Professional Eavesdropping (psst!)

Professional Eavesdropping (psst!)

In real life the art of conversation is as much about listening as it is talking.  So too on the social web. Listening, or – in social media terms – ‘monitoring the conversation’ – is a critical first step when embarking upon your social media...
Choosing a Celebrity MC for your event

Choosing a Celebrity MC for your event

One of the best things about being such an experienced Professional Speaker (read: been doing it a LONG LONG TIME) is that I’ve come across such a wide array of Speakers and can authentically refer other Speakers to my clients. I never refer a Speaker I...
Gift Ideas For Clients

Gift Ideas For Clients

There’s no denying how delightful it is to receive an unexpected card or gift from a client/supplier or colleague. It’s equally as thrilling to choose a card/gift to send. I’m always on the lookout for thoughtful and interesting gifts to send to...
The Conference Name Badge

The Conference Name Badge

As a fan of unique and different ways of doing things, I’ve never been comfortable with a name badge. It’s a hard one to innovate/disrupt, don’t you think? In my creative thinking workshops I will often have blank name badges on the tables at the...