Posts Tagged ‘People’

Make It Happen….

Monday, August 27th, 2012

London Olympics 2012

Proof you can ‘Make It Happen’ when you attract the right team.

As a little Welsh motivator I’d say it takes excellence, energy, skill, poise, focus, intent, smiles….your turn??

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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

 

 

 

Business Etiquette

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Manners were very much a focal part of our upbringing from the table, to the bathroom, in school, school playground and out to the world at large. Today, I hope my mum is smiling at this, a testimony for her great upbringing during a time when life was much tougher than it is now.

I wrote an article for Ford News and Between the Lines (Local Bridgend Engine Plant newsletter.) The topic was about the In Plant Gymnasium refurbishment. What caught the imagination of the journalist was my Gym Etiquette. He e-mailed to ask if he could circulate this out to other companies. Now copywriting sprang to mind and have followed through on this.

Yesterday, I visited a fabulous four star Welsh Health Club and was nicely surprised to read they too had circulated their brand of Gym Etiquette through their newsletter. The part I smiled at was ‘Treating the changing room like your own bathroom’ adding ‘follow these suggestions for changing room etiquette to maintain good relations with fellow gym mates.

To maintain good relations. Good relations with whom? Everyone is a potential customer, an engineer or team leader may become a Plant Manager one day. An office junior may build his dream business one day.

Potential customers online create an even bigger awareness of how our message is perceived. How often do members take offence by the written word posted as a reply online? Different cultures and languages are problems we all encounter when we write to our global family.

 

On Skype, do you invite to connect with someone for a 121 before hand? Do you write a welcome note to a new contact on ecademy or Linkedin? Do you smile to maintain good relations when you greet a business contact for the first time?

Beth Burgess, a lovely network connection made me smile yesterday when she sent a courteous e-mail asking for a 121 when we attend Friday’s Black Star Lunch in London adding: ” I’ll make sure I have an extra-big smile on”

We have a responsibility toward each other. Etiquette and respect for me is part of doing business. The saying ‘I like to treat others as I like to be treated myself’ is as valid in our personal life and creates an even bigger impact both online and offline in business.

It’s like the five a day, ten even, if you’re training 🙂 Good habits.

What effort do you put into maintaining good relations in business?

Contact:  carolyn@cardiffboardroom.co.uk

 

Carolyn Williams

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners and entrepreneurs to help raise their profiles online.

Swansea · cardiffboardroom.co.uk

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We can all help each other grow richer in Ecademy

Monday, August 27th, 2012

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give”. Winston Churchill

That wonderful quote among so many more by Winston Churchill sets the tone for this blog.

Yesterday I joined Daniel, Phillip, George, Mike, Richard, James and one other young gentleman supporting Daniel’s Leadership Event in London.

I took the decision to do this after re launching a band new corporate gymnasium facility after three years planning (to get others on board) on Tuesday. That re launch was the fourth in twenty two years and I was delighted for the workforce. The current Plant Manager for this automotive plant is young and like Daniel, works all hours. These young entrepreneurs and managers don’t have the luxury of paid support, so rely on the goodwill of other leaders who can help. I suspect this pattern is seen across the economic ‘picture board’ in this country.

After a long train journey from Swansea, putting a spurt on through tube stations and streets to arrive to Smiley faces was a treat! I have to say to you ‘ beautiful Londoners’ you are amazing, guiding millions of visitors, including the odd Taff 😉 through your city, an enormous task.

I learnt much, much more by making this, a four hour trip, to meet Daniel and to hear his passion to make Ecademy succeed was obvious. He’s worth hearing, so please attend ROSEE 3.

Robert Craven

Mike Morrison

Beth Burgess

Julia Mctaid

Ed Percival

Richard Francis

Vickie Wusche

I ditto Richard’s comment by repeating ‘Having fun isn’t always a criminal offence’. A gathering of like-minded people. Where else would you have this opportunity?. I had the giggles on more than one occasion, the last being, when the ‘larger than life’ Mike was being a perfect Gent doing his Sir. Walter Raleigh ‘impression’  by warning me of oncoming puddles before leaving for the tube station.

 

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

 

 

Things! Encouraging recovery by doing the right thing

Thursday, December 29th, 2011
Well-being versus Wealth André Bieste The real crisis? We stopped being wise! included an inspiring video presentation by Barry Schwartz.

How do we aid economic recovery? How do we heal the patient? By using wisdom in doing the right thing. Kick starting wisdom by being happy about doing the right thing. .

Laying down pages of rules and regulations has literally locked down the entrepreneurial spirit instead of celebrating those who do the right thing. No matter where you live, work or spend recreational time you see the destruction caused by robotic procedures without encouraging the free spirit in doing the right thing.

Frequent visits to a local hospital over the past few months has been an eye opener, witnessing it’s excellence being overshadowed by endless paper work procedures that renders the patient lost!. Robotic nursing care which does little to reassure healing and calmness.

 

Forever learning and teaching I wrote this Business : It is how you talk to patients that matter! but it seems the point of my message was lost in replies discussing how NHS trust budgets are controlled, missing the real issue completely.

So here again giving students experience and encouraging them to do the right thing has been lost in the endless piles of paperwork that needs pure administrative skills to allow the nurse or doctor to get on with healing the patient. Nursing training and specialist skills are vital for patient recovery. Allowing students and employees to think for themselves to learn from improvising and experience under supervision. Lot’s of teaching layers in that module”

Out of the text book and out of the class room and into the real world of encouraging real recovery. I wrote that blog in the hope it might raise awareness that rules and procedures are guidelines but to be effective you need to win others over. Becoming influential in ‘winning the hearts and minds of people’ encouraging recovery in others is the ultimate end result and for our sick economy. You could relate this ‘sickness’ to any number of economic issues where skills and training are indeed alarmingly non existent. So it’s not surprising that by burying our heads in the sand it leaves us well and truly stuck in a swamp. By not celebrating wisdom in doing the right thing, things have a habit of coming back to bite us on the bum.

We have to invest in our recovery and it starts with us.

Poor health and economic sickness has a habit of crucifying us.
What is it that we in ecademy can do do to help celebrate wisdom in doing the right thing?

 

 

Carolyn Williams, helping you to re-energise for your business.

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners and entrepreneurs to help raise their profiles online.

I mentor business people and help them improve their focus, energy and clarity for new business.

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

 

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Official Workout at Work Day Sparkle Tip ~ Play a Sport.

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Shanks for the memories.

I attended Tom Shanklin’s testimonial launch last night at Cardiff City Stadium. His latest knee injury has meant he has accepted that he is now officially retired from the game he loves. In his words “there is more to do in Life than just playing rugby”. His testimonial evening marked the start of his new media career and events being organised throughout the year support Wooden Spoon The children’s charity of rugby

This was my second visit since Steve Hall cycled his way into Cardiff City Football Stadium this time last year, all the way from Hereford FC. Day 93 Cardiff City, Day 94 Cowbridge FC and Day 96 Swansea City.

Both Bjorn and Steve’s cycling efforts in raising awareness of the 45 million refugees can be summed up by this powerful image: Here’s what the Shirt looks like today. Unbelievable. It takes TWO cranes to lift it.

Playing a sport for a town, a city or your country takes on the team building process and spirit we see in business and it’s no surprise that many successful business owners and entrepreneurs are sporting champions or ex military, as I found to my surprise last night. A night to remember listening to the legendary Gareth Edwards talk about the chances Wales have in winning the World Rugby Cup 2011. Q&A presented so professionally by the young Cardiff player, Rhys Williams. The most important component being the passion and skill professionally cascaded down through generations. It was heart warming to see so many mums and dads supporting their sons last night.

It’s very easy to get lost in busy work. You may spend much time in your office, in-box or filing and organizing things. Participating in or coaching a sport has so many ongoing rewards for the future. Working together for a better tomorrow. .

What activity, exercise, or sport helps you become more productive and more relaxed?.

 

 

Carolyn Williams, helping you to re-energise for your business.

Breathing for business. I mentor business people and help them improve their focus, energy and clarity for new business.

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

 

www.lifestyle-online.co.uk/
www.cardiffboardroom.co.uk