Setback Quotes Setbacks do not define me, they merely nudge me in a new direction You have to keep pushing towards those dreams no matter what setbacks happen. Leaders must pick causes they wont abandon easily, remain committed despite setbacks and communicate their big ideas over and over again in every encounter. You will find […]
Introducing Flow States to Help You Perform at Your Best at Crucial Moments in Your Life and Business
Create Resilience in Your Business to Perform Better for Longer I wanted to dedicate a chapter of my blog to helping you perform at your best because self motivation and creating situations where you can thrive is extremely important. Too often our business owners are stressed out, working far too many hours and not enjoying the […]
Dealing with Problems When someone says they have a problem. Skip it and address the real issue – For example: Problem = I don’t have enough money for marketing Real Problem = I have taken too much out of the business and spent it on things other than marketing When a product or something […]
The Top 29 Tips from the Most Successful Entrepreneurs. After reading hundreds of books and articles, I’ve put together the top 29 tips from the world’s most successful entrepreneurs. This is the raw list, no editing. Set aside one day a month to go through your finances WITHOUT FAIL Add value Progress = Happiness, […]
Intentional Immersion Intentional immersion in something allows you to learn it much faster. i.e if you want to learn a language go to that country for a few years. If you want to learn snow boarding you are much better off doing five days in a row than one day every week for five weeks. […]
Specialisation When you are the XYZ guy this opens doors that are closed to others, if you are the specialist in selling high value real estate you are far more likely to get that high value real estate to sell than someone who is not. If you are a specialist mechanic for European cars then […]
GROW Model for Coaching Learn the GROW model for coaching GOAL – What do you want to achieve REALITY – What is happening now OPTIONS – What could you do WILL – What will you do Another refactoring of the grow model Write down your current situation, then your preferred future. Then work out what […]
The Ten Vital KPI’s any E-commerce Marketer should know ROI – Revenue / Costs YOY – Year on year growth – Last Year / This Year CLV – Customer Lifetime Value – Profit / Customer / Year x number of years AOV – Average Order Value – Average Revenue / Customers CR – Conversion […]
Search Engine Optimisation Page titles appropriate – wrap in <H1> Tags. Google displays the first 50-60 characters of the title tag in search. Have a fast loading site – the faster the better Mention target keyword in title Create useful content Put the keyword in the first 100 words website must be mobile responsive Your […]
Writing Fantastic Content Online Whether you are writing content for your website, your social media, your local newspaper or anything else, content follows basically the same rules. If it is not relevant to the reader, if it’s not of value to them, you can forget people reading it. The Six Reasons Your Content is Failing […]
Building Your Influence Without the ability to influence people you don’t have any potential to create a sustainable business. If you can’t influence your suppliers to give you product at a better rate your competitors will out price you, if you can’t influence your potential customers to change who they usually deal with to […]
The Five biggest, most embarrassing stuff ups I’ve made in public speaking and what you can learn from them.
The Five biggest, most embarrassing stuff ups I’ve made in public speaking and what you can learn from them. If you have ever spoken in front of an audience you will be aware of times when you have made a mistake, sometimes just you will be aware of it, sometimes it’s the audience that […]
This one thing can be the difference between success or failure in your work or business – Your ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
The difference between an untrained speaker and a trained speaker is like the difference between a first aider and a master surgeon. No matter how many times the first aider performs CPR they will never comprehend what it takes to perform surgery. In order to captivate audiences, increase your business, ramp up your career and […]
Does impromptu speaking have you shaking in your boots? Here is 5 easy steps to rocking out that impromptu speech.
Does impromptu speaking have you shaking in your boots hoping you’ll never get chosen to talk ad-lib in front of an audience? Here is 3 easy steps to rocking out that impromptu speech. When you’ve just been unexpectedly handed the responsibility of standing in front of an audience and talking about something, this is how […]
How to look instantly more professional in front of your audience and as a result gain greater credibility and engagement with a simple pause.
How to look instantly more professional in front of your audience and as a result gain greater credibility and engagement with a simple pause. The humble pause is arguably the single most powerful item in a speaker’s repertoire. You can have the greatest voice, the most exquisite grasp of language, the confidence born of a […]
The top 5 reasons why your PowerPoint presentation’s put audiences to sleep and ruin a good presentation. Here’s what you can do to fix them.
The top 5 reasons why your PowerPoint presentation’s put audiences to sleep and ruin a good presentation. Here’s what you can do to fix them. I’ve been to hundreds of presentations and without a doubt, PowerPoint (or it’s mac equivalent) is the most abused piece of software on the planet. For some reason, when people […]
Here’s an advanced topic for speakers and presenters. Rise to the top by adding CREAM to your presentations and speeches.
Language is a beautiful thing, and mastering the fine art of getting your point across in a meaningful and memorable way is the craft of an artisan. If you can produce beautiful simple language, you can create your own symphony that works in perfect harmony. Speeches become enthralling and what you have to say somehow […]
How to save Thousands, if not Millions of Dollars with Project Product Descriptions. If businesses running projects just did this one small thing it would save them thousands (and sometimes millions) of dollars in budget overruns and lost opportunities. This is because product descriptions give you a focus and force contractors to build to your […]
How to tell if Cloud is Right for You and Your Business Cloud is a complex topic, there up’s and down’s. Pro’s and Con’s. With Cloud Services, some are good, some are bad, some are average. There is a lot of marketing hype out there about cloud at the moment (and has been for a […]
Seven Factors influencing your Vocal Health and your ability to project your voice, preventing you from speaking well
Seven Factors influencing your ability to project your voice and preventing you from speaking well. Many of you who know me, will know that due to the amount of speaking I was doing, I had vocal issues for a couple of years including vocal chord lesions that prevented my ability to speak for long […]
7 supercharged techniques on how to use body language when speaking If you have been to a few conferences, seen some keynotes, endured a few hours of rhetoric you have probably seen all manner of stage antics, from the sweaty bloke pounding the stage back and forth like he’s getting his weekly power walk […]
Power Statistics. – How to add statistics or figures to your presentations and speeches. It’s been said you can use evidence to prove anything and you can prove anything with evidence. Numbers, facts, evidence. Statistics add credibility and authenticity to your speaking topics but used incorrectly and you will reduce your impact and possibly bore […]
Speaking to an Audience is an Art and Reading to one is a Skill you must Practice in order to Stay Connected! Have you ever stood in front of an audience and had to read to them? If you watch the majority of speakers. They look down at their notes, read them out loud to […]
7 Reasons Why Your Website is NOT Ranking in Google or Bing and What YOU Can Do About It! 1. You haven’t got the basics right Basics, basics, basics. If you don’t have them, you will never rank in any search engine ever. These are the minimums to get the maximum out of your […]