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9 03, 2015

Twitter is just a sophisticated pub

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

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 [...]

16 02, 2015

Let me tell you a story

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

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 [...]

20 01, 2015

The best project

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

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 [...]

12 03, 2014

Alyson Reay: Email Marketing Award Winner

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:38+00:00 March 12th, 2014|Marketing|0 Comments

As an advocate of regular emailing to customers, I was both surprised and delighted to have an email drop in my inbox yesterday, telling me I am a Constant Contact 2013 All Star Award Winner! Alyson Reay - Email Marketing award It's always great to have our efforts recognised, and I know my [...]

18 06, 2013

Will it build goodwill?

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:39+00:00 June 18th, 2013|Networking & Social Media|0 Comments

I have been doing a lot of networking over the last few months, which has brought me into contact with many new people. Strangers at first, I have felt a great deal of goodwill from these people, and many relationships are now developing into friendship. It can be a lonely business working on your own, [...]

8 06, 2013

Guest blog – communication is key

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:39+00:00 June 8th, 2013|Featured businesses, Guest blogs|0 Comments

This week, I welcome Amanda Weller, guest blogging for me, with her thoughts on communication. Amanda is a highly qualified BodyTalk Practitioner and Reflexologist. She practices through her own business, Quantum Being, based in Surrey. Many months ago, Alyson invited me to do a blog for her.  What to write, I wondered... Then it struck [...]