Archive for September 2011


I thought that this would be a topical subject, especially as we have one of the biggest travel events of the year coming up in the form of WTM from 7-10 November.

If I could convert the number of times that colleagues have said to me “I wish I’d done more networking” into cash I would be a very rich person. For those of us that have worked in corporate life we often draw on the friendships we make in companies we work for and rely too much on those for our social life. Then the inevitable restructuring happens and you are facing redundancy or decide that it’s time to move on but don’t know who to call for advice or help. Read More >
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Posted: 28/09/2011 22:09:32


These are questions I get asked a lot so I thought I’d combine a few tips to get you started on blogging with some tips on how to integrate your blog into Linkedin and Facebook.

I thought I’d also share some recent frustrations with Facebook that landed in my newsfeed this week.  Many of you have probably seen the changes that they have made to the new stories and the new Ticker that they have put on the page which has definitely irritated quite a few users.

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Posted: 22/09/2011 01:17:40


I went to a very interesting talk recently by Cristina Escallón which was hosted by the Colombian Tourist board. The topic caught my eye as it was dealing with culture in the workplace and having worked on a big multinational project years ago with Price Waterhouse and in multicultural teams at Thomas Cook, I was keen to learn how our understanding of the dimensions of culture has evolved. My learning was based on the Hofstede study of the cultures of IBM many years ago which focuses on the following five dimensions of culture: Read More >
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Posted: 19/09/2011 23:26:55


You may wonder where this much used phrase “Content is King” comes from, so I thought I’d do a spot of online research to find out. According to a recent blog it was quoted by Bill Gates of Microsoft back in 1996 before “google” as a verb ever existed in the English language.

The recent changes by Google to their search algorithms as discussed in a recent blog, otherwise known as the “Panda” or “Farmer” update means that high quality content is now more important than ever as to how your website is ranked by the search engines such as Google, Yahoo and MSN. 

Some of you may be planning to launch your own blog or wondering how to develop the right kind of content on your website to convert your website visitors to customers.  Here are some top tips to think about
 

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Posted: 05/09/2011 18:52:59


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