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Getting the angle right, your personal brand photo

Posted on May 16, 2017

  I was thinking about pictures the other day, pictures of scones to be precise and wondering how I wanted to set the scene for them. What props would work, what lighting would be good, how would I convey quality? It struck me that I was more worried about how the food would look than […]

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Wanted: Communications Goddess

Posted on April 11, 2016

When job descriptions become a communications nightmare. Chatting with old colleagues, fellow communicators and bloggers on LinkedIn is always good fun and every once in a while I come across something that makes me want to share more widely. In this instance, it started with a series of odd job descriptions that I came across a few months […]

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8 Tips For Networking In the Real World

Posted on June 18, 2013

Everyone knows the benefits of networking, but knowing something and doing it aren’t always the same or easy.  I’ve had to drag colleagues, friends and my husband to networking events and I’ve been dragged to a few myself. The time before the event is generally the worst part.  That’s the period when you come up […]

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Let Graphic Design Help You Deliver Your Message

Posted on May 28, 2013

Have you ever looked at a brochure and thought, brilliant, that was a smart way to deliver a message? Do you have a favorite poster or magazine?  Chances are that what grabbed your attention the very first time you saw it was great design. Graphic designers look at and manage visual challenges.  They can make […]

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You Online, The Forever Footprint

Posted on May 7, 2013

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu1C-oBdsMM] When I wrote, “That Awkward Personal Branding”, I referenced the bright side of an online persona.  The way it can work to your advantage if you are honest and polite. Being present online can get you a new job, an informal or formal education, a new profession; it can introduce you to interesting and […]

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That Awkward Personal Branding

Posted on April 23, 2013

Over the last little while, I’ve had quite a few people ask me for help with their LinkedIn profiles. They have asked where to start, what to do and what to say. The exchange generally starts with their reluctance to include a photo and is followed by a hesitation to post projects or examples of […]

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