I’m putting together a speech and report on the subject of managing and motivating people under the age of 25.
As part of this, I’d be really grateful if you could take a couple of minutes to complete this short survey.
It only takes a couple of minutes to complete. You don’t have to leave any personal details if you don’t want to, but you’ll need to leave your email address at the end if you want to receive a copy of the report.… Read more
According to the Mirriam-Webster Dictionary, an expert is, “a person who has special skill or knowledge relating to a particular subject.”
However, the quality of a person’s ability or knowledge is often subjective. This means that anyone can be an expert in any area, if they can convince people that they have that special skill or knowledge.
My point is that an expert won’t always impart the best advice.… Read more
Note: This post is based on a recent speech I gave at Wessex Speakers. If you live near Winchester and you want to become a more confident speaker, boost your leadership skills, and build your professional network, I highly recommend it!
How do you motivate yourself at work?
I get asked this question a lot because I spend the majority of my working week at home.… Read more
According to Alexa, Youtube is the world’s 3rd most popular website, with over 1 billion visitors a month.
And, Nielsen reports that the site reaches more U.S. adults aged 18-34 than any television network.
Despite this, many businesses don’t bother with Youtube. Or, they just stick up a few videos and hope for the best.
This means that there are many opportunities for those of us who make a bit of effort on the video-sharing site.… Read more
How many times have you returned to work after a short break to find hundreds or even thousands of emails waiting in a bulging inbox?
Not only does this mean you have to spend the first few hours back at your computer filing, deleting, and replying to email. But it’s also easy to miss an important communication – and lose your sanity – as you struggle to work through your inbox.… Read more
Over the last few years, I’d been kidding myself that I had been practicing – and maintaining – “Inbox Zero.”
And the truth is that I’d been doing most of it right. I’d turned off the automatic notifications on my email so I could choose when to fetch new mail, and I was checking and processing it all just once or twice a day in batches, leaving my brain free to concentrate on the work at hand.… Read more
Want to get your website’s images ranking well in Google Images? Here are three quick, easy tips that will help:
1. Use descriptive alt tags, filenames, and captions
For example, in the image below the alt tag, filename, and caption are descriptive, and they’re all similar, giving a good description of what the image is of.
2. Put images alongside relevant content
If your image is a diagram of how to build a wardrobe, put it on a page about building wardrobes.… Read more
Does your business have a Facebook Page?
Here are 4 quick tips that you can start implementing now.
1. Have a plan
It’s no use setting up your page and updating it willy-nilly.
So work out a plan that includes how often you’ll check your page and respond to any feedback, and when you’ll update your status or publish new content.… Read more
The DMOZ Open Directory Project is a great place for your website and web pages to be listed. Google and the other search engines consider DMOZ an authority website, and a link from there to your site will help give your site more authority.
In fact, Google has so much respect for DMOZ that they’ll sometimes use the DMOZ description of your site or page as the search snippet (the chunk of text under the main link to your site) in their search engine results pages (SERPs).… Read more
Lots of people are bigging up the role of social networking services in this year’s election.
I have to admit, I was dubious to begin with. But services like Facebook and Twitter have been buzzing with pre-election opinions and gossip, and lots of political parties and politicians are using social networking effectively.
Eastleigh’s PPCs on Twitter
On Twitter, I decided to follow three of my local constituency candidates – Chris Huhne (Liberal Democrats), Maria Hutchings (Conservative) and Leo Barraclough (Labour) – to see what they had to say and to see how they use Twitter to engage with voters.… Read more