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Storytelling

Tweet One of the people that Katie and I interviewed for our book was Oli Barrett, who, even in 2009, was already described as the founder of speednetworking in the UK. If you have ever speed dated ( I have not!) you will know what I mean. I suddenly came across a piece of advice […]

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Tweet I did a post some time ago suggesting that career surfing might be a more appropriate term to use these days than career planning. Not least of which as it embodies the chance and happenstance factors that we know are an important influence on careers. I was intrigued therefore, thanks to google alerts, to […]

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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 – […]

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BONG!

by Katie Ledger on September 22, 2011 · 1 comment

in Presentations,Storytelling

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?

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Tweet The debate continues on our Linkedin pages with our portfolio careers group. Fascinating examples and stories of how people feel about their portfolio careers and how they announce their career pattern to others. Have a look and please join in the debate. There are now well over 300 members of this group and from […]

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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 […]

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Tweet This is a beautiful video that expresses concisely the power of words. So many portfolio workers rely on communication to get us work, to deliver work and to review our work. Networking in particular though crucial we argue to every worker is especially vital to us. Enjoy! And be creative.

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Tweet I am spending  more time with people in ” the digital space” as the groovy cats like to call it. Working with individuals and brands who want to understand and interact with their customers and potential customers. Regardless of the type of media; broadcast, digital, print or outdoor, I believe it all comes down […]

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Tweet As you know we love to receive stories about people who have opted for a portfolio career and I came across David’s through Google Alerts on the Recruiter site. I asked David if we could use it as a guest posting here so read his story below. “The portfolio career is not a new […]

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Tweet We did a posting recently on the thorny issue of when can one use photos garnered from the internet to spice up blog postings or presentations. You need to understand the concept of creative commons and once you have then here are 6 sites that we use to get free photos and artwork – […]

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