Love is a verb

Life hacks, tips and perspective

I remember some lines from one of my favourite movies where the main character, a schoolteacher, asks his class why we read and write poetry. And he said, “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are memb...

by Ronnie Apteker

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Competition

Business Challenge

There will always be competition – embrace it. The competition keeps us on our toes. It compels us to push the envelopes and to innovate and try harder. Know the lay of the land and never dismiss the competitors. Respect them and always be professional. Adapt and change and differentiate....

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The Nudge Lab
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The Coolfidence Arsenal
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Business Challenges

Every working person has challenges with people. How to make an impression. How to build relationships. How to delight people. We could all use some inspiration and help from time to time.

Marketing is a bottomless pit, but don’t let it bleed you dry. Get clever with your marketing mission. There are many ways to create buzz and to get people excited. Your staff and your customers are your best marketing weapons – tap in...

Marketing & Selling
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Selling, selling and more selling – this is what entrepreneurs do, internally and of course, externally. Inspiring people and exciting those around you is a constant activity. When you love what you do, and you do what you love, then i...

Finding Customers
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Life hacks, tips and perspectives

Common sense is not always common practice. There are unspoken rules that we need to follow. Professionalism. Respect. Honesty. And also, we need an element of imagination and creativity – a colourful way to get people loosened up.

Laughing and smiling helps to alter our mood and perspective. It decreases stress hormones, provides a full-scale workout for your muscles and increases our immune systems and blood flow. A sense of humour demonstrates self-awareness,...

7 reasons why you should learn to laugh at yoursel...
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The cops don't have guns in London, but that doesn't mean there isn't shooting in the streets. We recently jetted from Coolfidence HQ JHB to the UK to find out how much shooting we could get away with. In the filming sense of the word.

Things to keep in mind when filming in London and...
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Icebreakers

Connecting with people in this intense wired world is challenging. A light touch can go a long way to making people feel comfortable. When people are at ease people talk more freely and relationships develop.

Face the Fingers
Face the Fingers
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Polystyrene Scream
Polystyrene Scream
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Talking Points and Conversation Starters

Tired of talking about the weather? A bit of stimulus and curiosity are always good for making conversation. Icebreakers can help with the heavy lifting but sometimes just a hot topic can serve as the glue that binds two people.

A woman finds Aladdin’s magic lamp. She starts rubbing it and a Genie comes out as usual.

Aladdin’s magic lamp
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The Journey
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Because a smile in real life is better than a like online

The Coolfidence Box
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the Coolfidence kit

Want to break the ice, start conversations and increase the number of smiles in a room? The Coolfidence Box offers you fun tools and communication hacks to engage with others. It's the ultimate curated collection of original gizmos and goodies that have been tried and tested through years of research.

Get people talking in real life with these unconventional analogue ideas, they'll even keep you amused on your own. If you want to think outside the ordinary, you’ve got to think inside the box.

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