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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People

Business Challenge

Ideas don't move mountains - people do. Yes, ideas are important, but people are fundamental. Surround yourself with good people. Building a company is about people developing and nurturing a culture. Motivating the people around you is a never ending mission – it requires you to set the pace...

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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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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’...

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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.

When you make a sales pitch of course you have to talk. Be articulate, be clear, by precise. And if you are charming then that always helps. But, more than anything else, you also need to listen.

1 major tip when selling : listen more
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Values describe how a company actually lives its purpose. Values can be thought of as the house rules of an organization - values define the way that you operate.

Please read the house rules before entering
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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.

Hot to Touch
Hot to Touch
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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.

Surface Hub
Surface Hub
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A woman wanted to reach her husband on his mobile phone but discovered that she was out of credit. She told her son to use his own phone to pass across an urgent message to his daddy who was on site.

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the Coolfidence kit

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