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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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Personal Politics

Personal Politics

Well it’s over. The best news is that we don’t have to put up with rubbish TV adverts, biased reporting and loads of junk mail.

I know some people get fired up over politics but I’m not one …

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Offensive Political Junkmail

I got this political junk mail in the letter box today. Usually I can ignore it. I loathe negative adds and negative campaigning. If you have to raise yourself up by putting others down then you are in the wrong

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Got Leverage?

Got Leverage?

Leveraged PropertyArchimedes (the mathematical legend) said something to the effect of, “Give me a lever long enough …and I shall move the world.”

This principle remains valid today in engineering as well as in finance and in business.

Today …

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Power Up Your Property

Power Up Your Property

As you may know, I am a big fan of property investment. Wifey and I have been fortunate enough to purchase several properties over the years and continue to grown our financial nest egg.

One of

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Why Should I Vote For You?


I don’t know who to vote for. 

I so want something positive to come out of this election so I thought I would email the candidates in my electorate. I wonder what they will come back with?
This is the

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How’s Your Strategy?

How’s Your Strategy?

StrategyToday I am off to consult with an Exhibiting client to help them Get More from their next expo. The key focus for me will be their Strategy. Too often people approach exhibiting without a decent strategy.

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