Tweet I often get asked about the appropriateness of portfolio careers for older people. I usually refer to the research carried out by Middlesex University and quoted in our book which shows that Gen Y’s and the 60+ groups were the most enthusiastic for exploring this career pattern. Many people approaching retirement are simply not […]
Tweet Katie recently was invited to do a TED talk here in the UK and not surprisingly talked about portfolio careers. She focused especially on a point that we both now emphasise all the time when discussing the future of work and new patterns of careers. Namely, that already it makes less sense to talk […]
Tweet Many portfolio workers are called upon to make presentations from time to time. Some of us have presenting as part of our portfolio. Our friend, Andy Lopata in his wonderfully titled book “…And Death Came Third”, reports on the research some years ago as to what really stressed out managers. No 1 was having […]
Tweet You may have noticed of late that Katie has begun to produce works of linguistic art ! I love what she has started to do and indeed she knocks these pieces of art off to the tune of a few a day – a bit like Picasso did in his greedy period. I showed […]
Tweet Getting You Heard 1. Step away from your computer! Start analogue. 2. Think AUDIENCE – what are they like? Audience Map. 3. BIG MESSAGE – taking audience FROM > TO 4. content on stickies…. Or write longhand first 5. Create a story and flow (information NOT EQUAL to story) 6. Visualise the story – […]
Tweet In a former lifetime, I used to work in the ITN building where they produce News at Ten. The Editors were always kept busy writing inspired (not to be confused with inspiring) headlines. My headline is “getting you heard”. Barrie’s is ” helping people become architects of their future”. What’s yours?
Tweet I am most grateful to Richard Donkin whose blog led me to this wonderful selection of slides that we would want to disown – or would we? Many portfolio workers find themselves making presentations or pitching for business using powerpoint. We all know about death by powerpoint. We all know that we should not […]
Tweet Hugh started talking about it way back – well it seems like at least 8 years ago with his Global Microbrand. I was asked by HP recently to talk to a select audience of small business owners about some things to think about in branding their businesses. Here are the slides. Lots of reasonably […]