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Vaguebooking? Please stop it. Now!

For many years now I’ve held a pet peeve, primarily with Facebook although it does pop up on other social networks from time to time.  So, imagine my sheer joy at discovering that I’m not alone.  I’m actually in the majority, maybe the masses.  There’s even a recognised word for the thing that makes my

Oct 12, 2017 admin

“My Mate Says ….”: 5 Common Social Media Myths Debunked

Without exception, every time I embark on some social  media training, either with a 121 client or a delegate on one of my workshops, the phrase “my mate says” always crops up, together with one or two common social media beliefs that quite  frankly make me shudder. Whilst it’s true to say that most of

Mar 23, 2017 admin

5 Top Tips For Successful Networking

Now, I’m guessing you wouldn’t expect to win the first marathon you ever entered, would you?  However, if you train hard, apply yourself, invest the time and really work at it, subsequent marathons will eventually get easier, your finishing times will improve and the personal rewards will follow. Well, the reality is that the same

Feb 23, 2017 admin

It’s All In Your Profile!

Anyone who has attended one of my social media workshops, or had some 121 coaching from me, will know that I am absolutely passionate about social media profiles and the importance of getting them right.

Oct 20, 2016 admin

The Art Of The Business Expo. Yes, There Is An Art …..

My name is Cheryl, and I love to visit business expos! There. I’ve said it. My secret is out, and there’s no going back!

Sep 16, 2016 admin

Who Holds You To Account When You Work For Yourself?

There are so many benefits to working for yourself: you can manage your own time, work around school hours, work at your own pace and yes, be your own boss.  Perfect! But wait!  There are down sides too, and the biggest one I came up against was the self-discipline needed to work on my own

Jul 08, 2016 admin

Social Media: How Safe Is YOUR Teenager?

I was recently asked to deliver a social media-based enrichment talk to a group of Sixth Form students at a local all-girls’ school. During my research and preparation, some of the things I discovered led to me questioning the values of social media, and whether there should be age limits imposed on children having a

Oct 21, 2015 admin

It’s Basic Grammar – Let’s Get It Right!

The other day I opened an email newsletter only to be confronted with the opening line “Do you know where you’re business is going?” My shoulders immediately tensed up. Did I want to continue reading this piece if the sender couldn’t even get the opening line grammatically correct? Misspelling and bad grammar won’t exactly put

Aug 05, 2015 admin

Fed Up With Candy Crush Requests? Block ‘Em!

Hardly a day goes by without reading a status update on Facebook bemoaning the various game requests that can bombard users to the point of distraction. Did you know that you can block game requests? It takes a matter of minutes to do, and will stop the pesky requests from darkening your profile in the

Jul 17, 2015 admin

Top 5 Tips To Make Your Tweets Sparkle!

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last few years, you can’t have escaped the popularity of micro-blogging social media site, Twitter. Launched in 2006, the site now has over 270 million active users. Businesses of all shapes and sizes across every imaginable industry sector are using Twitter to generate leads and sales,

Jun 06, 2015 admin
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