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Is there a way to deal with the trolls, the bullies and the haters online?

If there is one issue I wish I could fix, it would definitely be getting rid of the revolting people that plague the online world. As a female blogger, I’ve had my fair share of revolting nonsense and every time it makes me step back for a bit and reduce my voice. Because why would …

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The number one starting point to be a powerful social leader

I was tagged on LinkedIn by the president of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Singapore, Han Sam Lai (Sam) after speaking at the recent ICF Singapore Business Forum 2018. In my speech/workshop, I did a one-minute meditation and Sam selected the question: “What gives me energy? What feeds my spirit?” (All questions included at the …

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100th LinkedIn blog, close to 1,000 blogs overall, a time for reflection

Today I publish my 100th LinkedIn blog, and I’m getting close to 1,000 published blogs since seriously kicking this journey off in 2009. Milestones are always a time for reflection, and so I thought it was worth sharing the great and not so great of what it’s like to lay it all out there on …

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Don't outsource your voice

Um no, I don’t think anyone should outsource their voice on social media, no one

I love to have my thinking challenged. Love it! I take all challenges deep into the recesses of my brain, test it out, turn it around, and sometimes, it shakes my opinions up. When that happens, the new thought gets integrated into an existing idea, an idea that becomes broader and better. I love when …

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I’m in marketing or communications, where should I focus my efforts?

None of us can deny that marketing and communication professionals are anything but overwhelmed by our roles today. What technology should we use? How do we shift our advertising efforts to get better results? How do I demonstrate revenue from our campaigns? Content marketing, what, why, how? Employee advocacy, how do I create a movement? …

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Two reasons professionals aren’t embracing social leadership

Social leadership is the opportunity of our time, and yet for some reason, companies are completely distracted chasing external influencers they can’t control to become brand advocates, instead of looking within. The best influencers and advocates any company has today are its employees. More so in the B2B space. No one knows their customers like …

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20 things you can do right now to become a truly social leader

I’ve had the great pleasure to speak with two groups of professionals this week. Firstly at Rutgers Business School Asia Pacific thanks to the invitation of its executive director, Stephanie Krishnan. Then again today at a women’s leadership workshop, which was led by the equally fabulous Zsuzsanna Tungli, Ph.D, who runs Developing Global Leaders Asia …

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Should I outsource my social media presence?

This is a question I get asked a lot and my answer is unequivocal – absolutely not! Why would you? How can anyone else be you? How could anyone be me? Not possible. This issue really matters to me, because there’s too much noise on social media. Inauthentic, disingenuous noise. Now I appreciate that many …

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What is the value of paid online views? Is it all BS?

I recently put some money down to promote my latest video on YouTube. I put money behind everything I do. It’s the only way to ensure it gets seen. Anyhoo, here it is… Incidentally, any chance you can follow my channel? It’s new, is way out of my comfort zone, and I’d just really appreciate …

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