Category Archives: Speaking Engagements

Stump the Strategist

Stump the Strategist

It is pretty great when you get to a point in your career when people are interested in what you have to say. It can of course be challenging and personally confronting when put forward to an event called ‘Stump the Strategist.” But what is great about it is that I can use my ‘talent’ as a speaker to raise money for the causes that are important to me. I’m excited to contribute to an organisation very close to my…

Eight Ingredients at the Mentoring retreat

Eight Ingredients at the Mentoring retreat

I thought about it at great length – consulted extensively with my colleagues – then asked on this blog if there would be an interest for some of those who contact me regarding their business growth strategies – would it be a good idea to get some like minded people got together for a weekend of discussion and sharing? Now the entrepreneurs mentoring retreat is almost finalized and I’m getting very excited to have it all come together. The pre-reading…

Three Productivity Tips

The corporate team - want to join them?

I was part of a panel asked to present on our top productivity tips yesterday. Often we don’t really know what we do that keeps us productive – it is innate. I thought of my own productivity such as  writing down physically the three things I must get done in a day before I go home; or is it turning off email so I can focus on producing what I want to do rather than responding to other people’s agenda. …

Tips on getting noticed.

A little thanks goes a long way – and will really get you noticed. Given my passion for all things relating to employee engagement (see previous posts) I work with organization to ensure that they ‘notice’ what their employees do and we devise programs to make people feel like winners. The challenge of course is that no matter the commitment of the employer many times they are just not there on the day. Many people work ‘in the field’ and…

Success Factors.

Together with Emma Brown (Business Chicks) and Narelle Anderson (CBD Enviro Services) I shared my ?how did you become and entrepreneur? story and the American Chamber of Commerce Women in Management evening on 19 July. What great questions: in fact I?m going to share them separately ? rather than trying to lump them all in to one. What are the three most important factors to success? I learned from Verne Harnish in Mastering the Rockefeller Habits book, about what causes…

I was recently asked about standing out…

Last week I was on a panel at a Women’s leadership event. There was a lot of conversation about how women manage conflict in the work place. Then I was asked the specific question ‘In your long corporate career how did you make sure that you got noticed to get ahead?’ I think they asked the wrong person this question. For a start I left corporate life more than a decade ago! And I know I was a very challenging…

I was asked why give it away?

Last week I spoke on eMarketing at the Australian Institute of Marketing summit in Brisbane. I was asked “Why do you give the information away – when you used to be a consultant?” This made me giggle a bit…we’ve come so far. When I ran a consulting business it was fee for opinion. So why not consult… it is different now. We have put in hundreds of corporate programs and with each of them we learn so much. I have…

Delivering a brand promise when you’re not there.

Today I was speaking at the Strategic Communication Management Summit – hosted by Melcrum Publishing. I spoke on word of mouth marketing and what drives one person to tell another something. Basically the RedBalloon growth story I was asked the question. “If a representative of RedBalloon is not there on the day when an experience is delivered – how do you know if your brand is being represented well?” This is the fundemental question about the success of our brand…