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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...

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Finances

Business Challenge

A business needs capital so make sure you have the right skills in place to get your numbers in order. A good financial person is always key. The numbers may never lie, but they also don’t add up, unless someone is on top of that. Don’t throw good money after bad and don’t be scared to switc...

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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.

Complacency will kill any business. Comfort zones are dangerous places to be in. Re-invention is a must in this fast paced world. Staying relevant is fundamental. Invest, listen, and make bold moves. Your people are your greatest asset...

Re-invention / Staying Relevant
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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...

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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.

At some point in your life you are going to think about the following 3 questions: Why, how and where? As in, why does your company exist? How does it exist? And, where is it going?

A closer look at purpose
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Human resources is not just a name of an office department. That is all of us. We'll need to look after each other, and as a leader, it is important to get people to feel comfortable enough so that they speak out and contribute. Embrac...

5 ideas on how to get shy people involved
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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.

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Bands Split Up
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One 'L' of a Puzzle
One 'L' of a Puzzle
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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.

Apply Magic sauce is further proof that even the smallest, most casual signals we throw off into the digital ether don’t disappear when we stop thinking about them.

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We always hear that texting is a scourge. The idea is that texting spells the decline and fall of any kind of serious literacy, or at least writing ability, among young people in the United States and now the whole world today. The fac...

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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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