Tag: Communication

Self-belief is the biggest inhibitor to building a personal brand

The Digital Conversationalist

I need to talk about this because it comes up every time I run a training session with business professionals, or in 1-2-1 conversations with senior executives. When discussing the core success strategies behind building a great personal brand, every time this sentiment is expressed… Why would anyone care what I have to say? I…

Did Amanda Palmer Write the Business Book of 2015?

Amanda Palmer

I think she did and I’m going to explain why. While most business books don’t start off with an exchange between women in a public toilet, I believe that if you only read this book through the eyes of the entertainment industry, you’ll miss some incredibly powerful learnings. Particularly her obsessive focus on her fans…

What Have You Given on Social Media This Week?

Giving Economy

Who have you praised? Who have you honoured? Who have you elevated? Whose blog have you shared? Or perhaps commented on? Or perhaps just liked? What have you given to someone else this week on social media? Why do you ask, I hear you say… well because that’s what it’s all about. Just like content…

Content Must Sit at the Heart of Business

Content marketing Asia

I was very fortunate to be invited by LinkedIn to do a keynote speech at its first ever social selling summit, INtro: Elevating Sales, held in Singapore on 18 June, 2015. To say I was anxious about delivering this to such a senior sales audience is an understatement, however the main reason for my anxiety…

Content Marketing is About Earning People’s Time

Content Marketing

There is a GREAT deck on Slideshare right now. It’s called “Crap. The Content Marketing Deluge” by Velocity Partners. I love this deck for many reasons, but mainly because it spoke my language – irreverent, but makes a very strong argument – and that is: as more B2B brands turn to content marketing, the consumer…

An Accidental Content Marketing Audit on LinkedIn

LinkedIn 7x more influential in content

I’ve had an incredibly frantic last week at Microsoft – today is my last day – but before I change my stars I wanted to share some interesting insights I’ve gained in the last month or so. Part of the craziness of my impending departure was an opportunity to work with a terrific team of…

Thank You Asia’s Analysts

AR Professional of the Year

So I had some pretty amazing news late Friday night. Apparently the industry analysts in Asia have told the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) that I’m doing a good job for them, which resulted in an equal 3rd place in the Annual Analyst Relations Professional of the Year awards. How’s that hey? Mind-blowing to say…