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?
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’
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
Meeting someone in person and leaving a lasting impression is tough in today’s go-go, short attention span, digitally-driven world. You may even dread the networking event or professional conference precisely because of that reason. This is often because we are told too many inconsistencies or the latest gimmicks when it comes to saying who we are and what we do – commonly known as the Elevator Pitch. These often sound… Read More »Is It What You Say or How You Say It?
It was Heraclitus, the pre-Socractic Greek philosopher who said that “Change is the only constant in life” and I am beginning to think this must be LinkedIn’s tagline or mission statement! LinkedIn has been on a tear for quite sometime hinting about or making changes, tweaks and improvements and some unnecessary or at least not urgent changes too! Even though you might just have got to the point of having… Read More »Have You Suddenly Become Invisible on LinkedIn?
Going into a meeting with or sending an e-mail to someone you don’t know can be a daunting proposition. So what do you do? Usually, the default now is to check out their social media profiles, website if they have one or other online resources. But Googling someone only gets you so far. With the advances in technology you would think (or hope) that perhaps you could find out a little bit… Read More »What Would You Like to Know About Someone Before You Meet Them?
Do the holidays already seem a fading memory? Last years work and business success or impact might already be a distant memory too. If the end of 2018 for you was anything like it is for many of us, you found yourself having to try and wrap up some key projects, drive in some final numbers, perhaps even complete performance reviews and other year-end tasks. Then, before you can catch… Read More »ONLY Do These 7 Things in 2019
The demise of video happened a few years ago. I wrote about it here on this blog. Well, at least the video cassette and the bankruptcy of Blockbuster. “Internet Killed the Video Star” Even the big local video and DVD store in my hometown, that was hanging on and hanging on, has finally succumbed to the onslaught of streaming entertainment. BUT, of course, it does not mean video is dead. Far… Read More »The #1 Action to Boost Your Personal Brand in 2019
LinkedIn can be a frustrating beast at the best of times. The platform has numerous glitches and errors that need addressing, some of them have been going on for months. And then on the other hand they launch a new feature which you have to question the purpose or the value of, like this latest one in the posting into your newsfeed. This is being rolled out fairly rapidly so… Read More »Did you see this new LinkedIn posting feature?
I am certainly thankful for many things, including the opportunity to drop into your busy lives and share a little of what I feel might help you with your careers and lives. Once the big holiday south of the border is over (Happy Thanksgiving to all my US readers by the way) and you have resisted, as best you can, all the temptation of Black Friday and Cyber Monday there… Read More »What has your personal brand got to be thankful for?