Have you ever got a weird idea stuck in your head? A vision of the future that bears no resemblance to your current reality? I used to get it while I nursed a Sunday hangover watching the London Marathon on TV. “That will be me one day,” a voice whispered, years before I eventually took … Continue reading 5 things being an Avon rep has taught me about business
You know me. I love to waffle on the interweb. So when Sarah Browning, of internal comms specialists Browning York, asked if I'd like to write a guest blog, I said "Yes please!". The brief was 'How communicating effectively can solve organisational problems' and I went big - outlining all the elements you need to … Continue reading The 5 Ps for creating a strategy narrative
Is it possible to be ‘over’ Christmas? Have the songs that have been your seasonal soundtrack since the 70s turned stale? Does the prospect of evening after evening of festivities leave a bad taste in your mouth? Has your tree lost its twinkle? This was me about four years ago. After nearly 40 years of … Continue reading Blue Christmas
I had a wobble this week. I’m in my second month of freelancing and imposter syndrome had set in. Who did I think I was believing I’d be lucky enough to find new clients, make a decent living, do something I love every day? Then a chance trip to my local library for a half-term … Continue reading In it to win it
You have to admit – you get a teeny tiny thrill every time a thumb or heart pops up in your social media notifications. Someone has taken the time to read your post … enjoyed it … supports you … and wants you to know. Yay! Compare that with the feeling you get when you realise … Continue reading Why don’t you like me?
To say I was cock-a-hoop when I was offered a job at the BBC would be an understatement. I was ECSTATIC. But I noticed my boyfriend had gone strangely quiet and asked him what was up. "I'm worried you're going to turn into a w**ker," was his sulky reply. Reader, I did not marry him. … Continue reading A whole new world
When you hear the word 'network' what images does it conjure up? A room teeming with tall tables, coffee cups and business cards? A glass of wine after hours with trusted peers? Or the world inside your phone, where thousands of friends, acquaintances and strangers are standing by to react to the thoughts that come … Continue reading The noble network