Archive for September, 2010

Business Networking – And All That Jazz

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Normally I look for interesting, dynamic projects like @doingthe92, great wines and olive oils, designer jewellery, and Flakacruising networking and sheer blissful holidays to share with my business friends.

Yesterday, it was I who was invited to join a gorgeous couple, Rhianne Griffiths and Mike Briercliffe for a night in Swansea Jazzland with Simon Spillet and Danny Moss Junior Quartet.

“Simon Spillett is well known to Jazzland audiences with his fierce, fast blowing Tubby Hayes style of saxophone. We are delighted that he will be joined by Danny Moss Jnr on double bass, an unashamed disciple of the great Ray Brown”. Now, I am not a huge jazz lover preferring Opera, Blues, Mowtown and Dance music. But my feet sure did start tapping to the liveliest of jazz musicians play their heart and lungs out.

Listen to this?. Danny Moss Snr and Danny Moss Jnr together.

Attending networking invites can lose it’s attractiveness after awhile. Sharing a common interest ie. a love of animals, art, travel, music, literature or a sporting charity can create that missing ingredient. Networking with people with common interests can move that business relationship forward. I never thought I’d be sitting listening to a group of passionate jazz players. So I guess you could call that an example of a win/win networking situation.

What invite has taken you ‘out of your comfort zone?’.

Thank you Rhianne and Mike.

 

Do you re-energise your clients?

Carolyn Williams

@LifestyleOnline

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.

Swansea
cardiffboardroom.co.uk

http://www.scoop.it/t/breathing-for-business

 

Awesome Flaka Tarkin *Sparkle

Monday, September 27th, 2010

 

Here are a few (legal) fun snapshots taken from my awesome holiday, courtesy of Flaka Cruising and Cornelis.

I literally had a ‘quicky’ One True Media lesson from Sally Asling, so that I could load up my passion piccies.

Yes, Cornelis thanks to you and Rob I have rekindled my passion for sailing, FlakaTarkin food and hospitality.

It’s totally a better experience to sail with fabulous warm winds and a hot sun along the Turkish coastline, under the awesome sailing skills of Captain Mehmet Ali, A Turkish Regatta Winner.

 

 

The captions for each picture is as follows:

1.FlakaTarkin Staff *Sparkle
2.Coskun – Lovely young Sailor
3.Oktay – Lovely young Sailor
4.Delicious FlakaTarkin Breakfast – Cook the lovely Zafer
5.Excursion to a beautiful Turkish Village
6.Hans The “Paparazzi Chase”
7.Snap Wil
8.Fun Welsh Flag flying alongside the Union Jack!.
9.Cleopatra’s Museum View
10.Captain Mehmet Ali – Turkish Regatta Winner.
11.Madeline admiring the Turkish Coastline Views
12.Beautiful view of FlakaTarkin from Hotel Okaliptus
13.FlakaTarkin
14.FlakaTarkin’s Turkish Flag

More awesome moments:

The visit to Cleopatra’s beach, the awesome daily swims

The Turkish aromatherapy massage

The care of Abdullah from Conoonoxy Fitness & Spa Centre in Bodrum

The awesome outdoor market, a dream for me, as they had so many varieties of vegetables, fruit, seeds, herbs and nuts. I guess I’m known as a ‘repeater’ to Cornelis but I will visualise the moments and above all think on the great Dutch and Turkish friends I made,

Thank You Cornelis, Rob and Flaka Cruising Staff for all the holiday giggles, laughter and moments ‘lost in translation’.

Do you re-energise your clients?

Carolyn Williams

@LifestyleOnline

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.

Swansea
cardiffboardroom.co.uk

http://www.scoop.it/t/breathing-for-business

Slap on the One True Media Smile! Louis

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

 

My Friday digital “One True Media” lesson by Sally Asling.

It takes love, hope and faith, a quote that inspired me to bring the loves in my life together on YouTube. Why not try it out for yourself?.

Slap on the smile by building smile moments that truly make your heart sing?

 

 

It’s quite obvious to me that Sally’s love for her family and animals reaches out to others on social media. Behind the scenes she works tirelessly to make some ‘magic’ happen.

What digital tools do you use to reach out on social media?.

 

 

 

Do you re-energise your clients?

Carolyn Williams

@LifestyleOnline

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.

Swansea
cardiffboardroom.co.uk

http://www.scoop.it/t/breathing-for-business

Connecting the dots on social media networks.

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

 

Penny Power OBE wrote a book called

‘Know me, like me, follow me’ book

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In this book Penny helps you understand how you can build your social media community. Here are a few examples of how that message translates for me on the web.

Connect for energy.
Make new friends preferably happy ones. Research by Harvard University shows that each happy friend you have, increases our chances of being happy by 9%, while each unhappy friend we have, only decreases our odds of being happy by 7%. So statistically we’re better off with a new friend than without one.

Laugh

I laugh a lot with a few chosen witty connections

Help each other.
I created my fan page on FB  (and more) with the help of a ‘high’ sharing connections.

Sharing

I love the ‘footprints in the sand’ analogy which suggests when the load gets too ‘heavy’ you share the load. Being present listening to the  successes and the ‘tough times’ of a new connection. I share my high’s and lows with special connections and YOU!

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Act.

Do you get to know your connections?

Have you tried laughing or crying or dancing with your connections?. Being pro active I do all of these things through my blogs, organising and attending events. I’ve met and joined countless new friends through events. Many of whom are now shining stars through out the social media networks.

Making time for your social media connections 

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Hug your connections.

There are many different ways you can hug your connections. Retweeting their blogs, and commenting, agreeing, agreeing to disagree on their posts.

Be You.

Listening to Olly Murs being interviewed on Radio One last night, on route back from the M25, I heard the interviewer say the audience immediately connected with Olly on stage. Why? He loves entertaining by being himself and he genuinely loves performing in front of his audience.

Enjoy time together through events, these can be online through skype, webinars or offline by arranging promotional events at your favourite venues,

Spreading real value over the web is an art.

Franklin Levinson facebook page is an example of how he shares his lifetime skill and experiences of  building trust with horses.

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How do you re-energise yourself for business?

Carolyn Williams

@LifestyleOnline

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.

Swansea
cardiffboardroom.co.uk

 

The Power of Social Media Viral Connectivity

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

About that Welsh hat trick.

After the Swans V Burnley match last Saturday I eagerly waited for the call that said ‘We have made our way from the queues and in Morgans for that promised drink!’. At 5.10pm the call came and I dashed to my favourite #Sparkle with Confidence coaching venue to meet the 3 Amigos. Mike Briercliffe, Rhianne Griffiths and Tim Douglas. There is a 4th Amigo, his name is James White. There I stood excitedly greeting my super duper connections, who a week earlier had been active sociaweb online connections.

From August 12th I had twittered furiously asking for contacts to get me signed Shirts at the Cardiff FC Stadium, Cowbridge FC and The Liberty Stadium for Steve Hall’s timed cycle visits on August 20th -21st and 23rd.

August 12th Mike Briercliffe had given me a contact called Tim Douglas. Tim Douglas gave me another contact called James White. I then tweet …>

“Hello James, Need a direct link 4 @thisisspain @doingthe92 4 Swans Can you call me on my mobile pls?”.

Mike tweeted “Need a Cardiff fan with an in to the club management – charity project needs a bit of help. Easy for the club to do”.

By Aug 13th I was celebrating results

“Big High Five! @TimDouglasHR, @jijwhite and @mikejulietbravo. Just got a pr shoot and a signed Shirt 4 Swans at Liberty Stadium 4 @doingthe92″…>

Then followed the Cardiff City signed shirt confirmation followed by my business referee contact for Cowbridge FC “Meet us at noon in Cowbridge”.

By August 13th I was tweeting “Well done!” @mikejulietbravo @TimDouglasHR @jijwhite, Julian Jenkins, Bob Murphy and Steve Day (Dayo)

“High Five 4 Team Effort! Luv it!” And I got to speak to James and Tim….> a bonus!

Steve Hall, Steve Hall’s bike,  Andrea Morris, Swans Fans Manager and Mike Brierciffe

Click here for the rest of Steve’s remarkable journey from Abergavenny, Hereford to Swansea. BEST of the Summer 2010

Do you have a similar social web connectivity success story?  Contact carolyn@cardiffboardroom.co.uk

 

How do you re-energise yourself for business?

Carolyn Williams

@LifestyleOnline

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.

Swansea
cardiffboardroom.co.uk