commits to continual growth, success is likely to become complacency.

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...
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...
Your Job is Like Cake

Your Job is Like Cake

Do you like cake? I love cake.  Give me a piece of cake, and I’m happy. A good job is kind of like cake.  One piece...
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...
Quick Fixes for Resume Don’ts

Quick Fixes for Resume Don’ts

I don’t know about you but when I try something for the first time and get it wrong, I need someone to point out...
The Three “Apologies” That Makes Things Worse

The Three “Apologies” That Makes Things Worse

Sorry.  Not sorry.  We’re all familiar with the non-apology, people who toss off “I’m sorry” without meaning it or understanding how their actions affect...
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...
A Lucky Story about Yes and No

A Lucky Story about Yes and No

Years ago, I worked for a company that was a local affiliate of a very big multinational. At different stages of my career at that...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

HOW TO

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 Soft Skill of Problem-Solving

Was Problem-Solving on your list of soft skills? I can’t say that it was originally on mine. Why is that? I think that we...

Me, my selfie and die

Dying to take a selfie? Think again. It may be more dangerous than you imagine. True fact? More people have been killed taking selfies...

Top 20 Black Friday Shopping Tips to Snag the Best Deals

As the holiday season quickly approaches, so too does the biggest shopping day of the year: Black Friday! I was introduced to Black Friday years...
What is your niche

What is your niche?

One of the advantages of being an independent coach is that I get to connect with other coaches around the world, usually using either...