“Wrong Sort of Snow!”

“Wrong sort of snow” This was a famous British Rail or maybe London Underground (and overground) announcement in the UK once. We had the unusual event of wet slushy snow that caused the electric trains to fail to pick up and connect with the live track and not be able to run. It of course caused commuter nightmare journeys and many a recall of “Do you remember the day when?”… Read More »“Wrong Sort of Snow!”

Have You Thought of Re-Naming Yourself?

Unless you have erased Facebook from your world you can’t help to have noticed the announcement last week about their changing the company name to Meta. We can all speculate as to the reason behind this, beyond the inevitable PR spin from Facebook, and perhaps tie it back to the bad press and coverage they have been receiving lately. But there is a lot more to the name change than… Read More »Have You Thought of Re-Naming Yourself?

5 Personal Brand Lessons for You From Halloween

Halloween was not a celebration for me growing up in the UK. In fact, it was never even on our radar as kids. The big fall event for us was always Guy Fawkes Day on November 5th. This is a classic British, slightly twisted, celebration of religion-inspired attempts to blow up the government and execute the conspirators and involves large fires, burning human effigies and setting off huge amounts of… Read More »5 Personal Brand Lessons for You From Halloween

Are You Meeting in Person Again?

This past week I had the almost forgotten pleasure of attending a live event. It was a comedy night, which probably was even more attractive to many who attended given we have not had a lot to laugh about over the last 18 months. Initially, it felt a little disconcerting, sitting next to someone I did not know. Of course, everyone was masked and vaccination status had been checked at… Read More »Are You Meeting in Person Again?

The Top Business Skill You Don’t Use Enough

The storm that blew through Bruce County a few weeks ago left a trail of downed trees including 7 on my partner’s property. It’s always a shame to see any tree disappear because of the benefit they have on the environment and we will be replacing them x3 at least. What it did mean was a lot of lumber that needed cutting up, chopping and splitting. Of course, this wood… Read More »The Top Business Skill You Don’t Use Enough

When is a Good Time to be Thankful?

I do like the occasional slice of pumpkin pie but definitely not one of those people who go crazy over the pumpkin spice latte options! How about you – anything and everything pumpkin or can you leave it? Here in Canada this weekend it is Thanksgiving. This is not a celebration we had in the UK, although there was always a harvest festival of some sort. I have always wondered… Read More »When is a Good Time to be Thankful?

This is ‘No Time to Die’

Last week I posted a poll on social media asking for people’s choice on the next James Bond. I also asked for one of the options whether it was time for a female Bond? Daniel Craig doesn’t think there should be by the way. Of the two names I picked, 38% preferred George Clooney and 29% Jennifer Lawrence. Whilst not statistically significant it was interesting to see some of the… Read More »This is ‘No Time to Die’

3 Steps to Help Stop This Year Being a Turkey For You

I couldn’t quite believe my eyes on a run the other morning through the streets of Hamilton. I knew the days were drawing in and so the light was less, but I could see this black mass running toward me on the sidewalk. My first thought was ‘skunk’! I was ready to turn around or sprint across the road. But it was too big and it certainly did not have… Read More »3 Steps to Help Stop This Year Being a Turkey For You

Are You Using These Visuals in Your Marketing?

The old saying of a picture tells a thousand words rang true when I walked into the washrooms at the golf clubhouse. It’s been fun this summer to pick up golf clubs again after a decade of not playing. Part of the reason was a reward to me and the other was finding a social and networking outlet that could still be done safely. A bonus was I found visual… Read More »Are You Using These Visuals in Your Marketing?

Pat a Cake, Pat a Cake, Personal Brand

I love a slice of fresh fruit pie as much as the next person. If it’s rhubarb and there is a little whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on it, so much the better. It gives you that warm, homely feeling, like something you know well. By the way, did you know Fortinos the grocers do baked half pies? Which would be different of course from half-baked pies! How cool… Read More »Pat a Cake, Pat a Cake, Personal Brand