Be like Mr Costas

I received sad news recently that an old friend, someone I had known for years, had passed away. The news was entirely out of the blue (as most sudden deaths are) and when I was asked how I best remembered my buddy Mal, I immediately thought of how much he gave. Mal was the typeContinue reading “Be like Mr Costas”

having a chat …

Networking works for everyone, anytime, anywhere … and the magic is … all that is required is participation through conversation. If you’re prepared to commit time in developing relations, reaching out by offering support and sharing ideas (or lack of ..!) along the way then, as a naturally inquisitive bunch, we’re going to create engagement,Continue reading “having a chat …”

community get-together

We’re all aware of the effect people have on our everyday routines. Whether there’s a smile, offers of help, direction or support of well-being, it’s the people in your life that count. As human beings, it is said we’re at our best among communities. Most of us tend to engage others of a like mind.Continue reading “community get-together”

I remember you!

Networking works, yet for some, it simply does not. Reputations, integrity through your business community greatly influences your opportunity for success, so there is a little work to do once we decide we’re going to give this networking thing a go … most of us wish to be seen in the best light. I wonder ifContinue reading “I remember you!”

Make it special …

I really don’t know how to pitch the room today, Charlie.  Do as you usually do Tom, continue the education, enlightenment. Should I tell them about the new business I’m thinking about, after all the presentation is only a couple of minutes and I’ve plenty of main business just now, should I drop in somethingContinue reading “Make it special …”

Our fair weather friend(s)

  “Hey, c’mon we’ll be late for kick-off!” It’s Saturday morning and I’d called by to collect one or two lads for the local rugby meet, the regular transport being unable to support us this time around … As the boys clamoured into the back of the wagon, there was the usual hubbub, high spiritsContinue reading “Our fair weather friend(s)”

Dream on

So Doug said that I was only looking out for myself, lining my own pockets and that I really only make ‘it’ all up as I go along … There are times when hearing a declaration such as this that I deny all knowledge, refute the evidence and argue until I was almost ‘blue inContinue reading “Dream on”

You. The Individual

It’s been 12 weeks since Ben asked me to help with his individual ‘offer.’ He has worked hard in the transition from back-room support act to become Managing Director of the family firm, the organisation that had earned his mum and dad a reputable business, a healthy clientele and a good living. We had justContinue reading “You. The Individual”