Archive for January, 2012

Keep me, keep me on your radar

Saturday, January 21st, 2012



This morning I decided to dance around my kitchen to The Saturday’s singing All Fired Up. feeling very much alert, alive and energised. I’m self motivated and don’t need to wait for someone to fire me up. I hear the words keep me, keep me on your radar and I remember my original networking
Are you on my Radar? blog.

It’s fast approaching that time of the year when we de clutter our living rooms, bedrooms and wardrobes. My daughter worked tirelessly last week (proving that she is indeed on the mend smile ) on clearing out the small room. This extra space room is one I am keen to turn into an office. Thankfully she has method, administration being her strong point, so I am now the proud owner of a neat room with storage files for my paperwork.

I joined Ecademy in 2008. Being disciplined in the belief that value adds to my motivational business service, I spring clean my contact list every Monday, clearing out the debris, or any surplus that takes up too much room. Just when Sam announced he would away from Ecademy for awhile, I decided to take a closer look at my original network connections to see who invited me to connect when I joined Ecademy and who I still write, phone, Skype or indeed have had a few 1-2-1’s with. It’s also an exercise which highlights those who have never kept in touch or who have left for other reasons.

Have you taken a closer look at your network contact list lately? How many have you connected with and how many would you like to keep on your radar?

Carolyn Williams, helping you capture new followers, advocates and how to generate new leads for your business?

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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
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Off Line Networks ~ Bring Back London Ecademy Events

Friday, January 13th, 2012


At the beginning of this week I wrote about Business : Build On Trust Me, You Chose My Network and wanted to share with you the journey of trusting both online and offline networking Trust yourself posted by ed percival tells you to reflect when you first trusted someone and the first person you learnt to mistrust. Your gut instinct will TELL you everything you need to know about the person you are with.

Yesterday
I attended a NRG Business networks meeting at The Vale Hotel, Hensol and enjoyed a 1-2-1 withDave Clarke CEO of this Network. The host Huw Lewis, was living a little closer to me in Wales and was amazed I knew so much about Dave. smile Thanks to Ecademy and my Network I have got to know Dave through a series of social media networks and tools before meeting him ‘face to face’ for the first time. A family man and an experienced business man with people skills pouring out of his pores.

How good is that, belonging to a network that encourages both online and offline networking?.
Bring back London Ecademy Events.

 

Carolyn Williams, helping you capture new followers, advocates and how to generate new leads for your business?

@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

 

Beautiful is not always big

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

One of Mehmet Yildiz’s Blog question was “I am trying to understand the correlation between Rugby with the impact of “Virtual Sex” in family lives?”.

My answer to that was Simple – I’m Welsh! And what’s more Shane Williams, my favourite Rugby player ( and now newly retired ) was given this accolade from Graham Henry. Graham Henry hails Shane Williams as Wales’ best in a generation. He deserves it!



In 2008, Shane Williams proved beyond all reasonable doubt that good things do come in small packages. Williams’ nomination for the 2008 BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year award is proof that beautiful is not always big The 5ft 7in Welsh rugby superstar won international rugby’s greatest personal accolade after the newly-crowned IRB World. Now that is really something to get excited about.






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Listening to clients and being business savvy.

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

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I read with great interest these questions posted in LinkedIn:

How do I build genuine relationships built on trust, business acumen, innovations and business knowledge and global acumen? How do I learn to transcend across borders and cultures?

Soft skills are the sort of attributes one might find in a personal development course or even marriage counselling: emotional intelligence, communication skills, conflict resolution and creating win – win outcomes via collaboration rather than compromise.

They’re about having the personal skills to influence, what consultants like to call business savvy. They’re about understanding what’s going on in the heads of executives and what they care about.

Let’s look first at how we interact with our young people. For me information is power. The art of communication is the basis of any transaction. Imparting knowledge relies on teachers making it ‘fun to learn’. There is an art to creating a secure environment for young people to develop skills and independence, where they can surface their genuine concerns.

Moons ago, I wrote a module to compliment the internal customer and the external customer (written by co trainers) which won A National Training Customer Care Award.

For me communication skills in business is a priority, as we hear how best to serve our customers. Let’s look at how we interact with ourselves before we communicate with our clients.

Self-awareness, Self- regulating, Self- sustaining

Providing real solutions
Improving communication skills – in both personal and work life
Increased motivation – Dealing with fears and obstacles
Increased vitality – optimise performance
Improved confidence – in both personal and work life
Improving health for energy to work
Listening skills and Interactive skills
Embracing the changes
Delivering to the customer

The real test for us begins when we learn how to:

Handle difficult customers and how to disarm the angry customer.

Carolyn Williams

@LifestyleOnline

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for new business leads. Helping entrepreneurs increase their followers and leads online.

Swansea cardiffboardroom.co.uk