“Good manners cost nowt”; so where are yours?

I’m Yorkshire born and bred; we’re quite straight forward, we have good values – and good manners. If someone asks for our help, we’ll always try. And if we can’t help directly, we’ll sign post to others who can. What we don’t do is ignore the requests for help. As my mum always says; “Good…

Nail that live media interview with these practical tips

Live media interviews can be tough. I’ve trained many colleagues who are experts in their field to successfully handle media interviews. I always say to anyone that I ask, that I wouldn’t be suggesting the idea if I didn’t think they were competent to be a great spokesperson. So from my experiences here’s how to nail…

Why details matter – don’t they?

I’ll get it out there right now. I’m a stickler for details and an obsessive about finishing touches. To me details are hugely important. One of best things you can do for yourself is to decide what impression you want to be giving out. This can then guide everything you say and do and all…

Let’s start the habit of a #dailycelebration

I was listening to one of the speakers at a network event recently. She told us about the first 4½ months in her new role and what she had achieved. I was struck by the realisation that we only seem to celebrate our work successes once a year. Our mindset needs to be better than…

How many of these #Eventprof tips and tricks do you use?

Today was a big day. A VIP event for yours truly to coordinate. I applied some of my usual finesse to help things run smoothly. But just how many of these #Eventprof tips and tricks do you use? Here’s my top 5 tips and tricks: VIP / speaker reserved seating – I reserved the front row…

Top reads this week

I don’t know about you but I see so much on the internet and via social media that I think my head will explode! This make it really hard to know what are the top reads this week that contain the most essential tips and experience from others to read and digest to help us…