Archive for April 2012

The Social Media Conference for Wales is gathering speed!

I got very excited today reading our friend Mark Schaefer’s blog on his Social Slam event Social media success also breeds risk. And not because he mentioned our event in September in the comments either! No, I got excited for two reasons The first reason is that our Oi – Online Influence conference is modelled on this…

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5 ways to deal with difficult people

It doesn’t happen all that often, but sometimes you need to deal with someone who is really aggressive, or not listening to you. It takes some skill to avoid the situation escalating into something that will do you or your business no good at all. Here I talk about a few scenario’s from a disgruntled…

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5 Blogs you MUST read!

According to WordPress there are some 5 BILLION blog pages read each month by some 342 million people, on WordPress alone! Its is hard to know where to start, much less stop when it comes to reading them. Being the all round good guy that I am, I have selflessly done the work so you don’t…

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Guest Post: Free IT training for Local Business!

Digital Economy in the Heads of the Valleys (DEHOV) Fully or Part Funded Work Based IT Training for Local Business In the latest in my irregular series on digital and online related issues, Claire Davies has supplied us with some important information for SMEs and the like in the South Wales Valleys. Apologies for readers…

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I'm not a sales person!

I’ve just been talking to Dawn Bratcher (@dawnbratcher) about a blog post I’d written about how sales people tend to sell despite themselves. And Dawn made a typical comment, one I hear almost every week. ‘I hate thinking of myself as a sales person.’ It’s not surprising that people think like this there days, but…

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Guest Post: 5 Killer ideas for your website

In the next in an occassional series of guest posts really focussing on social media and website marketing generally, Joel Hughes of JoJet in Newport (blog here) shares his formula for success when it comes to designing your website and making sure it is fit and proper for purpose. Over to Joel: Revamping your website? Here…

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Latest: The Social Media Conference for Wales

So much work has gone into planning the conference over the last couple of weeks, I thought it was time I let you all know where we are. It’s really important that you let me know how we are going. The main themes of this conference have after all, been decided by you guys. The…

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What, exactly, are you waiting for?

The opportunity you have IS the opportunity, stop waiting for the right opportunity to come along. Every day I listen to people who just need a final piece of the puzzle to drop before they can kick on. People waiting for the ducks to be put in order before they can push on with their master…

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The way you see the problem IS the problem

Try a mental exercise for a moment. Imagine everyone you talk to is correct. You are correct as well of course. Everyone is. Imagine all that you try to do when ‘arguing’, in directing people to the ‘right’ way of thinking, is actually, try to get them to see the problem the way you see…

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The mystic art of Time Management

I get asked all the time: ‘How do you find time to blog?’ Or ‘Running a radio station, two kids, blogging and everything else, how do you manage to play golf every week?’ The answer is simple for me – I want to do it, so I do it. Time management has never been a mystery…

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