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I write on a variety of topics but mostly about useful tips, personal development and working virtually.
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I write about all sorts:-) but mainly about Movement, Health,breathing, Pilates,Yoga and Dance.
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Focused on effective writing and business communications as well as writing for entertainment, acting, gardening and connecting with like-minded people.
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One Man's Opinion. On all sorts of things.
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Irina's little world - events, observations and thoughts.
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Entrepreneurship.... are you a business owner that has needs to become more entrepreneurial? Or are you an entrepreneur that needs focus, discipline and access to information fast? Read on....
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Most business owners would not dream of a career in sales and yet by virtue of going into business for themselves they discover that they are in sales anyway. www.accidentalsalesman.com is a site full to tools which you can use to help you.
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Thoughts and comments on .... [fx: drum roll] ... VAT and some less exciting things as they come to mind ;-)
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Sunday and working
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As you would expect from a freelance copywriter, my blog will cover various aspects, hints and tips on the mysterious world of copywriting. On top of that there may also be the odd post about article writing and marketing.
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1497 days ago 6 comments Categories: Social Media Tags:
I find it interesting that within the Social Media space, one is encouraged to express one's views et al. Yet in the same breath, one is cautioned about what type of information is loaded on the inter
1501 days ago 1 comments Categories: Better Networking Tags: effective networking, online networking,
Most professionals know that effective networking is vital if they want to be successful in what they do. Some may have years of experience and training of networking in person but be daunted by the
1502 days ago 1 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
I woke up this morning bright and early with loads of newsletters being birthed in my head.  I got up and decided to tackle writing newsletters.  Yay, finally, as this has been on my to do list for so
1502 days ago 1 comments Categories: Better Networking Tags: social capital, social media, networking
In ‘Networking like a pro’, the authors, Ivan Misner, David Alexander and Brian Hilliard, define social capital as the accumulation of resources developed in the course social interactions. In fact on
1504 days ago 0 comments Categories: Social Media Tags:
Thank you all for commenting on my first blog.  I felt like a kid receiving my first overseas letter from a pen-pal.  Coming and living in Africa, I am very wary about using this medium to express my
1507 days ago 5 comments Categories: Social Media Tags: It’s all very well to go to a Social Media workshop
  It’s all very well to go to a Social Media workshop, and get all pumped up about the new and wonderful possibilities of using the numerous social media tools.  As I was after attending Romany’s Augu
1513 days ago 0 comments Categories: Better Networking Tags:
A phrase that typically follows me around is ‘how do you find time to do everything? (The answer is I don’t, I just prioritise very well!) But, it left me thinking about how to find the time to ne
1515 days ago 0 comments Categories: Business Blogs Tags: VAT, Discloure, Tax, Errors, HMRC
If you have discovered that you have underpaid VAT to HM Revenue & Customs and are concerned what action you should take, click here
1522 days ago 1 comments Categories: Copywriting Tags: proofreading, copywriting,
On Dragons' Den, Duncan Bannatyne poured scorn on a healthy eating book pitch, after spotting grammar errors in the copy. And for that reason, he was ‘out.’ Evidence enough that if you don’t proofread
1522 days ago 0 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
Am I the only one, or are there other people out there that object to buying clothes and accessories by "so-called" designers? Having just spent a day at an Designer outlet village has just confirmed
1524 days ago 4 comments Categories: Books Tags: iPad, e-books, ebooks, e-reader, ereaderr
  I'd always been a voracious reader of books until I stopped commuting by public transport. After that it became harder to find time to read books. Since I've been working from home reading for fun h
1525 days ago 3 comments Categories: Copywriting Tags: copywriter, freelance copywriter, SEO copywriter, website copywriter
G'day folks.   Today I'm going to talk to you about the Australian Sales Pitch Method. So if you're ready, throw a shrimp on the barbie and we'll get going.   As a copywriter I know what your audience
1525 days ago 0 comments Categories: Social Media, Facebook Tags: facebook, facebook privacy
Facebook has just added places which means that anyone can find your exact location, the exact address and map of where you are  when you are logged in.  I'm not sure how this affects you in terms of
1528 days ago 2 comments Categories: Web Hosting Tags: Quirk EMarketing
I had to call Quirk yesterday so that I could get access to one of my client accounts and I was horrified to discover that they charge the client to get access to their own FTP login details.  When sh
Starting a home business is not tedious. In fact, there are many advantages in starting a home based business. You can enjoy the fun of working in a home atmosphere and can work at your convenient sch
1537 days ago 0 comments Categories: Better Networking Tags:
Not only is a blog a great way of connecting personally with your target market, it is one of the best ways to optimise your search engine ranking. It appears that Google puts a greater weight on cont
There are many articles out there on how to grow your business via face-to-face and on-line networking. However, there are not many articles that go into the nitty-gritty of how you ‘work a room’ at a
1539 days ago 0 comments Categories: Business Blogs Tags:
If you sell a product or a service to business, joining a networking group can be a fantastic way to grow your business. Before we go any further, let’s counteract a myth - networking is not about sel
1539 days ago 0 comments Categories: Movies Tags: Facebook, facebook movie
 
1541 days ago 0 comments Categories: Business Blogs Tags: Negotiating, negotiation, buisiness
I was at a wedding yesterday, &  was very surprised to find myself informally negotiating with a choir mistress. I am ashamed to say, that I completely failed in my negotiating objective. I’ll exp
1544 days ago 0 comments Categories: Social Media Tags:
It still amazes me that some people "wash their dirty laundry in public"   Just watched a brilliant video from AVG on common sense posting on public forums, such as these. Don't people realise that wh
There is a discussion going on in the executive village  at the moment, about how to get an embedded manager to be more effective. This is a problem faced by many professional practices and businesses
1545 days ago 0 comments Categories: Holidays Tags: South African Airways, SAA
This is the second time I flew SAA. The first time I flew SAA things were stolen from my luggage.  They got another chance because it was down to price and length of flight, mainly length of flight.
1545 days ago 0 comments Categories: Social Media Tags: twitter, twitter followers,
I was asked a question this morning by @phrankleen: “do u know of any tweeting product that helps u get targeted followers? In terms of marketing.” “and that can send automated tweet whilst am away
1552 days ago 0 comments Categories: Copywriting Tags: SEO, keyword research, website copywriting
Is your head spinning from SEO jargon? Keywords, Search Engine Optimisation, search terms, spiders, trafffic, H1 tags, listings, ranking, indexing, organic... If you are new to Internet marketing, it
1555 days ago 2 comments Categories: Health Tags: time management, scheduling tasks, things to do
When we think of getting everything done we usually think of TIME management. But it takes more than just enough time to get through your to-do list. It also takes ENERGY. Have you ever had something
1556 days ago 4 comments Categories: Health, Lifestyle Tags: death
Reading Romany's blog post about the passing of Anton made me think about how short life is and how we take what we have for granted. I know its a morbid topic, but I think the universe is sending me
1560 days ago 1 comments Categories: Better Networking Tags: money, energy, earning
Here in the UK we have a deeply engrained reserve and reticence about money, the etiquette and manners around it.  Often money is a taboo subject.  You don't tell people what you earn, you don't ask o
1561 days ago 4 comments Categories: Better Networking Tags: death, networking
Anton Bosman recently attended one of my workshops in Cape Town and then connected with me online we got chatting and started planning some workshops in Mosselbay.  Anton was also a part of the Flight
1567 days ago 3 comments Categories: Entertainment Blogs Tags:
  This was taken from The Times newspaper A 98 year old woman in the UK wrote this to her bank.  The bank manager thought it amusing enough to have it published in the Times. Dear Sir, I am writing to
1567 days ago 0 comments Categories: Copywriting Tags: copywriter, freelance copywriter, SEO copywriter, website copywriter
  A High Street store uses its shop window to entice customers through its doors. Once safely inside a salesman will appear and strike  up a conversation. He'll watch for cues from the customer's body
1569 days ago 2 comments Categories: Social Media Tags:
Today I, once again, realised the value of social media. I added AVG (My anti-virus), as one of my "LIKE'S" on Facebook.  On this page they publish useful info about viruses and how to protect yoursel
1569 days ago 2 comments Categories: Better Networking Tags: betternetworking
It's taken a while for me to get this site to where I feel pleased with the results.  There are still a few tweaks here and there I want to make but for now it's time for me to take a breather but bef
Energy Vampires drain your spirit by depleting your positive energy, just like real vampires slurp blood. Energy Vampires – such as drama queens – leave you feeling drained and listless. The Energy Va
1570 days ago 3 comments Categories: Better Networking Tags:
Back at the beginning of May, it was my birthday and I had one of the best weekends!  I took a few of my very best friends up on the mountain near home for a Boots, Backpacks and Bubbly celebration.
1570 days ago 0 comments Categories: Business Tags: social media, new business
A lot of people want to know from me how to get their social media campaigns working. Firstly, it takes time and effort and more time because social media is all about building relationships.  If you
Ok... somebody tell me why the banks are allowed to advertise AT ALL?! They should all be banned because their ads are unrealistic and border on false advertising! one of the banks actually ask; "How
1571 days ago 2 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
The big quote of the Soccer world cup.   I just love the enthusiasm and energy of the whole event.  What I don't like is the total disregard for good service during this period. Suddenly it became the
1572 days ago 8 comments Categories: Social Media Tags: social media, social media flight plan
It's been such a busy two weeks... And with juggling business deadlines, I've found it impossible to manage all my social media activities.  I don't like making excuses ... especially about not being
1572 days ago 4 comments Categories: Social Media Tags: Social Media Flight Plan, web site, profiles
I've just received the latest Social Media Flight Plan lesson. I've read through it and surprised that I am in the process of doing much in this lesson. So do I need it? Yes, I do.   We're in the pro
1572 days ago 2 comments Categories: Sports Tags: soccer world cup, south africa soccer
Just read an article by the New York Times, South Africans wonder what lies beyond the world cup. I was sad that I couldn't be in South Africa for this event and I'm no soccer fan at all but my frien
1573 days ago 4 comments Categories: Business Blogs Tags: employment creation, cat transport, cost
CAT TRANSPORT BOXES Very important on this analysis: All the prices are from a RETAIL SHOP – Midas. The cost, especially on materials can be cut almost in half when buying from bulk WHOLESALERS!   Cos
1573 days ago 2 comments Categories: marketing Tags: business, buy, purchase, contact, email, phone, address, credibility, genuine
What do you think when you're looking for a product or service on the web and you find a web site that doesn't have any contact details except an email form?   I ask who is behind the web site. Is it
The Employment Creation Mission July 9, 2010 by waynebisset Concept to reality Everyone has ideas, thousands of them. Most leave it just there, an idea, and have a million and one reasons why they can
1576 days ago 1 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
I have to say that I am very disappointed with the new government's attitude to Education.  Education is so vital for this country to succeed. For the Minister to make such a huge error is disgraceful
1577 days ago 0 comments Categories: Business Blogs Tags:
  Are you someone who 'owns' your creativity, or do  you shirk, shrug and say that creativity is just for 'arty' people?  If you run a business or have aspirations to set up some exciting projects, th
1578 days ago 6 comments Categories: Better Networking Tags:
We are currently in the test phase of the social media flight plan, and I must say its been an interesting journey. We had our very first online chat last night, which took place via Skype because th
1578 days ago 3 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: Morgenster, Winemaking, Giulio Bertrand
Intro's first. My name is Henry Kotzé, and I'm a winemaker. I know, it sounds like an AA confession, but in a way it is. I really love my job, making wine, it's a passion, and one that I've had for ye
1579 days ago 1 comments Categories: Business Blogs Tags: business, good service
Good service should be an intrinsic part of business. It makes sense to offer exceptional service to a first-time buyer or new customer, doesn’t it? After all, if you deliver bad service to a new clie
1579 days ago 1 comments Categories: Politics, Better Networking Tags: World Cup, South Africa, Rules, FiIFA, Tickets, Eskom
So now that the World cup is nearly over and it seems likely that either the Germans or the Dutch will take the cup (based purely on form thus far), I'd like to ask; 'What happened to all the rules ar
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