Business advice

The Words We Use

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These are — as we’re being reminded from every side — unprecedented times. And one of the more minor consequences is that we’re using unprecedented vocabulary.

Be honest: how often before March did you ever use the word furlough? That’s …


Win a Free Audit of Your Website Content

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There are plenty of things that are important to get right on a business website. The design, the layout and the behind-the-scenes SEO are all crucial, and important content can include images, videos and infographics. But the written content is …

Business strategy

How Full Is Your Glass?

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Business Strategy

Is it best to be an optimist or a pessimist, either in your personal life or in your business?

Well, that depends. Optimism and pessimism aren’t as easy to define as you might think. The classic definition is the “glass …


Silence Isn’t Golden

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“Silence is golden”, according to the classic Sixties song, echoing the old proverb “speech is silver, silence is golden”. Profound philosophy, perhaps, but definitely not a philosophy to be applied to your business.

Silence isn’t golden so much as likely …


Two Excellent Training/Networking Events

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In recent months, I haven’t ventured far outside the excellent 4Networking and Business Buzz for networking and picking up tips. So it’s a little surprising that last week I went to two different events on consecutive evenings. Both were excellent, …


A Dark and Stormy Blog

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Everything around us is a story. Whether it’s the way reality is, or whether it’s how we’re programmed to see the world, we seem to be surrounded by meaningful sequences of events that tell us how and why things happened. …