In the music business there are a two main ways to succeed. You can work like crazy and hope to be found, doing what you need to do until stardom breaks, or you can apply to an advert, audition for a band or singing group and be produced into a star.
Added by james nathan on September 26, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments
It’s interesting to look at successful businesses and understand the factors that make them such a success. There are of course many many of these, great product or service, great people, great hiring, great training, great value proposition – the list goes on and on….
The one thing that they all…Continue
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How often do you ask your clients for feedback – you know when you have finished a job for them, or part way through a project? How happy are they with what you have done?
And when you do ask, isn’t it great when they tell you how fantastic they think you are and how great the service was from you. It makes us feel awesome doesn’t it, nice, warm and fuzzy inside. But, as awesome as it makes you feel how useful is it to help you grow your business?
Of course we…Continue
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Passing is a fundamental of the game and really important to learn well early on. To help children learn to pass we teach them a technique called the…Continue
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There are many horror stories of people posting mad…Continue
Like most businesses, you want to grow. This growth plan is a mixture of organic building and investing in hiring externally. Ideally, a person with a strong experience, who is a perfect cultural fit for your business.
So you meet with a recruitment consultancy who spend hours with you, understanding your…Continue
It’s such a common story. You get great at your day job, and start become one of the company’s rising stars. You bill at very high levels compared with your colleagues and people begin to talk about you. You are a high flyer, a top performer, one to watch.
Added by james nathan on November 11, 2014 at 8:18am — No Comments
So how do you go from nothing to the top of www.google.co.uk’s natural search? This is a massive question and not one easily answered. There are plenty of ‘gurus’ who are happy to tell you their thoughts.…Continue
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Sounds great doesn’t it? Well, ordinarily yes, but in this instance I wasn’t sure.
Like most people I love being asked to do more work for my clients, but the problem was that what they were asking for wasn’t really my main area of expertise.
It was something that I touch on in other courses…Continue
This isn't a straight forward conversation, and truth is that Google changes it's search algorithm all the time. Unless you are a web wiz, keeping up with…Continue
Added by james nathan on March 19, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
I’m often amazed at how many people I meet who tell me that they are no good at making small talk. They are happy to chat with friends, or people that they meet at a party. But when it comes to business, when it comes to networking, they find it tough.
There are few reasons for this, but the most common I…Continue
We all want the very best candidates for our shortlists, and having consistent access to these people is one of major issues facing the recruitment market. All our client’s want the best people for their vacancies and as we all know, quite often the best people for these roles are already…Continue
Added by james nathan on September 23, 2013 at 6:46am — No Comments
In the professional services marketplace, little is as valuable as the word of mouth referral. That wonderful moment when the phone rings and the person on the other end says something like “so and so mentioned I should call you”. There really isn’t anything nicer.
And where does this come from? It is most…Continue
Added by james nathan on September 2, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Unbeknown to me, as I have been teaching this technique to people over the years myself it was actually first taught to…Continue
Just today whilst phoning clients and prospective clients I have had company names barked at me, been put on hold…Continue
Added by james nathan on May 17, 2013 at 7:23am — No Comments
This is not just good advice, it is vital advice.
But, I don’t have time
The problem is that we don’t…Continue
We all use email, and we use it all day long. It’s both a great help and a great hinderance. Great for some tasks, massively overused for others. In many ways, it has changed the way that we work, and the speed at which we correspond.
The reality is that email is as much a part of our working lives as the…Continue
Added by james nathan on March 8, 2013 at 10:24am — No Comments
So how do you go from nothing to the top of www.google.co.uk’s natural search? This is a massive question and not one easily answered. There are plenty of ‘gurus’ who are happy to tell you their thoughts.
There are plenty of companies who will take your money off you…Continue
Added by james nathan on February 28, 2013 at 9:36am — No Comments
I’m asked to look at CVs, help with interview preparation, give general advice, and refer recruitment consultants. I am used…Continue
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