Category: Storytelling

WHAT MAKES A GREAT LEADER?

  From unicorns, iconic brands, soldiers, psychologists, athletes and entrepreneurs, all share hard-won insights and wisdom on leadership. Importantly, all offer surprising, nuanced approaches to inspire and empower others to do their very best. They all share the same key characteristics. Importantly most of the truly remarkable leaders worldwide I’ve …

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Secret Tips of responding to RFIs & RFPs

Before I kick off with some of the tips and secrets of how I have been responding to Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Proposals (RFP)  I’d like to start with my definition of both, so we can all start on the ‘same page’. Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and …

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EVERY ADVERTISING AGENCY AND CEO NEEDS TO USE TWITTER IN 2018

As I have often stated, Twitter’s greatest strength over every other social networks today is its ability to transmit the latest breaking news, wins, gains, mergers and takeovers instantly and in real-time. Supplying real time information, results, images and video worldwide is critical in 2018. Even Cable TV and Mainstream media …

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AGENCY REMUNERATION, AGENCY RETAINER OR BILLABLE HOURS ?

I thought I would address a quick question, I get asked each and every week by brands or clients looking to understand how to work with a Brand Agency, Digital Agency or even a PR Company. They want to understand in how do I get more ‘bang for my bucks’ ? …

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HOW TO GAIN MORE INFLUENCE AND BE A THOUGHT LEADER

  If you’re a marketing expert, speaker, singer, business executive, company leader, author, entrepreneur, ‘thought leadership’ matters to you! In fact, thought leaders come in every shape and size, they do come from any background or community and they can be any age, gender or ethnicity too! Your target audience …

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The Seven P’s of Pitching

Over the years I discovered that these same Seven P’s also represent all aspects of business, life, theatre, political speeches, concerts, music, books and of course pitching and presenting. Clients will NOT always remember every detail of my presentations or pitches BUT, having made thousands of pitches, the one thing …

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HOW TO WIN HIGH-END CLIENTS AND BRANDS?

Having pondered this question daily for over two decades, I know the answer contains many layers of strategies, tactics and persistence to achieve a level of competency and high performance. The key phrase is ‘high performance’, not just have an occasional peak performance or outstanding game once each season BUT, …

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