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On Feeling Stuck…

On Feeling Stuck…

So… you’re stuck. Feeling stuck is normal. Feeling stuck is part of the human condition. Sometimes, the changes we want to make in life seem so close as to be nearly within our grasp and yet still too far away to get the traction we need to make them. There’s nothing wrong in feeling stuck.  The(…)

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Your story is so much more than words…

Your story is so much more than words…

Your story is so much more than words. It must touch all five senses and engage with every learning style. It is our stories that establish warmth and trust and bind us together. Your story creates a bond between yourself and your customers or clients. It enables them to grasp your values and helps them(…)

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How can a quiet person change the world?

How can a quiet person change the world?

I’ve been thinking hard about the world and what a quiet person can do to try and change things for the better. It’s about shining light into dark corners, I think. Many small acts of positivity are just as effective as great big ones. That’s purpose enough for me, really – to encourage and energise(…)

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Your Forgotten Network

Your Forgotten Network

In the quest for new clients, new business and new collaborators our network evolves and time marches on.  But what of all the old contacts that get left behind in our wake? How many of them are sitting there thinking “I wonder what happened to…we used to be in touch  so regularly…” How many of(…)

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14 things that will move you forward

14 things that will move you forward

I gave a talk to the Institute of Creative Enterprise in Coventry recently, on the theme of The Art of Shouting Quietly. Over the next few days, people started posting their reflections on Twitter. This is simply a list of those observations. I think it summarises the core of the talk pretty succinctly. Twitter, I(…)

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I made a mistake…

I made a mistake…

I realised the other night that I made a mistake. I edited the energy and commitment out of an important message. Here’s what I meant to say.. This is what the Possibility event is really all about. The notion of the Possibility Seminar grew out of my Cheeky Letters & Dream Lists TEDx talk last year.(…)

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Eight Evaluation Essentials

Eight Evaluation Essentials

A deep, long lasting financial squeeze puts everyone in the creative sector in the same position – competing for scant resources that are only likely to diminish further.In this environment funders (Arts & Crafts Councils, Local Authorities, Trusts and Foundations and corporate sponsors) try their best to allocate scant resources wisely - so tend to be on the lookout for projects that(…)

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