Posts Tagged ‘Smiles’

Capturing Magical Breakthrough Moments On Film

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Pure magical celebrations captured on film.

Last night I watched and listened to this incredible African Childrens Choir, selected to sing for the Queens Jubilee song and concert.

 

 

Gary Barlow’s breakthrough moments in searching for the Diamond Jubilee song for the Queen.¬† (The official song of the Diamond Jubilee. Performed by the Military Wives with Gareth Malone and musicians from across the Commonwealth including the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Band, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Slum Drummers from Kenya’s Kibera slum, African Children’s Choir and many more.)

 

 

Gary visited Australia, Kenya, Jamaica and the Solomon Islands to find musicians for the song, collaboration with Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber.

BBC headlines about the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations brought us another Getty image that defies time. Diamond Jubilee: The Queen’s bond with ‘remarkable’ Welsh

getty images

On Saturday, having studied several ‘magical moments’ of newly retiring Shane Williams and Martyn Williams, I tweeted “Whoop! Whoop! Hook on the money. It all started with Harry Robinson’s try, Wales 30 Barbarians 21. Congratulations! 100th Cap for Martyn Williams”.

Wales 30 – 21 Barbarians
This incredible tackle captured by Huw Evans Wales talented photographer.

This game gave us an insight into the young talent that travels on the test tour to Australia on Tuesday. What better fitting tribute to the two giant stalwarts, who have given us some of the most incredible magical moments on the field. Wishing you both everything you deserve Shane Williams and Martyn Williams. If the Queen’s long serving Diamond Jubilee celebrations are anything to go by…….there is much work to be done yet!. ūüėČ

 

Carolyn Williams

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Smiley Faces Can Make a Big Difference When Decision Making In Business

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012



What you say, write and how your body language reflects those words have a big impact on those you do business with. Steve Martin wrote : The way in which feelings and emotion impact on decision-making and behaviour can be powerful.

Professor Marianne Bertrand of Chicago Business School recently found that simply by printing a picture of a smiling young woman on an envelope containing an offer for a financial product led to 
a significant increase in response.

I am naturally drawn to sunnier smiles when networking and equally withdraw from cold stares both in Life and when engaging through social media. Two yeas ago experiencing some really cold wintery weather I wrote Business : Profiles – The Power Of The Smile!. the power of a Smile can lift the Spirit. Equally what you seek, read and reflect have a big impact on those you do business with.

Constant negative media news and destructive behaviour has a depressive effect on British workers as they head for sunnier climates in search of sun rays!. (Me included) Feeling sunnier can and does attract new relationships and new clients. Your written word and images reflect your intention and spirit. To promote hope among young job seekers I wrote Business : The art of communication skills in business.

Steve Martin continued to add “Clearly it would be a stretch to suggest that simply decorating your next proposal with smiley faces and positive words will be enough to ‚Ä®ensure that you emerge with ‚Ä®a new client or contract. However, other things being equal, paying attention to the environmental cues that can influence others’ feelings and ethically arranging for those that impact positively to be in place, especially at the point when decisions are made, can make for big differences.

But aside from obvious events such as receiving bad news or falling out with a colleague what other stimuli can influence how we feel and, as a result, behave?”

When Attracting New Clients ~ how do we engage? 

  • Engage


– Do you call to engage with your potential customers?

  • Smile


– Do you Smile while chatting with them?

Saw another article and felt it appropriate when looking at our negative behaviour. If you run a business and you waste energy squabbling in front of the customer, I for one wouldn’t do business with you. A no win situation.

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
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Breaking through the Daylight Smiles

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Woop! Woop! More heaven on earth courtesy of Alun Morris Jones and Twitter. I had to share this early Christmas pressie with my follow friends.

Like so many other connections here on Ecademy the past few months have been a personal and professional test.

Whatever circumstances throw at you I do hope this piece of magic lifts your spirit?

 

Coldplay’s Paradise says it all for me.

Previous Blog “I was in heaven on earth yesterday courtesy of twitter”. ¬†¬†

 

 

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
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Louis

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Updated 15-10-2011

Good Night Louis

My daughter has been staying with me while resting from a protruding disc in her low back and is off work and waiting for an MRI. Meanwhile her husband and I take it in turns to run Louis their Cavalier, around the coastline. This photo I took one evening having returned from several hours on the Gower trail. It’s an amazing cure for insomnia.¬†smile

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

It was this 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?.

 

 

Thank you Sally. Happy Saturday! sunshine smiles.

 

Do you re-energise your connections?

Carolyn Williams,  Moving minds, helping you to focus on doing business

 

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Is anger affecting your health?

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

 

Healthy constructive anger is healthy as opposed to reactive and destructive anger.  The trouble is not everyone understands the difference. It would help us if we understood the affects.

It’s addictive aaaargh!¬†Watching Marco reminds me of all the Do and Dont’s about sitting relaxed and taking time over a delicious meal.

Do you eat when your angry?

Do you sit down to eat a meal?.

Do you spend time in relaxed company?

Do you look at eating as an enjoyable way of exchanging fun and laughter between family and friends?

Celebrations in familes and making new friends, generally involve eating and drinking. So relaxing while enjoying food so beneficial.

Eating when your relaxed and enjoying great company is a healthier option than eating when angry, and alone, yes?

So here are some¬†veggie suggestions for those of us wishing to try¬†alternative ‘veggie buddies’

 

Carrots with coriander,
Tomatoes with basil,
Peas with mint wink
Peppers with thyme,
Aubergine with oregano and ..
Leeks (Welsh ) of course with rosemary or new potatoes,
Cabbage with Dill and
Spinach with nutmeg.

 

Who would be top of your list sharing a gorgeous meal?

 

Do you re-energise your connections?
Carolyn Williams,  Moving minds, helping you to focus on doing business

 


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Reboot Friday Tips.

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
Taking a look at fitness products on the market in conjunction with the need to promote feeling invigorated as opposed to exhausted, I have purchased a feminine looking ‘Pink’ Reebok kettle bell. These exercises help me to maintain a stronger posture.

Start by choosing the right weight kettle bell for you and learn good swinging techniques. ( a must!.)

1. Crunch grip tricep extension – Both arms bent holding kettle bell behind head.
2. Single arm swing – ( from btw both legs to shoulder level.)
3. Single swing to row. – ( from btw legs straight arm pushing kettle bell out in front to shoulder level)
4. Single arm row (as in single lat rows )
5. Core (two hands) swing in circular motion ( from waist upwards ) in one direction followed by the other.

You can do these exercises indoors when the weather is pants or better still outdoors wherever you are.

The benefits of GREEN exercise.

You get the air circulation and there is much more stimulation!. Natural light is much better, even when it’s raining. Trust me, it was stair rodding it down last Thursday. There is something about being outside that makes you push yourself harder. Going back inside makes you so aware of the GREEN benefits. I found this lady an inspirational read…>

A life long love affair with fitness Joey Bull

“We are all so very different and what works for one may not work for another. Some of the best things I’ve learnt have come from people who find it hard to get their voices heard”.

How do you look after your posture and fitness?

Enjoy a break from your pc, laptop, iphone even, then why not jig around to We speak no Americano?

 

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

 

 

Office Shine

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

 

A lovely social media friend, Mick Say’s sent me this tweet¬†“Hi Carolyn – I lost friday last week but thanks for the #Sparkle” prompted me to surface this blog!.

Taken time out to recharge in the Country, taking in fresh air and to get some quality sleep! Woke up refreshed to read this:-

What role does humour play in your office? ¬†Written by an American member. I loved the content! Why is that not a surprise and why is it I don’t ”Wake Up’ to read that type of Good Morning blog from our UK business contributors?

Speaking to one of my ex college friend’s husband from Australia over the weekend about the difference sunshine makes to the “happy” serotonin chemical levels in people. “It is a well-known contributor to feelings of well-being”.

Do you enjoy your work? Always struggling to achieve results that add that sparkle?

To keep your shine it helps to eat well, get lot’s of enriched oxygenated fresh air by getting close to nature, as often as you can.
Make sure you get lot’s of sleep

Making time to have fun in your day with bubbly people. #

Remember to leave a little sparkle wherever you go.

 

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

Have you heard of Newport, Newport?

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Sangeeta Haindl, owner of Serendipity PR and and Media Consultancy sent me this tweet and I was still talking about it eight hours later.

‘My neighbour told us that this video clip has done more than the tourist board and anyone (for that matter) to put Newport on the map’.

See for yourself…Newport (Ymerodraeth State of Mind)

 

 

 

Thank you Sangeeta, from all of us in South Wales.

 

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

 

 

 

Let’s hear it for the open office!

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010


Lifestyle – Let’s hear it for the new offices…ballrooms with open doors….music inviting us in, instead of those sales boards

Let’s hear the music to tap dance with less paperwork! Let’s hear it for the protection of rare animal species and our own Rare species here on ecademy!

Let’s hear it for healthy ‘Active Kids’ with their mum’s and dad’s.

Let’s hear it for awesome! diversity, dynamics and colour. Let’s hear it for New Life before June 4th

 

I was asked by a member for some quick answers to body fat loss.
A brief answer first, followed by ‘watch this space’ here on Poll Day tomorrow.

Meanwhile Keep on Running

  • Build up a 10 week Walk/Jog/Run programme
  • plus a good leg health ‘stretch guide’
  • plus eating for Peak Performance as opposed to Junk! Then take a look at
  • Life from a hammock during these wonderful sunny days and
  • Relax!

For those of you who despair about walking, there is always outdoor cycling trails or off road and swimming and bags of scenic activities!! Have fun outdoors! Tell me your choices of activities?

Let’s hear it for the sparklers! Want to feel more alert and alive?

  • First free half an hour¬†Skype Coaching = ¬†wellbeingcoach1

 

 

Carolyn Williams. Breathing new life into business.  I drive new leads, followers and advocates online for small business owners & entrepreneurs to boost revenue.

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