10 ways to get a business adrenaline rush

I bore myself (and others probably) by saying that ‘It’s not a rehearsal’ Sometimes it’s hard to make every day at work exciting, exhilarating or downright inspiring, however, if you work for yourself (doing what you enjoy and having complete control over your time and resources) means that you can have a damn good try. […]

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If you don't ask, you don't get

How to ask good questions… My dad has taught me from an early age that if you don’t ask, you don’t get. Asking a client for the deal, asking a partner for a better deal or asking brave questions to a prospect normally yield interesting and unexpected results. Sadly most people start with the premise that […]

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Do you just belong?

Saw this poem pinned up the other day on a sports club noticeboard and it resonated with me… Do you stand on the sidelines looking in or do you participate and get involved? It’s too easy to just watch from afar. Sure, it’s hard putting your head above the parapet – there are trolls and […]

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Inspirational pinboard #5 – The journey

“There is no finish line. So, love the journey” How many days do you leave your desk, not finished for the day? You’ve not done everything you’d hoped. You feel disappointed in yourself. Why? Because you have high expectations and tomorrow is already full. Don’t be disappointed. There’s rarely a natural finishing point to a […]

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The inspirational pinboard #4 – Taking risk

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk.” Not sending that email, not making that speech, not creating that product or not having an opinion makes life much less risky. Peering over the edge is scary. There will be detractors, competitors and trolls fighting against you, wherever you make yourself heard. Life however, is short. […]

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10 tips for awesome screen capture videos

A great way to get your message (and personality) across Screen cams / screencaptures / screenflows are all around us. People are all too keen on YouTube to show us the latest and greatest software, however in far too many cases, where people just aren’t familiar with producing videos, they’re more likely to default to […]

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Alternatives to PowerPoint

Before I start, I’ve nothing against the software, nor the producer of it. The issue I have is how it’s used, and how it’s taken over our lives. I’ve spent the last 10 years helping people deliver their messages to internal and external audiences – so I guess you could say I’ve seen and experienced […]

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How to conduct an interview like a pro

Testimonials are an essential part of your sales strategy   This week I’ve conducted interviews on behalf of one of my clients with three of their customers in Stuttgart, Brussels and Barcelona. Today I do an interview in Colorado and next week I will conducting around 25 different interviews on a temporary green screen studio […]

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The inspirational pinboard #3 – Holiday wisdom

“If you don’t take holidays, because you can’t afford to leave your business, you’re crazy.” If you don’t take a break, you slowly start to hate your life and your business. It creeps up on you and whilst you are saying you are too busy to go away, you start producing average, uninspiring work, because […]

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The inspirational pinboard #2 – Entrepreneurship

“Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled.” Every time you want to make important decisions, there are two possible courses of action: You can look at the array of choices that present themselves, pick the best available option and try to make it fit. Or, you can do what the […]

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