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Here’s that case study I promised.
It’s a medical clinic that has everything going for it.
Yet they can’t get a single full-time general practitioner (GP) doctor to join them.
They’ve run press ads till they’re blue in the face, with zero effect.
That’s why I won’t write them another one.
So what [...]
Here’s a business tip I learnt the hard way:
If you get a gig, job, order, project, piece of work or commission, do it NOW.
If you don’t, it may not be there tomorrow.
For several reasons.
A large IT firm gave me 100 recruitment ads to critique.
I toiled for much of Easter, getting 50 done.
Then I rewarded [...]
Going … Going …
In response to my recent topic struggle, Naomi kindly offered some suggestions.
Top of her list was: Elevator Pitch.
As someone who avoids cities, buildings, elevators, people, hands, eyes and conversations, I’m not the best possible ambassador for this important business tool.
This, however, creates a magnificent opportunity for you to step in.
Wikipedia’s (Empire-abridged) [...]
Barry’s 2:23 video turned a total stranger into a person of interest.
I love flagging superior business communications.
And I’ve been raving about the power of video for readers with the attention span of gnats.
Last month I saw both these elements beautifully combined.
When I woke in the morning, Barry Moltz was a stranger.
By noon, that had [...]
How a medium-sized enterprise
captured its audience.
We’ve lately focussed on the small in small-to-medium enterprise (SME).
Let’s look at the medium.
This report details how a hotel executed a very good client/prospect event.
Sex and The City 2.
Fonnie received a suitably sparkly invite and, when I agreed to go with her, accepted with [...]
The quality of our guest bloggers continues to blow me away. Today we welcome the very talented and very funny Graeme Bowman, corporate comedian, MC and hoax speaker. What’s a hoax speaker, you may ask? Guess you’ll just have to read on .
How many times have you clambered onto an elephant in a Thai [...]
Having just clocked one year and 10,000 followers on Twitter, I felt I should report my learnings.
At first I thought I’d just cover basic stuff (e.g. who to follow, how to list, behaviours to avoid).
Then I realised Twitter ‘truths’ were far more important than Twitter ‘tips’.
It seems impossible such a simple (and apparently frivolous) application [...]
The other weekend, a barbecue gave me a reality check.
I found that all the social media in the world can’t beat yarning with ten real people.
A short chat unexpectedly led to a new client, immediate work and welcome payment.
Once again I’ve learnt lessons.
1. Ivory Towers are Hard to Climb
In studying Web 2.0 for over a [...]
Part 1 covered the top eight ‘pain points’ (as ranked by SMEs in MYOB’s Business Monitor).
Here are the lower eight, again with my comments.
9. Doing monthly accounts including tax
I hate bookkeeping so much, I put all my papers in a box and spend one agonising day per quarter sorting them out.
I like words, not numbers!