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How can I find time for online work?
04 Jul 2012
and the last question for today - how DO you find time to keep up with all the online things you are supposed to? check out Graham Jones thoughts <a h...
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What's the media pulse of your organisation?
04 Jul 2012
Its a day of questions - check out this rel=...
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Questionnaire - Are e.mails driving you crazy?
04 Jul 2012
I love 'tests' and questionnaires, and have gathered quite a few on The Corporate Toolbox site which have been gathering dust. So thought I'd share on...
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If you ever feel you have nothing, watch this video clip
03 Jul 2012
A young boy, abandoned and sold; abused and neglected. LISTEN TO H...
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What do customers REALLY want?
03 Jul 2012
Every month (or so) I do a coffee break chat with a colleague. This month we were talking about building better relationships with your customers. Che...
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My husband had a stroke last week - what a terrifying experience
27 Jun 2012
Fortunately I was still at home when it happened, I was literally 30 minutes away from heading off to a team engagement, and he would have been on his...
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What a waste of time and money the recent 'climate change' summit was!
26 Jun 2012
Why do people bother going to these things, racking up pollution as they fly to such events when they have NO intention of doing anything differently?...
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Are you guilty of sending mixed messages?
26 Jun 2012
I guess we all do it at times - say one thing yet give off the vibe of something completely different. And the people we are communicating with know t...
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Ever had the urge for a fish and chip ice cream? Me neither
26 Jun 2012
Even when we are pregnant and have unusual cravings, I can't see fish and chip flavoured ice cream being top of ANYONE's fantasy list. Bu...
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Nothing is more certain - there's turbulence ahead
14 Jun 2012
I can't believe how so many countries managed to create so much mess. Greece looks to be a gonner; Spain may not be far behind - Cyprus is holding on ...
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Do you keep going come 'rain, hail or shine'?
14 Jun 2012
John Blake lost his young wife to cancer. He is now bringing up his two children single handed; yet no matter what - he keeps believing in his passion...
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Want to know how to get your HR programmes approved?
13 Jun 2012
Sadly in a downturn the first thing that gets cancelled is ALL TRAINING!! So sad - businesses should never stop training their staff. h...
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Business owners should NEVER be normal!
13 Jun 2012
Most business failures happen not because of poor products or services, but because they get stuck doing what they've always done. If you don't questi...
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You have the power, every minute every hour
11 Jun 2012
This is a presentation I'm doing for a local college and it reminded me that our latest coffee chat was exactly to do withhttp://www.youtube....
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Want 5 easy ways to add value to your presentations?
10 Jun 2012
After 25+ years of presenting, I never get tired of it, however, I have to make sure my presentations don't LOOK tired. I used to be a wh...
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Want to know how to deal with abrasive leaders?
28 May 2012
We've just uploaded a whole raft of new (and free) e-books - so thought these three would be good reference material: 1. http://...
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Are you bored with your own marketing?
28 May 2012
Marketing is the most important thing we do - but every now and again we all stop 'seeing' our marketing, we run out of words or new ways to entice ou...
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Do you 'get' the absolute power of having 'purpose'?
28 May 2012
I feel sad for our parents and grandparents, mostly they didn't have or even expect to have a sense of purpose. But my generation, and my children and...
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Successful business owners respond differently
28 May 2012
I'm always fascinated in 'down' times (and boy is this turning out to be a loooong 'down' time) how some business flourish rather than fade away.<br /...
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Check my latest coffee break chat - not to skite rather so you can get some great tools
24 May 2012
Once a month a colleague and I get together and do a coffe chat which we then post on Youtube...
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