Category Archives: Relationships

Networking at Business Events

Over the last 15 years I have delivered keynotes at a number of different business events. From conferences to exhibitions, networking events to dinners, team meetings to awards ceremonies. A particular favourite of mine are business exhibitions, I just love the energy in the room, people hustling, inspiring speakers, but there is one thing that…

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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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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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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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The Importance of a Network

Your network is the most powerful asset you have for creating opportunity and becoming more successful. I believe the calibre of people you associate with, will not only reflect on you, but will have a direct impact on your opportunities. **This blog post is for people who are new to networking or want to know exactly…

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