Happy Birthday!


Yesterday was my birthday.  Yay!

I have long been a believer in not working on my birthday so I spent the day having brunch with some work friends, lunch with an old singing friend and then dinner with Wifey.  It

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Would your Hard Drive survive?

At any show, it is hard to stand out above the crowd.  Thousands of people coming in the doors, hundreds of exhibitors, loads of press, blogging and tweeting, how can you bee seen???

Here is how ioSafe did it. 

  • They

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Is it Good or Bad?

So many things happen in our work and personal lives that we label “Good” or “Bad”.  In my experience, it is not what has happened, but how we are feeling that impacts on the label we give it.

There is

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What’s New?


Happy Easter!

I hope you had a fun long weekend – with or without chocolate!!

This time of year is a celebration of new life.  I recommend you do the same. Stay with me, I am not going to be

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Is it Too Hard?

Is it too hard?

We face difficult and challenging situations every day. Whether it is confronting your boss, negotiating a deal, stating an unpopular perspective or making a difficult life choice, we face these situations regularly.

These are tough choices. …

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What is Most Important?




I have just come back from three days hosting an Expo/Trade Show. There was a great array of brands, products and services all displayed and promoted in different ways.  It struck me that the most important thing was most over

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What does Johnny Cash Know?



This week’s Blog comes from Johnny Cash.


I was listening to his American III album which has covers of other songs and the first song is “Won’t Back Down” written by Tom Petty.  I checked the lyrics and discovered that

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What about Others?

What about others?


It is very easy to get hung up about how things are for you in a situation, but what about others?


Melbourne recently got hit by a hail storm and unfortunately, wifey and I got caught in

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What does the "X" stand for in TEDx

I have been given the honour of being the Master of Ceremonies for the third TEDx Melbourne session on Saturday March 13th at RMIT. For those of you who are not familiar with TED, it stands for Technology, Entertainment and

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Take it ALL!

Are you one of these people who wear their annual leave entitlement like a badge of honour?

“I’ve got 23 weeks of annual leave owing – I haven’t had a real holiday in FIVE YEARS!!”

Surely you have met people

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Who is Driving?



When it is time to make decisions (important or otherwise) who is driving? It is you or your ego?


My ego wanted to kick in this week and I struggled to keep it at bay. Wifey and I bought a

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Get More Sales



There is a very simple formula for sales:
More Connections = More Sales


But this doesn’t mean you have to go out and find a truck load of more connections yourself, sometimes you only need to work with you existing

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What Inspires You?



Inspiration is a critical part of life. It gives us strength, courage, compassion as well as helps us to generate ideas on what to make, what to do, how to behave and who to be in business and in life.

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What Inspires your Booth?

In talking with many exhibitors, one of the things that comes up frequently as an issue is “How should my booth look?”

Now you don’t have to have a person bungy jumping through the floor or hanging from the cross

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Nothing Changes



Have you noticed how if nothing changes, nothing changes?


I know it’s a bit obvious, but sometimes it is up to us to change a situation.


For example, I have been writing a proposal for the last week or so

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