Author Archives: warren

Spam, Junk & Cold Calling… It’s Time To Be Innovative With Your Marketing!

I love spam! Well not excessive repeat of the same products but I am fascinated by other businesses marketing messages. In the UK we detest being sold too, where as selling is a respected profession in other cultures, why is that? I believe it is becoming increasingly harder to get noticed In business today, traditional…

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Social Media Lessons From The P0rn Industry

One from the archives… written in 2006 Last week I was invited to speak at a 4Networking breakfast event in Southend as I was in the area working with Sarah Arrow on our new ebook Zero to Blogger .I decided to do something a little different for my presentation inspired by a video I watched by Ed Celis earlier this year…

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Mixing Business & Pleasure Online – Reputation Matters

<strong>Another from the Archives – Written years ago! How is your reputation effected by the content you share online?</strong> I get asked a lot when speaking about whether people should mix business with their private lives when it comes to online networking. People are concerned that clients may see something which may show them in…

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Conversations Create Opportunities

Social media for me is all about starting conversations. From conversations come new relationships, knowledge and opportunities! Or to quote a cliche… from small acorns grow mighty oaks! I have noticed that conversations can go off in many directions depending on the environment. For example if I were to discuss politics in the pub with…

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8 Simple Ways to Manage Your Professional Reputation

It was Warren Buffet who said “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” This has never been more true than today in the digital age we live in. Employers today are using social media sites and search engines to…

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How to sound smart, even if you have nothing to say!

This has to be one of my favourite TED talks and a bit of fun for the weekend. Will Stephen, professional comedian shares foolproof presentation skills to make you sound brilliant, even if you are literally saying nothing. Although there are some real lessons in there if you look hard enough.

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Travel Productivity – 5 Tips for Focused Working Whilst on the Move

Several months ago I was behind on writing my new book, understandably my publisher was starting to gently apply the pressure to get it finished. You see I am cursed. Cursed with the concentration span of a goldfish. Cursed to continuously start new things before I have finished the last job. I came to realise…

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Resilience & Reputation – Lessons From Failing

  Have you ever felt sorry for yourself when things haven’t gone your way? Have you avoided difficult conversations only to damage your reputation further by not addressing the issue? Story Having run my own businesses for over 25 years I have seen some ups and downs in my time. We have experienced some brilliant successes…

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Give Your Customers What They Want!

Several years ago my wife and I visited the City of Bath to spend the day sight seeing, shopping and enjoying some of the culinary delights on offer. Eventually, early evening we decided on dinner at the Firehouse Rotisserie and sat down to order our meal. Before I had a chance to study the menu I was asked…

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13 Tips to Make Networking Less Intimidating

The majority of people who are new to networking are intimidated by it. There is a vulnerability about walking into a room full of strangers and having to introduce yourself. The fear of being judged, fear of saying something stupid, blowing an opportunity, not being liked etc. rattle around in the majority of people’s heads.…

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