25 06, 2012

A novice’s guide to Social Media: 5 basic questions to ask yourself before posting your update

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:44+00:00 June 25th, 2012|Networking & Social Media|0 Comments

For me one of the joys of Twitter is the great articles that are shared amongst the online community. And one particular link really hit the spot for me when I clicked on it recently – it led to this somewhat tongue-in-cheek illustration of when and where to post status updates. Out of this I [...]

17 06, 2012

How to build RAPPORT into your Strategic Marketing Campaign.

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:44+00:00 June 17th, 2012|Featured businesses, Guest blogs, Marketing|0 Comments

Applying a little strategic thinking to your marketing campaign can be challenging. It can be tempting to jump straight to tactics when you think you have a great idea or really believe in your product or service. However, the old saying still rings true that “those who fail to plan, plan to fail” I spent [...]

13 06, 2012

Celebrating the wins

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:44+00:00 June 13th, 2012|Featured businesses, Motivation|0 Comments

It was a pleasure to be invited to help The Hothouse Café proprietors, Paul, Tory and Becky, and their staff celebrate their move into the newly restored Hothouse at The Medicine Garden* in Cobham. Located in the former walled kitchen gardens to the neighbouring Victorian Cobham Park House, The Medicine Garden is a truly magical [...]

11 06, 2012

Lucky pants

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:44+00:00 June 11th, 2012|Motivation|0 Comments

Reports in the weekend’s newspapers about the recent study by Maryanne Garry and Robert Michael of Victoria University of Wellington, along with Irving Kirsch of Harvard Medical School caught my eye.* They write about the links between ‘suggestion, cognition, and behaviour’ or in other words how what is suggested to us, whether deliberate or non-deliberate, [...]

6 06, 2012

Musings of a novice networker

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:44+00:00 June 6th, 2012|Networking & Social Media|0 Comments

Most people I meet on the networking circuit clearly know the power of networking, understanding that people buy from people they like, and that the know-like-trust continuum works in a business relationship as well as it does in any social relationship. After all that is why everyone is there, isn’t it?  Well, maybe not.  I [...]