I was recently speaking on a panel for the Walkley Foundation on thought leadership and someone asked me a very interesting question:
When you start to build your role as a thought leader where do you start?
I just loved that question because … [Read More...]
Many women – myself included – have the tendency to shy away from the spotlight. Rather than put themselves forward, they would prefer to quietly work in the background and let others be the ones to step forward.
Why? Because it can be scary, … [Read More...]
I recently fell in love…with New York. It is truly an amazing city and I visited in July after an intensely busy period launching my book, From Unknown To Expert in the US and speaking at a DELL conference in Austin, Texas. Needless to say I did … [Read More...]
A few months ago I caught up with my friend, bestselling author, Andrew Griffiths when he was visiting Sydney. We talked about my book, From Unknown To Expert and he suggested I have a party to celebrate the launch of the book.
As he said: “I … [Read More...]
On a ranch outside of Austin Texas, I kicked up my heels and laughed my way through boot scootin’ dancing, rubbing shoulders with one of the most influential men in IT and presented to 150 influential female entrepreneurs from around … [Read More...]
The very thought of public speaking terrifies many of us. In fact, the fear of public speaking ranks higher than the fear of death. It’s crazy, but true.
But whether we like it or not, public speaking is a fact of life. Whether you’re doing a … [Read More...]
As I finished the last pages of Unknown to Expert, it came time to step out from behind my computer and back into the spotlight.
With the launch of the book and everything that came with it, my business had shifted, my profile had … [Read More...]
I do heaps of presentations about social media. Mostly they are to groups who have paid to turn up to learn about social media so are open and want to absorb as much information as possible.
And then there are a few who the organiser has thought … [Read More...]
What make you unique? It’s really worth taking some time to think about this question.
Figuring out what make you unique – your personal brand – is a great way to stand out from the people and businesses around you.
A personal brand is the set … [Read More...]
I was a latecomer to Facebook. As soon as I found out about blogs (they were called weblogs back then!) I started one, and the same with Twitter.
But I just didn’t get Facebook for a long time. It didn’t appeal to me for some reason. … [Read More...]
When I left behind a successful professional career in public relations to start my own agency, it was an incredibly exciting yet scary time. I was just 30 years old, energised by the possibilities yet terrified of the unknown.
Importantly, I … [Read More...]