About Alyson Reay

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My personal travel insights

A request to talk about some travel insights you say? When my friend - Paula Gardner, of Scarlet Thinking - and fellow member of London business club Sister Snog asked me to share some memories of my travel experiences, I think she already knew this was one of my favourite subjects! How kind to indulge me... [...]

By |2017-05-23T09:45:37+00:00May 1st, 2016|In the media|0 Comments

Like a kid in a sweet shop

My name is Alyson, and I am a stationery addict. Always have been. It has been said that I'm like a kid in a sweet shop, except it's stationery. The adrenaline rushes and my eyes dart over the beautiful illustrations, I feel the crisp card in my hands and covet beautiful pens in gorgeous colours. [...]

By |2017-05-23T09:45:37+00:00April 24th, 2016|Marketing, ThisisNessie Surrey|0 Comments

Women in Work after the age of 50

When I saw a journalist seeking case studies for an article about age discrimination in the workplace I knew I had a story to tell. Lucy Handley was writing a feature for High50.com about the difficulties facing the over-fifties on the job market. Add in being a woman over 50 and the UK government unemployment figures [...]

By |2017-05-23T09:45:38+00:00February 22nd, 2016|In the media|0 Comments

Have you tried the new Twitter poll?

Engaging your audience on Social Media is a challenge for many businesses. It's so easy to broadcast messages about you and your business, but you will find you get little back from your audience. I spend a lot of time talking with businesses about how they can make their own content more 'shareable' and more [...]

By |2017-05-23T09:45:38+00:00October 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Twitter is just a sophisticated pub

When I was studying for my MBA as a mature student, I was often drawn to Peter Drucker's words, particularly on marketing and communication. I was reminded of Drucker last week at The Social Media Summit organised and hosted by Nicky Kriel*. The memory was triggered by the asssertion that: "Twitter is just a sophisticated pub." Thomas Power** Whether [...]

By |2017-05-23T09:45:38+00:00March 9th, 2015|Networking & Social Media|0 Comments

Let me tell you a story

Storytelling is a timeless, ageless skill. Most of us will remember how we sat as children at story time, cross-legged on the floor entranced by a good storyteller. Even those little fidgets with a short attention span were drawn in, completely captivated. And what about that book you just can't put down, reading 'just one more' chapter [...]

By |2017-05-23T09:45:38+00:00February 16th, 2015|Marketing, Networking & Social Media|0 Comments

The best project

I've spent my life prioritising other people, and other people's feelings, over my own. Do I want a medal? No, this is not something to be proud of... This approach meant that I was constantly torn in different directions, in my personal life and in my business life. How many number one priorities can one [...]

By |2017-05-23T09:45:38+00:00January 20th, 2015|Motivation, The best of the rest|0 Comments
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