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Merry Christmas!

It’s Christmas time. Yay!

For those of you who celebrate Christmas, I trust you will enjoy the delights that Christmas offers. For those who don’t celebrate Christmas, I wish you all the best for whatever you do celebrate (whether it …

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The Driver and The Dealer

The Driver and the Dealer

Many people are getting ready for 2014. They are planning, reviewing and getting all of their ducks in a row.

As you start to focus on 2014, don’t forget the Driver and the Dealer. They …

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You Know Better Than That!

You Know Better Than That!

A good friend of mine is going for a senior postion at a very large company.

As a manager, they are AWESOME!

  • They have stood toe to toe with union officials and negotiated powerful outcomes

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How is Your Attitude?

How Is Your Attitude?

Last week I was on radio talking about mentoring and some of the techniques to get better results. One of the questions that came up from a listener was “What are the best attributes to have

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What Is Your Customer’s Sweet Spot?

What Is Your Customers Sweet Spot?

I was in Melbourne recently to audition for the lead role in an animated film (that’s a different story) and I saw Mario the busker above. In fact, I originally thought someone was playing …

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The Secret to Getting What You Want

Turns out, that secret is to give others what they want

What Do You Get?

Big Brother

So often when I talk with people at conferences, their focus is “What do you get?” It was a delight to spend time with some people whose focus was “What can I give?”

I had the …

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What’s It For?

WHAT’S IT FOR?

Warwick and Sam

In my role as MC I get to meet a lot of really cool people, and not just the celebrities!

Last week Samuel Johnson was the final speaker at the plenary session. He is a man on …

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What’s Your Solution?

What’s Your Solution?

I am up in the lovely state of Queensland visiting clients and doing some tech support for my mum and I have to say it, mum’s boyfriend is a very handy dude.

He loves working in the …

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TEDx Presentation Tips

At the recent TEDxMelbourne event, I had a chat with the convenor and production manager about what it was that made a TED or TEDx presentation really stand out. We came up with a list of a few different things.

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Sell What They Want Not What You Have

Sell What They Want Not What You Have

Mandarin LabelIn Australia, the big two supermarket chains are good at what they do. They are good at selling stuff with maximum margin.
They have also made an art form of selling what

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It WILL NOT Work – My TEDx Story

TEDxMelbourne

I was fortunate enough to be the Master of Ceremonies for TEDxMelbourne yesterday.

It was a great day. The theme was City2.0  With unprecedented urbanisation, how do we prepare for the cities of the future.

Unlike the usual TEDx event, …

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Your Skills Don’t Count

Your Skills Don’t Count

That may be hard to accept but there are so many people out there with unbelievable skills that have not experienced the level of success that they are after.
What counts more than your skill set,

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